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Australian surf culture

Australian surf culture


Surfing is a very popular watersport, and Australia has some of the best surfing spots in the world, possessing some of the surfing champion of the world. Surfies travel the globe looking for the waves, and many of those occur around the Australian coastline, in particular the infamous . Always take local advice on the waves, which must be treated with respect. Check out…


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Australian Youth Social and cultural Issues

Australian Youth Social and cultural Issues


Workload: Six day extensive, 4 Credit Points, 39 Contact Hours Status: Elective Prerequisites: none When: 2 Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in Semseter 1 2014, 27-29 March and 8-10 May Lecturer: Graham Stanton Join us for this extensive unit of study with Graham Stanton, the previous Principal of Youthworks College. Graham is keen to help students develop skills for engaging…


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Aboriginal Weddings

Aboriginal Weddings


Facility Rentals Are you planning an event? Wabano Centre is a beautiful venue with first-rate facilities available to rent for your next conference, meeting, or celebration! Designed by Douglas Cardinal, this fabulous facility provides a distinctive atmosphere for your special events and meetings. Whether it is a wedding, conference, concert, holiday party, or business meeting…


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Typical Australian characteristics

Typical Australian characteristics


Australian Identity Language and Identity Iconic Australians Australian Symbols Australian Stereotypes Aboriginal Rights Racism and Egalitarianism Australian Myths Fact or fables? Around the world, people are raised not to stereotype others. Nevertheless, they often define their own cultural identity by stereotyping themselves. Not only do the stereotypes provide the behavioural…


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Australian culture values

Australian culture values


Given Australia’s status as an (unfinished) colonial project of the British Empire, the basic institutions that were installed in its so-called ‘empty’ landscape derive from a value-laden framework borne out of industrialization, colonialism, the consolidation of the national statist system and democracy – all entities imbued with British Enlightenment principles and thinking…


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What is Australian culture?

What is Australian culture?


‘The country’s foodways were among the most vivid illustration of a new cosmopolitan sensibility’ Men playing pool next door to the Thy Thy Restaurant, Victoria St Richmond, in 1988. Photograph: Elizabeth Gilliam/State Library of Victoria Another ambiguous measure of the new cosmopolitanism was the change in Australians’ drinking habits. The development of the wine industry…


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Australian cultural diversity

Australian cultural diversity


All Australians share the benefits and responsibilities arising from the cultural, linguistic and religious diversity of our society. Programs and Publications The government s cultural diversity programs and publications. Multicultural Access and Equity Australia’s Multicultural Access and Equity Policy seeks to ensure that all Australians are able to access government programs…


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Australian Youth culture

Australian Youth culture


John Dixon (director), 1976, 96 mins, Cambridge Film Productions A documentary about the 1972 Sunbury Festival, held over the Australia Day long weekend which includes performances by a number of bands. Crowds are shown dancing, swimming in the river, camping and just enjoying the music. Ian Molly Meldrum interviews musicians and gathers vox pops from the audience and Sunbury…


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Australian culture for Kids

Australian culture for Kids


The original culture of Australia can only be surmised: cultural patterns among the remote descendants of the first Australians cannot be assumed to be unchanged after 53, years of human habitation of the continent. Much more is known about the richly diverse cultures of modern Aboriginal Australians, or at least of those few who survived the impact of European colonisation…


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Australian sporting culture

Australian sporting culture


Either as participants or as fans, team sport provides one of the best opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to come together. Fortunately, with four codes of professional football, three varieties of professional cricket, professional basketball, semi-professional baseball and semi-professional netball, Australia has arguably the most diverse professional sporting…


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