Australia

Divided by a common language; or, being an Australian in the US

July 14, 2009

There are times when i feel like i’m the party trick, or when people find me impossible to understand, or just exotic, or something to laugh at! It isn’t just the “way” I talk it is often what i say… (when this comes from my friends it is amusing, when it comes from complete stranges, […]

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The sprit of the ANZAC: Tpr Donaldson honored with first Victorian Cross since 1969

January 26, 2009

They are not given out like Candy. In fact, even using such a glib comparison feels sacriligious. I am referring to the Victoria Cross, the highest Australian (and Commonwealth) military honor. It doesn’t just honor bravery or courage, but bravery or courage exhibited to save the life or lives of others in the face of […]

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Vale Joern Utzon: The architect of the Sydney Opera House

November 30, 2008

The Danish architect of one of the most iconic buildings in the world died today. Joern Utzon created the first designs for Sydney’s Opera House in 1957 and though he has never returned to Australia since 1966 his son and grandson have recently been involved in helping to redesign some of the internal acoustics so […]

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