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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…
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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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Cultural events in Australia

Cultural events in Australia


During the 12 months before interview in 2013-14, 15.9 million or 86% of the Australian population aged 15 years and over attended at least one of the cultural venues or events asked about in the survey. The attendance rate in 2009-10 was also 86%. The highest attendance rates were at cinemas (66%), botanic gardens (37%), libraries (34%) and zoological parks and aquariums (34%)…


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What cultures are in Australia?

What cultures are in Australia?


Australians of today are deeply concerned about environment issues like global warming. Surviving on this land for more than 60, years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders established effective ways to use and sustain resources. One important aspect is the right of certain people to control the use of resources in a particular area. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…


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Typical Australian culture

Typical Australian culture


Polixeni Papapetrou, The Wimmera 1864 #1, from Haunted Country, 2006, pigment print. Polixeni Papapetrou. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia, 2007. What is it about the bush that is so special to Australians? The bush has an iconic status in Australian life and features strongly in any debate about national identity, especially as expressed in Australian literature, painting…


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Facts about Australian culture

Facts about Australian culture


In this section we ll cover some of the more unusual and interesting facts about Australia. The name Australia comes from the Latin Australis which means of the South Legends of Terra Australis Incognita an unknown land of the south date back to Roman times. When you ve finished checking out the interesting facts about Australia and you want to have a look at the more…


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Cultures and traditions of Australia

Cultures and traditions of Australia


Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen I would like to acknowledge the Gumatj people on whose land we are today. I would also like to acknowledge other Yolngu people and balanda here today and thank the Yothu Yindi Foundation for inviting me to speak at this years Garma Festival where we celebrate the Yolngu culture and world view. This recognition and contribution of Indigenous…


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