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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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Rhyming Slang

Rhyming slang is a creative way to play with language. It’s basically two or more words, the last of which rhymes with the word it’s replacing. For example, mud pies = eyes. The origins of Australian rhyming slang is unclear. … Read more

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Pikelets

Unlike American pancakes, the Australian pikelets can be purchased ready-made in grocery stores. Parents often pack them in their child’s school lunch or serve as a snack. See also on our website Aussie Food Charts for Cooking       … Read more

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Temperature Chart

AUSTRALIA USES the Celsius scale as our standard. We’ve provided a handy Celsius and Fahrenheit chart to help you convert how hot or cold it is outside to numbers that are more familiar to you. The Oven Temperatures Chart is useful … Read more

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Maps of Australian States and Territory

The Commonwealth of Australia is made up of six states and two territories controlled under a federal system of government. The states originated as separate British colonies prior to Federation (in 1901). The largest State, Western Australia, is about the … Read more

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Louisa (Albury) Lawson

Poems by Louisa Lawson The Digger’s Daughter An Australian Song A Woman’s Love Articles from The Dawn Nonsensical Idea Divorce Extension Bill or  The Drunkard’s Wife Boycotting The Dawn Louisa (Albury) Lawson 1848 – 1920 Australian poet, journalist and publisher … Read more

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The Loaded Dog

by Henry Lawson (1867-1922) Australian writer Dave Regan, Jim Bently, and Andy Page were sinking a shaft at Stony Creek in search of a rich gold quartz reef which was supposed to exist in the vicinity. There is always a … Read more

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