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Media Release: Innovative Australian design to showcase at Beijing Design Week 2016 Australian Feature at Beijing Design Week Leading Australian designers and artists will once again take part in China’s largest annual design festival, Beijing Design Week (BJDW), set to take over multiple venues across…
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Aussie Christmas

Aussie Christmas


The Jacaranda trees are burgeoning with buds and starting to erupt into magnificent panicles of soft blue blossom, heralding the coming of Christmas to Australians all around our huge island home. We don’t have the snow, yule logs, red-berried holly, and roaring log fires that are associated with a northern…
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Population Breakdown of Australia

Population Breakdown of Australia


P {display:none;} .headlineLinksCensus ul {margin: 0;} The 2011 population for New South Wales is 6, 917, 656, which is a +5.6% increase from 2006. view QuickStats for New South Wales The 2011 population for Victoria is 5, 354, 040, which is an +8.5% increase from 2006. view QuickStats for Victoria The 2011 population for Queensland is 4, 332, 737, which is an +11% increase…


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Images of Aboriginal People

Images of Aboriginal People


Hollywood’s versions of “how the West was won” relied totally on the presence of Native tribes, who were to be wiped out or reined in. “And, for the longest time, ” says Canadian Ojibway playwright Drew Hayden Taylor, “there wasn’t a real ‘Indian’ to be seen on the movie sets: Native ‘representation’ was taken care of by Italians or Spaniards—anyone with dark enough skin to…


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Indigenous heritage sites

Indigenous heritage sites


The World Heritage Convention governs the identification and protection of tangible, immovable world heritage (i.e. ‘sites’) considered to be of “outstanding universal value”. A large number of the recognized World Heritage sites are located in the territories of indigenous peoples. The existence and role of the indigenous peoples living in the respective sites is, however…


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Australian traditions list

Australian traditions list


The immense rock formation of Uluru and rock domes of Kata Tjuta are remarkable geological and landform features set on a sand plain. They have special significance to the Anangu people as their Tjurkurpa (traditional law). Uluru is a huge, rounded, red sandstone monolith 9.4 kilometres in circumference rising to over 340 metres above the plain. Rock art in the caves around…


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Australian Christmas tree Ornaments

Australian Christmas tree Ornaments


Christmas Kingdom is your one stop Christmas Shop in Melbourne with an Australia wide online store. Guests of all ages are invited to enjoy the wonderland of Christmas Kingdom, featuring a magical forest (complete with talking tree), shimmering lights, sparkling ornaments and whimsical animated window displays. Whether you’d prefer to shop instore at our 20, square foot Christmas…


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Australian national costume

Australian national costume


Her Majesty’s Theatre in Ballarat’s Lydiard Street is one of the most intact, commercial nineteenth century theatres in Australia. Originally opened as the Ballarat Academy of Music in order to avoid the negative moral connotations associated with theatres at the time, Her Majesty’s was completed in 1875 to a design by architect George Browne. The Academy had a flat floored…


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Aboriginal relationship with the land

Aboriginal relationship with the land


Everything comes from and goes back to the Land. Land is a living thing that must be taken care of physically and spiritually. Land can be happy, land can be sad, land can be sick and land can recover. You don t own the land, you belong to the land! There are eight Arrernte skin names. Mpwarntwe (which includes the land on which the Desert Park is built) is Kngwarraye-Peltharre…


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Getting to Australia

Getting to Australia


Gone are the days when you just jumped on a boat and turned up. Now things are a little more tricky. In this very straight forward and quick guide, I’ll run through 6 ways to emigrate to Australia. Please be aware this post was written March 2009 and although I do try to keep it up-to-date, it is always wise to doublecheck over at border.gov.au/. Employer Sponsored Workers…


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