Culture Of Australia

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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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Customs in Australia culture

Customs in Australia culture


Unlike many other cultures, Australians say what they really mean and are, in general, more individual and outgoing. They are mostly relaxed, easy-going, open and direct. People normally think that most Aussies dwell in the countryside but as a matter of fact, more than three quarters of them live amidst the crowded cities and urban areas, mainly along the seashore. Some key…


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Australian workplace culture

Australian workplace culture


Below is an excerpt from G’Day Boss that discusses Australia culture in the workplace. GDay Boss! Australian Culture and the workplace by Barbara West and Frances Murphy Understanding Relationships Equality versus Recognised hierarchy Australia Equality is to be honoured (including gender, race, class, etc). Contrast: Society is better organised if status and hierarchy are…


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Cultural aspects of Australia

Cultural aspects of Australia


People can benefit in many ways from involvement in culture and leisure activities. Leisure time gives people an opportunity to recover from the pressures of work and other commitments, to bond with family and community members, and to pursue their own interests such as sports, physical recreation and arts activities (e.g. reading, watching films, listening to music etc). Leisure…


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Western Australian culture

Western Australian culture


Warwick Hemsley. Warwick is chairman of QWest Paterson property advisers and Managing Director of Hemsley Investments. He has also committed much of his personal time to making a contribution to the community. Warwick has made significant contributions to arts and culture within Western Australia and nationally, applying his business skills and acumen to the successful operation…


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Modern Australian culture

Modern Australian culture


Italian workers at a knitting factory. Image courtesy of the Migration Museum, History Trust of South Australia. The hundreds of thousands of people who arrived in Australia after the First World War greatly influenced Australia becoming a modern society. They brought with them skills, commitment to family, education and their own cultural values. Their experiences in Australian…


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American culture in Australia

American culture in Australia


The Differences between Australian and American Culture For those of you who have just arrived in Australia you would have already begun to notice some of the differences between Australian and American culture. No matter what you think of these differences now, you will need to learn to embrace it, as these are the things that make Australia what it is. They contribute to…


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Cultural facts about Australia

Cultural facts about Australia


* Swimming - In 1838 it was declared illegal to swim at public beaches during the day! This law was enforced until 1902. * The secret ballot was first used in Victoria and South Australia following the granting of responsible government. Other states introduced secret ballots as follows: 1856 - Victoria & South Australia 1858 - New South Wales & Tasmania 1859…


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Australian Religion and culture

Australian Religion and culture


Religions span national, geographic, cultural and ethnic boundaries and may be the focus of individual and family identification. Religious institutions and observances play an important role in catering for people s social, psychological and cultural needs as well as their spiritual needs. In the 2011 Census, Christians represented 61% of the population. Non-Christians represented…


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American influence on Australian culture

American influence on Australian culture


Since America and Australia fought together as allies in World War One and World War Two, the two countries have shared a common bond. American soldiers stationed in Australia during the wars brought about an influx of American foods, such as hot dogs and hamburgers, which have since become staples of Australia s fast food industry. Many of the soldiers stationed in Australia…


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