Category Archives: Culture and Language

Julian Assange and Snowtown

We had two aims for today: 1) Find the (sort-of) famous mural of Julian Assange somewhere in the back-streets of Stanmore. 2) Go to the cinema. We accomplished these goals by going on a long walk from Balmain over to … Continue reading

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Sydney Swans vs. Collingwood

MDF knew someone from where she was volunteering who had special corporate tickets to an Aussie Rules Football game. They couldn’t go – so MDF and I got the tickets! YES – Pommies on the loose to learn about Aussie … Continue reading

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What is Football?

Here in Australia there is great confusion about what they call ‘Football’. Yes – that’s right. And not just the American type of confusion where it’s wrongly called Soccer – no much worse than that – THEY CALL PRETTY MUCH … Continue reading

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Beastly Behaviour

This is how they try and stop unruly teenagers from behaving badly on the buses…

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Anzac Day and 5 day weekend

This year had the unusual occurence of Anzac Day falling on Easter Monday. Remembrance of war trumps religion, so there was no Easter Monday, but rather what they called ‘Easter Tuesday’ – amazingly this meant a FIVE DAY BANK HOLIDAY … Continue reading

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6 months in Australia!!!

Six month anniversary in Australia! (Well it was about a month ago – but this is a ‘back’ post) We celebrated by going to a screening of Our Generation which is a documentary about what is happening to Aborigines in … Continue reading

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British Lolly Shop

What the HELL is this?! British ‘LOLLY’ shop – how dare they? They are not ‘lollies’ – they are SWEETS – IT’S A SWEET SHOP, NOT A BLOODY LOLLY SHOP. Lollies come on sticks – how hard is that? Fair … Continue reading

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