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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 ...

P. D. McCormick

P. D. McCormick (c.1834–1916)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 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’ ( c. 1878 song) advance Australia Advance Australia ...

John Curtin

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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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 ...

Fran Bailey

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...Fran Bailey 1946 –   Australian Liberal politician This is a great Australian adjective. It's plain speaking and friendly. It is our vernacular. as Minister for Tourism, defending the use of ‘bloody’ in Tourism Australia's 2006 travel slogan ( see advertising slogans ) in Sydney Morning Herald 24 February 2006 great Australian adjective great Australian adjective It is our ...

John Curtin

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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...John Curtin 1885 – 1945 Australian Labor statesman ; Prime Minister 1941–5 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

Donald Richmond Horne (1921–2005)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 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 (1964) Australia is a lucky country Australia is a lucky ...

Arthur Angell Phillips

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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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’; see keating Australian Cultural Cringe Australian cultural Cringe Australian Cultural ...

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

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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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 ...

George Seddon

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...George Seddon 1927 –   Australian environmental scientist The most important fact in the environmental history of Australia is that it had a radically new technology imposed upon it, suddenly, twice. attributed; quoted in G. Davison, J. Hirst, and S. Macintyre (eds.) Oxford Companion to Australian History (2001) environmental history history of Australia new technology ...

George Seddon

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...George Seddon 1927 –   Australian environmental scientist The most important fact in the environmental history of Australia is that it had a radically new technology imposed upon it, suddenly, twice. attributed; quoted in G. Davison, J. Hirst, and S. Macintyre (eds.) Oxford Companion to Australian History (2001) environmental history history of Australia new technology ...

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...

Arthur Angell Phillips

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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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—appearing either as the Cringe Direct, or as the Cringe Inverted, in the attitude of the Blatant Blatherskite, the God's-Own-Country and I'm-a-better-man-than-you-are Australian bore. Meanjin (1950) ‘The Cultural Cringe’; see keating Australian cultural Cringe Australian Cultural cringe Blatant ...

John Curtin

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...John Curtin 1885 – 1945 Australian Labor statesman , Prime Minister 1941–5 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 America free of any ...

Andrew Fisher

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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 ...

Andrew Fisher

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...Andrew Fisher 1862 – 1928 Irish -born 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 ...

Robert Hughes

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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...Robert Hughes 1938 –   Australian writer What the convict system bequeathed to later Australian generations was not the sturdy, skeptical independence…but an intense concern with social and political respectability. The idea of the ‘convict stain’, a moral blot soaked into our fabric, dominated all argument about Australian selfhood by the 1840s. The Fatal Shore (1987) introduction convict stain convict ...

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