Straya (our way of saying Australia)
This is a nice lighthearted video with the usual Australian self-mockery – we love a bit of that. How many of the people and places can you identify? Kudos to … Continue reading
Australia – arms around you
The ABC, or ‘Aunty’ as we like to call her, is Australia’s independent government-funded broadcaster. This beautiful promotional video shows some of the best sides of Us, this multicultural country. … Continue reading
sorta dunno nothin
I have a 14 year old. Now some Australian 14 year olds can be pretty uncommunicative. How about in your country? There are a number of Aussie cultural references in … Continue reading
Xavier Toby asks ‘What is Australian Culture?’
One Australian’s view of Aussie culture from online news site, WA Today Xavier Toby asks ‘What is Australian Culture?’.
It’s Aussie Football League grand finals time!
For the first time since the club’s inception 19 years ago, the Fremantle Dockers has reached the grand finals of the Australian Football League (AFL). The AFL began as the … Continue reading
Australia is going to Rio 2014!
Woo hoooo! The Australian Socceroos soccer (or ‘football’ if you must) team just beat Iraq 1-0 to qualify for the Soccer World Cup in Brazil next year. I can’t wait … Continue reading
Former Yothu Yindi frontman M Yunupingu dies aged 56 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Internationally acclaimed musician, political activist and leader, and educator, M Yunupingu has died at home on 2 June 2013, in the Northern Territory. Yet another Aboriginal man claimed by kidney … Continue reading
Are we really that racist?
By The Hoopla May 30, 2013 “Sometimes, whether it’s offhand, whether it’s deliberate, or in this case whether it’s a complete mistake, the hurt still is there…” Mistakes, brain fails, blunders, … Continue reading
Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2013
Did you know that many Australians LOVE Indian films? Check out the Indian Film Festival Melbourne which includes Bollywood and arthouse Indian film as well as a short film competition … Continue reading
Ita Buttrose, the mother of Australian style and business
Ita Buttrose has been an inspiration to generations of Australian women playing a leading role in the Packer media empire as the creator and first female editor of major women’s … Continue reading
Are we ashamed of Australian culture?
Read the article in Daily Life, my latest blog find on Australian Life – Are we ashamed of Australian culture?. It’s all about what we call the ‘cultural cringe’ where (anglo) … Continue reading
Valentines’ Day in Australia – 14th of February
The day of love originates from the European saint, Valentine. It began as a Christian tradition which is gradually being taken up around the world, largely, I might suggest, because it … Continue reading
Originally posted on michaelboultonblog:
So 6 months done Down Under, how is it going? In short, great. Move away from everyone and everything familiar and you find out a lot…
Australian music – Triple J’s hottest 100 tunes of 2012
Australia’s top 100 music tracks as voted by listeners to JJJ, the public youth indy radio station. Get the CD here. Hottest 100 – 2012 | triple j.