Advance Australia Fair is the official national anthem of Australia. It was composed by Peter Dodds McCormick in the late 19th century, and first performed by Andrew Fairfax at a Highland Society function in Sydney on St Andrew's Day, ( 30 November, 1878). The song quickly gained popularity and an amended version was sung by a choir of 10,000 at the inauguration of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. In 1907, the Australian Government awarded McCormick £100 for its composition. ...more on Wikipedia about "Advance Australia Fair"
An Agricultural Show is a public event showcasing the equipment, animals, sports and recreation associated with the occupations of agriculture and animal husbandry. The largest of these comprise a Livestock show (a judged event or display in which breeding stock is exhibited) a trade fair and other competitions and entertainment. The terms agricultural show and livestock show are sometimes used synonymously. In addition, the work and practices of farmers, animal fanciers, cowboys and zoologists may also be on display. ...more on Wikipedia about "Agricultural show"
The Akubra hat is a distinctive part of Australian culture. Claimed to be derived from an Indigenous Australian word, Akubra is the company name of one of Australia's most famous producers of hats, although the name tends to be used more often to describe the hats themselves. Indeed, the company's range of hats is so large - and so ubiquitous - that in Australia nearly any hat of a similar design is likely to be mistakenly referred to as an Akubra. ...more on Wikipedia about "Akubra"
Alfred Felton ( November 8 1831 - January 8 1904) was an Australian entrepreneur, art collector and philanthropist. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alfred Felton"
The ANZAC Spirit is a key component of modern Australasian mythology. The basic tenet of the Australian myth is that there is a spirit of mateship and cheerful suffering amongst Australians, particularly in Australia's armed forces. The New Zealand myth of the ANZAC Spirit developed independently of the Australian myth, and has very different meanings. ...more on Wikipedia about "ANZAC spirit"
"Aussie" is friendly slang for " Australian". The correct pronunciation is "O-zee", IPA: . Pronouncing the word with a voiceless "s" in place of the voiced "z" is strongly frowned upon by Australians, and is considered a canonically North American error, along with such errors as pronouncing the last syllables of Melbourne and Brisbane as "born" and "bane," respectively (both are correctly pronounced with a schwa). ...more on Wikipedia about "Aussie"
In Australian english, the concept of a "battler" is a power word similar to the concept of the "hardworking family". It is used by various political personages and entities for their own purposes. Where in one context a person may use the term to refer to people of low socio economic status to call for greater welfare, others may use it to refer to a family saving for a private education to call for government payments to private schools. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aussie battler" It must be www.shortopedia.com.
The Big Things of Australia are a loosely related set of large structures or sculptures representing much smaller objects which pertain to the area in which they are located. Each one is individual and constructed without reference to any of the others, but together they have certain things in common and are collectively known as Australia's Big Things. For example, the first Big Thing was the Big Banana built in 1964 in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, but now there are over sixty similar objects around the country. ...more on Wikipedia about "Australia's Big Things"
The Australian Air League is a non-profit, civilian operated aviation youth organisation in Australia. It's objective is to encourage the spirit of aviation and air-mindedness in the youth of Australia. It's Latin motto is A Vinculo Terrae (Free From the Bonds of The Earth). ...more on Wikipedia about "Australian Air League"
The Australian Ballet was founded in 1962. The company regularly tours to all the major cities within Australia, with lengthy seasons in Sydney at the famous Sydney Opera House and in Melbourne at the Victorian Arts Centre. When in Brisbane, The Australian Ballet performs at the Lyric Theatre at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. ...more on Wikipedia about "Australian Ballet Company"
Australian humour music (often quite similar in style to Australian country music) is based on irreverent, rude, but harmless humour. Its lyrics often include a lot of swearing and are rarely about controversial or meaningful issues. Although you can buy the CDs at most music shops, this genre is generally not very commercial and spread mostly by word of mouth and small country town concerts. However it is very popular especially in rural areas of Australia. Major artists in this genre are Kevin Bloody Wilson, Rodney Rude and King Billy Cokebottle. ...more on Wikipedia about "Australian humour music"
