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Australia has been establishing stronger links with Asia—but has been unable to shake off the British monarchy Australia's landmass—which can be viewed as the world's largest ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (5 ed.)

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... Australia Australia Australia is a huge rest home, where no unwelcome news is ever wafted on to the pages of the worst newspapers in the world. Germaine Greer 1939 – Australian feminist : in Observer 1 August 1982 Australia is a huge rest home Australia is a huge rest home worst newspapers The only people keeping the spirit of irony alive in Australia are taxi drivers and homosexuals. Barry Humphries 1934 – Australian entertainer and writer : in Australian Woman’s Weekly February 1983 spirit of irony alive in Australia taxi ...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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... Rudd 1957 –   Australian statesman apology to Australia’s Indigenous peoples, House of Representatives, Parliament of Australia, 13 February 2008 In all directions stretched the great Australian Emptiness, in which the mind is the least of possessions. Patrick White 1912 – 90 Australian novelist The Vital Decade (1968) ‘The Prodigal Son’ great Australian Emptiness great Australian emptiness mind the least of possessions least of possessions Vincent Lingiari, I solemnly hand to you these deeds as proof in Australian law that these lands...

P. D. McCormick

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...P. D. McCormick c. 1834 – 1916 Australian musician In joyful strains then let us sing Advance Australia fair. the national anthem of Australia, from 1984 ‘Advance Australia Fair’ (1878 song) advance Australia Advance Australia ...

John Curtin

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...John Curtin 1885 – 1945 Australian Labor statesman Australia looks to America, free of any pangs as to our traditional links or kinship with the United Kingdom. of the threat from Japan, and British reluctance to recall Australian troops from the Middle East in Herald (Melbourne) 27 December 1941 Australia looks to America Australia looks to ...

Donald Richmond Horne

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...Donald Richmond Horne 1921 – 2005 Australian journalist and writer Australia is a lucky country run mainly by second-rate people who share its luck. The Lucky Country: Australia in the Sixties ...

Arthur Angell Phillips

Arthur Angell Phillips (1900–85)   Quick reference

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...Arthur Angell Phillips 1900 – 85 Australian critic and editor Above our writers—and other artists—looms the intimidating mass of Anglo-Saxon culture. Such a situation almost inevitably produces the characteristic Australian Cultural Cringe. Meanjin (1950) ‘The Cultural Cringe’ Australian cultural Cringe Australian Cultural ...

Edmund Barton

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...Edmund Barton 1849 – 1920 Australian statesman A nation for a continent and a continent for a nation. on Australian federation quoted in Robert Garran The Coming Commonwealth ...

Kevin Rudd

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...Kevin Rudd 1957 –   Australian statesman My name is Kevin, I'm from Queensland, and I'm here to help. speech to Australian Labor Party conference, 27 April 2007 To the mothers and the fathers, the brothers and the sisters, for the breaking up of families and communities, we say sorry. And for the indignity and degradation thus inflicted on a proud people and a proud culture, we say sorry. apology to Australia’s Indigenous peoples, House of Representatives, Parliament of Australia, 13 February...

Andrew Fisher

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...Andrew Fisher 1862 – 1928 Australian Labor statesman , Prime Minister 1908–9, 1910–13, 1914–15 Australians will stand beside our own to help and defend her to our last man and our last shilling. speech in Colac, 31 July 1914, reported in Argus 3 August 1914 Australians will stand beside our last man our last ...

A. D. Hope

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...A. D. Hope 1907 – 2000 Australian poet And her five cities, like teeming sores, Each drains her: a vast parasite robber-state Where second-hand Europeans pullulate Timidly on the edge of alien shores. ‘Australia’...

Tony Abbott

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...Tony Abbott 1957 –   Australian Liberal statesman No one, however smart, however well-educated, however experienced, is the suppository of all wisdom. addressing a meeting of Liberal Party supporters, Melbourne, 12 August 2013, in Australian 13 August...

Patrick White

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...Patrick White 1912 – 90 Australian novelist So that, in the end, there was no end. The Tree of Man (1955), closing words there was no end In all directions stretched the great Australian Emptiness, in which the mind is the least of possessions. The Vital Decade (1968) ‘The Prodigal Son’ great Australian Emptiness great Australian emptiness mind the least of possessions least of possessions The mystery of life is not solved by success, which is an end in itself, but in failure, in perpetual struggle, in becoming. Voss (1957) ch....

Lindy Chamberlain

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...Lindy Chamberlain 1948 –   Australian mother A dingo’s got my baby. on finding her daughter Azaria missing at Uluru, 17 August...

Henry Parkes

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...Henry Parkes 1815 – 95 English -born Australian statesman The crimson thread of kinship runs through us all. on Australian federation speech at banquet in Melbourne 6 February 1890; The Federal Government of Australasia (1890) crimson thread of kinship crimson thread of kinship crimson thread of ...

John Howard

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...John Howard 1939 –   Australian statesman I want people to reflect on the loss of life. I want them to reflect on what it means in terms of the loss of innocence…in relation to this country's dealings with different parts of the world. on the Bali bombing, 12 October 2002 interview on Australian television (Channel Ten News), 14 October...

Andy Murray

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...Andy Murray 1987 –   Scottish tennis player I can cry like Roger, it's a shame I can't play like him. after losing to Roger Federer in the final of the Australian Open, Melbourne Park, Australia, 31 January 2010 I can cry like Roger shame I can't play like...

Miles Franklin

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...Miles Franklin 1879 – 1954 Australian writer Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings. Childhood at Brindabella (1963) I am proud that I am an Australian, a daughter of the Southern Cross, a child of the mighty bush. My Brilliant Career ...

Bob Hawke

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...Bob Hawke 1929 –   Australian Labor statesman , Prime Minister 1983–91 Any boss who sacks a worker for not turning up today is a bum. after Australia II 's victory in the America's Cup yacht race at Royal Perth Yacht Club, 27 September...

Robert Muldoon

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...Robert Muldoon 1921 – 92 New Zealand statesman New Zealand was colonised initially by those Australians who had the initiative to escape. My Way ...

Noel Pearson

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...Noel Pearson 1965 –   Australian lawyer and activist Only those who have known discrimination truly know its evil. memorial service for Gough Whitlam, Sydney, 5 November...

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