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Australian Slang About Home

They say home is where the heart is, but for the majority of Australians, it also means living in the suburbs of large cities or towns within 50 kilometres of the coast. Like other countries, we have a variety of … Read more

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Liquid Measurement Converters

AUSTRALIA USES METRICS as our standard for measuring. We’ve provided a handy program on this page to convert measurements into terms that are familiar to you. If your browser has trouble with this page, you might want to use our printed conversion … Read more

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The Wild Colonial Boy

traditional Australian song composer unknown The colonial boy in this song is often confused with Jack Donahue who arrived in 1825 from Ireland, was convicted three years later of highway robbery and sentenced to death. He escaped and began a … Read more

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Morse Code Converter

AN IMPORTANT USE for Morse Code is signalling for help through SOS, “· · · — — — · · ·”. This can be sent many ways: keying a radio on and off, flashing a mirror, toggling a flashlight and similar … Read more

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Roman Numerals

ROMAN NUMERALS ARE often used to suggest importance or timelessness. It’s also used in situations where an alternate numbering system is useful for clarity. You’ll find it used for the Commonwealth Games and of course the Olympics. Use the handy converter below for … Read more

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State and Territory Codes

You can generally tell where something is from by the codes used for that state or territory. nn below means a number     xx below means a number or letter Phone Area Codes Mail Postcodes AM / FM Radio Callsigns TV Callsigns Amateur Callsigns … Read more

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Botany Bay

by Florian Pascal (1847 – 1923) Botany Bay sung by The Soundowners on Botany Bay sung by Lionel Long The first YouTube version of Botany Bay is sung by the Melbourne Aussie bush band The Sundowners. The second version is sung by Lionel Long. … Read more

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Waltzing Matilda

By Andrew ‘Banjo’ Paterson (1864 – 1941) Written at old Dagworth Homestead, Queensland in January 1895 Waltzing Matilda  sung by Slim Dusty This YouTube version is from the Sydney 2000 Olympics. A lovely reminder of why Slim Dusty is considered an Australian music legend. He … Read more

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Paper Sizes

IF YOU’RE IN AUSTRALIA (and most of the world) you’re very familiar with A4 size paper. It’s the standard size here, but in the USA and a few other countries, letter size is the standard. To help you with those and … Read more

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