The meat pie, hand-sized pot pies containing largely minced meat and gravy and consumed as a takeaway food snack, is considered iconic in Australian culture and has been described by former New South Wales Premier Bob Carr as Australia's "national dish". ** Australians consume an average of 12 meat pies per year and the popular brand Four'N Twenty Pie produce 50,000 pies per hour. The meat pie is heavily associated with Australian rules football and other sports as one of the most popular consumables whilst watching a game. In Queensland, Yatala Pies is one of the most succesfull independant direct meat pie retailers in the world and bakes on average over 2,000 pies and pastries per day, more in peak times. ...more on Wikipedia about "Australian meat pie"
The Australian of the Year Awards commenced in 1960. The award recipients are decided by Australia Day Committees in each state and territory. The awards are presented on Australia Day ( January 26) each year. ...more on Wikipedia about "Australian of the Year"
The Australian punting glossary explains some of the terms, jargon and slang which are commonly used and heard on Australian racecourses, in TAB’s, on radio, and in the horse racing media. ...more on Wikipedia about "Australian punting glossary"
Australian regional rivalries refers to the rivalries between Australian cities or regions, the most prominent of them being between Melbourne and Sydney. They are usually relatively friendly. ...more on Wikipedia about "Australian regional rivalries"
Australian football, which is also known as Australian rules football, or less formally as "Aussie rules" or simply as "footy" is a code of football which originated in Melbourne, Australia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Australian rules football"
In Australia, the keeping of standard time is divided into three time zones: Australian Eastern Standard Time, Australian Central Standard Time and Australian Western Standard Time. These correspond to UTC+10, UTC+9:30 and UTC+8 respectively. ...more on Wikipedia about "Australian time zones"
Australian work boots (or generically elastic-sided boots) are a unique style of work shoe, typically constructed with a leather upper bound together with elastic sides and pull tabs on the front and back of the boot. The shoe lacks a tongue, and laces, and sometimes contains a steel toe cap for occupational health and safety reasons. When the shoe contains a steel cap they are often known as " safety boots" or " steel toe boots". The boots generally lack an inner lining. The sole is generally polyurethane and the leather uppers are treated to be resistant to hot water, fats and mild alkaline and acid solutions. ...more on Wikipedia about "Australian work boots"
Two-month-old Australian baby Azaria Chamberlain disappeared on the night of 17 August 1980 on a camping trip with her family. Her parents, Lindy Chamberlain and Michael Chamberlain, reported that she had been taken from their tent by a dingo. An initial inquest agreed with this, but after a further investigation and a new enquiry, they were arrested, tried, and convicted of her murder in 1982. ...more on Wikipedia about "Azaria Chamberlain disappearance"
Bachelor and Spinster Balls are events hosted regularly in rural Australia, known locally as "B & S Balls" or simply "B&S's". They involve young spinsters and bachelors, (ie single people) dressing up in formal wear at a venue and consume large volumes of alcohol such as beer and spirits, typically Bundaberg Rum or Jim Beam. Typically they start at night and run until morning. Country music often features at these events. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bachelor and Spinster Balls"
Barbecue, (also spelled barbeque, or abbreviated BBQ) is a method of cooking meat with the heat and hot gasses of a fire, the application of a vinegar-based sauce to meat, the result of cooking by this method, or a party that includes such food. Barbecue is usually cooked in an outdoor environment heated by the smoke of wood or charcoal, or with propane and similar gases. Restaurant barbecue may be cooked in large brick or metal ovens specially designed for that purpose. ...more on Wikipedia about "Barbecue"
Barry McKenzie or Bazza McKenzie is a fictional character originally created by the Australian comedian Barry Humphries for a comic strip in the magazine Private Eye. He helped popularize Australian slang and culture in Britain. One of McKenzie's most memorable euphemisms is for the act of vomiting: a "technicolour yawn". ...more on Wikipedia about "Barry McKenzie"
The Big Banana is a tourist attraction in the town of Coffs Harbour, New South Wales and consists of a large building is the shape of a Banana. Many banana related products are shown or sold, and the grounds of building are a banana plantation. ...more on Wikipedia about "Big Banana"
The Big Merino is a 15 metre tall cement Merino sheep located in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia. It contains a gift shop on the ground floor and a wool display on the second floor. Visitors can climb to the top and look out through the Merino's eyes to view the local area. ...more on Wikipedia about "Big Merino"
Blinky Bill is an anthropomorphic koala who is a children's fiction character in three stories of New Zealand-born Australian author Dorothy Wall. ...more on Wikipedia about "Blinky Bill" The article you are reading is from www.shortopedia.com
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