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What is cultural diversity in Australia?

What is cultural diversity in Australia?


FEATURE ARTICLE 2: AUSTRALIA S CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY In addition to our rich Indigenous cultures, Australia is a nation built on the migrant experience and consequently is one of the most diverse countries in the world. In this, the United Nations declared International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures, Australian society is a microcosm of the entire world…


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Sport culture in Australia

Sport culture in Australia


Australians like to think of themselves as sports obsessives, a nation of people who play hard, are loyal to their team and passionate about sporting endeavour. Stefan Grun looks at the background to this sense of national identity. There are three main factors that define a culture - values, environment and reminders. Values are those things which define behaviours the group…


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South Australia, culture

South Australia, culture


Definition of culture: “The set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution, organization or group.” We’d argue that ‘culturally speaking’ South Australians tend to be open-minded, relaxed and accessible. Historically, we’re a very progressive state and a champion of the ‘fair go’ (it’s little known we were the first in the world to accord…


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Australian cultural heritage

Australian cultural heritage


Australian cultural material is an important part of Australia s heritage and national identity. We protect Australia’s unique cultural heritage from leaving the country and being lost to future generations of Australians. Cultural material may be considered significant for ethnological, historical, literary, artistic, scientific or technological reasons. Examples include Indigenous…


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Indigenous Australian cultural

Indigenous Australian cultural


Event Type:Everyday event Time:09.30 AM to 05.00 PM Location:Level G Admission: Witness the history, spirituality and diversity of the world’s oldest living cultures in the First Australians galleries. Located on the ground floor, the galleries house two contemporary exhibitions, Garrigarrang: Sea Country and Bayala Nura: Yarning Country . The galleries showcase a selection…


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Australia culture

Australia culture


‘This book is a bold statement on issues of deep importance in Australian life: our cultural history, our racial politics, and the shape of our public culture. The authors have produced a highly readable and also disturbing book, most relevant to our disturbing times.’ —Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney ‘Inside Australian Culture digs into Australia’s past to provide an…


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Culture Magazine Australia

Culture Magazine Australia


Overland, the most radical of Australia’s long-standing literary and cultural magazines, celebrated its 60th year in 2014. Overland’s mission is to foster new, original and progressive work exploring the relationship between politics and culture, especially literature, and to bring that work to as many people as possible. Overland values: the wide dissemination of new, challenging…


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How Long have Aboriginal people lived in Australia

How Long have Aboriginal people lived in Australia


The following article is based on a paper by Dr David Horton in the Year Book of Australia 1994, updated with recent archaeological evidence Australian prehistory has undergone a revolution in scientific understanding over the last 40 years. A century ago, the best scientific estimate of the time of occupation of Australia was 400 years and as recently as the 1960s estimates…


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Australian culture facts

Australian culture facts


Australia Introduction Australia has a population of almost 20 million people in a country not much smaller than the contiguous 48 United States. However, the great majority of the population is located in a few major urban centers. The large majority of the population (93%) has a European heritage, primarily English. The predominant language of the country is English with…


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Australian Sports culture

Australian Sports culture


Women had a higher rate of attendance at cultural venues and events than men (88% compared with 83%). However, going to watch a sporting event, whether it be the local hockey club grand final or something on a larger scale like the AFL, was more popular with men (49%) than with women (37%). SPORTS PARTICIPANTS ENJOY CULTURAL ACTIVITIES The 2009-10 ABS survey of Participation…


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