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Australian Culture

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Katie Schierloh

on 28 February 2014

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Transcript of Australian Culture

Australia v. United States
Drive on the opposite side of the street
Australians rarely dry their clothes in the dryer
Sensitive about water usage
Lots of cheap secondhand shops
metric system
Seasons are backwards (Christmas in Summer)
Currency is plastic and colorful
Bills increase in size as value rises
Portions are smaller
More than 80 percent of Australians live within 100 kilometers of the coast making Australia one of the world's most urbanized coastal dwelling populations.
A typical school day is from 9:00-3:30
The school year is separated into four terms lasting 9-11 weeks long each
each term is separated by 2 weeks of vacation time
School isn't mandatory after you turn 16
Australian Slang
"Bluey" - red head
"ankle biter" - child
"Bloke" - guy/man
"Amber Fluid" - beer
"Sheila" - girl
"Boot" - trunk of car
'Pig" - Police officer
"Stoked" - excited
"Sunnies" - Sunglasses
Australian Schools
School education in Australia includes preschool, preparatory (or kindergarten), primary school, secondary school (or high school) and senior secondary school (or college)
Australian Culture
Important Holidays
Australia has 12 major holidays but here are some of the more popular ones
New Year's
Christmas and Easter
Boxing Day: After Christmas Day
Australia day: January 26
Anzac Day: April 25
World's longest fence
Uggs created in Australia
300 female convicts mass mooned the governor of Tasmania in 1832
it is illegal for children to buy cigarettes but not smoke them
only continent without an active volcano
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