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Those Aussie Icons We Know and Love Part 2

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Hugh Jackman Hugh Jackman could have quite easily been typecast in his role of Wolverine, which he played for 17 years in both the X-Men movies and the solo Wolverine spin-offs. Since then, however, he’s appeared in a wide spectrum of films, including The Greatest Showman, The Prestige, and Les Miserables. As a flexible theatrical and film actor, Jackman undoubtedly ranks among Australia’s finest. In 2019, he was named among the Queen’s Birthday Honours when he was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia for his services to the global community and performing arts. He’s also an extremely gifted singer. Olivia Newton-John Olivia Newton John’s iconic performance as Sandy […]

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Those Aussie Icons We Know and Love Part 1

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While Hollywood is in the U.S., many of its stars actually come from Australia. Aussie culture has made itself known throughout the world, and here we’re going to look at those most famous of Australians who’ve truly made it as bona fide icons. Icons of pop culture are some the world’s most famous celebrities. While some celebrities might not be all that well known outside of their particular sphere, almost every one of us immediately recognises the name of an icon, even if they work in a medium or genre that we wouldn’t consider ourselves consumers in. Who doesn’t know who Madonna is, for example? You don’t have to like […]

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The Weird and Wonderful Animals of Australia Part 2

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Numbat The Numbat is a marsupial that lives in the southwest of Western Australia. It’s so small that it’s hunted by animals such as birds of prey, dingoes, foxes, and feral cats. The endangered animal lives on termites only, and as these termites are active during the day, the Numbat is the only marsupial that’s diurnal. It spends its nights hiding in burrows or logs not big enough to accommodate its predators. To further defend itself against nighttime predators, it takes advantage of its thick-skinned rump when blocking the entrance. Short-beaked Echidna The Echidna has a quoll-like pouch, porcupine-like spines, and lays eggs in a similar manner to that of […]

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The Weird and Wonderful Animals of Australia Part 1

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Some 30 million years ago, Australia had separated from Antarctica and took the journey north. Subsequent changes to climate and land formation, along with separation from the rest of the world, led to the unique fauna and flora seen ‘down under’ today. In fact, over 80 per cent of Australian mammals, reptiles, frogs, and plants are unique to the country and can’t be found in any other country. Some Australian animals, such as wombats, wallabies, and kangaroos, are well known, as are the echidna, platypus, and koala. However, there remain many animals that many of us are unaware of when it comes to those native to Australia. Here, we’ll take […]

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8 Strange Things Australians Say

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Chatting with Australians isn’t always an easy task. Even when the conversation is based around things you both have a passion for, such as sunshine and sports, it can sound like two people speaking two different languages. Australians love a good old abbreviation. In fact, they’ve turned it into something of a pastime, choosing to inject their own version of the English language with some creative phrases such as “selfie”. Let’s delve into a few more here in a bid to try and decipher the “English” language used by Australians. Barbie We aren’t talking here about a doll with blonde hair. When Australians ask you if you’d like to attend […]

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6 Unusual Australian Foods

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There’s no shortage of food to try in a land as vast and diverse as Australia. From scrumptious seafood to unusual offerings like the national animal (keep reading) and reptilian meat, you’ll no doubt come across flavours that just may surprise you. Some you’ll recognise, or a variation of, while others might raise your taste buds’ curiosity. Here’s a selection of foods for you to read up on before you try. Vegemite To be fair, this one is popular all over the world. It just goes under different names. The dark brown paste is made from leftover brewers’ yeast extract with spice additives and vegetables. Admittedly, it sounds quite disgusting […]

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The Australian Culture Protects and Preserves Both Flora and Fauna

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The Australians are passionate about their animals and plants. On a cold spring day, you will find most people out gardening and looking after their trees while kids are encouraged to grow pets, which anyone else would think is scary. Every living thing that lives in Australia is respected. The government firmly believes that both pets and pests are Australian and will need to be protected. Visitors who come to the country might be shocked by the onslaught of information about watching out for some of the deadliest spiders and snakes in Australia. While anyone else from around the world would kill such creatures, the Australians are taught from a […]

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Words That Australia Gave the World – Australian Slang

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What many people don’t realize about the Australian culture is that the slang that people use in Australia is unique and hilarious at times. The words might seem offensive to some but bear with it and you would see that everything said is in good humor. The Australian slang is a very integral part of Australian culture. Many of the words that are used in today’s world originates from Australia. The slang that is unique to the country is now being adopted worldwide by everyone. Take for instance the word “Selfie.” Yes, the word originates from Australia. The first time it was used online was by Nathan Hope in his […]

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Celebrating Christmas in July In Australia

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Unlike the rest of the world, the Australian celebrate Christmas in July. As weird as it sounds, knowing that the coldest months of the year in Australia are in June and July, thus hailing the tradition. This doesn’t mean that the Australians don’t celebrate Christmas in December like the rest of the world. Christmas in July is merely an additional way to celebrate the weather and follow a tradition. The Reality of The Festival Technically speaking, Christmas in July isn’t a recognized festival with a public holiday, but the 25th of December is officially considered Christmas day like the rest of the world. However, during July, to keep up the […]

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A Brilliant Adventure Down the Great Ocean Drive

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One of the best drives you can take from Melbourne to Sydney is the Great Ocean drive. There is much to see and experience in between both the cities in Australia. The drive is along the coast and covers a few extremely picturesque places in between. Take your camera along for some of the best experiences and expect to get to the destination city within a matter of 8 hours at a stretch or take a few days and stop along the way with camping and barbeque adventures. First Stop: Kiama Driving from Sydney the first place you can stop at is Kiama. Stanwell Tops is the highlight of Kiama […]

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