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Australian comedy - Australia's Culture Portal

Comedy is central to Australian cultural identity. Comedy forms the basis of many forms of popular entertainment from live cabaret with stand up comedians to television sketch shows. Australia is a country of climatic and geographic extremes and Austral...

Australian Dance - Stories from Australia's Culture Portal

In turn, Australian dance ventures such as Chunky Move, Buzz Dance Theatre and Australian Dance Theatre are bringing their work to the world through international tours. These included the Kirsova Ballet, The Borovansky Ballet, Laurel Martyn's Ballet Gui...

Modern Australian fashion - Australia's Culture Portal

Nicola Finetti, Dress of silk georgette, silk chiffon and metallic embroidery on silk organza. Fashion can be defined by colour, cut, cloth, garment type, garment styles and interpretation of looks. Chinese silk embroidered shawls and Chinese surcoats b...

Australian food and drink - Australia's Culture Portal

Before white settlement, Aboriginal people survived off the native plants and animals of the Australian environment for thousands of years. Bush foods such as berries, roots and nectars were a vital part of the aboriginal diet in many areas. In the late...

Australian Indigenous art - Australia's Culture Portal

Bark Painting, Evans Collection, Northern Territory Library. Image courtesy of the Northern Territory Library and the National Library of Australia. Australian Indigenous art is the oldest ongoing tradition of art in the world. ...

Australian Indigenous ceremony - Australia's Culture Portal

For example, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders these ceremonies bring together all aspects of their culture - song, dance, body decoration, sculpture and painting. Anny Nungarrayi (centre) with other Warlpiri women perform a traditional dance dur...

Australian Indigenous tools and technology - Australia's Culture Portal

While tools varied by group and location, Aboriginal people all had implements such as knives, scrapers, axe-heads, spears, various vessels for eating and drinking, and digging sticks. Aboriginal people achieved two world firsts with stone technology. A...

Australian Indigenous cultural heritage - Australia's Culture Portal

It also contains links to sites that may use images of Aboriginal and Islander people now deceased. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are complex and diverse. In Australia, Indigenous communities keep their cultural heritage alive by passin...

Australian literary magazines - Australia's Culture Portal

From the Australian Magazine's debut in 1821, Australia's magazine industry developed rapidly in the late nineteenth century through popular titles such as the Bulletin and Melbourne Punch . Alongside these more mainstream publications, a series of small...

Australian rock music - Australia's Culture Portal

In the 1970s Australian rock bands became well known for classic hard rock. By the 1980s Australian music developed its own distinctive rock sound and became popular the world over. First appearing in the United States of America, rock music was a fusio...

Popular Australian Television - Stories from Australia's Culture Portal

Since then, Australian television has grown to include: five national free-to-air stations; regional stations; community stations; and countless cable stations. The government-owned Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) also expanded its radio broadca...

Modern Australian architecture - Australia's Culture Portal

This is reflected in the development of an alternative model for public spaces and urban living based on social architecture and the 'green' apartment. Another example of architecture designed public spaces experienced on the move is Parramatta rail stati...

Australian architecture - Australia's Culture Portal

Internationally recognised Australian icons include buildings like the Sydney Opera House (architect Jørn Utzon) and the new Parliament House in Canberra (architect Romaldo Giurgola). Distinctive Australian architecture is also recognisable in the rural ...

Australian of the Year Award - Australia's Culture Portal

2007 Australian of the Year - Professor Tim Flannery. Image courtesy of the National Australia Day Council. On Australia Day - 26 January - each year, the Prime Minister of Australia announces the Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year, Sen...

Australian aviation - Stories from Australia's Culture Portal

Since the first air trials between England and Australia, international aviation has also played an important part in Australian aviation history. In Australia, the New South Wales Aviation School was formed and began civil and military aviation training ...

The Australian Bush - Australia's Culture Portal

Image courtesy of the National Library of Australia. There is no doubt that the bush has an iconic status in Australian life and has featured strongly in any debate about national identity. Australian artists such as Tom Roberts, Charles Condor, Hans Hey...

Australian political cartooning - Australia's Culture Portal

Australia has a strong and vibrant history of political cartooning. Running since 1996, the National Museum of Australia hosts the Behind the Lines: The Year's Best Cartoons exhibition. Every year, young Australian cartoonists are encouraged to enter the...

Australian children's books - Australia's Culture Portal

Australian children's literature rests on the enthusiasm and talents of many individuals, including a great many more Australian writers, illustrators and books than can be listed in this article. Find comprehensive lists of Australian writers and illust...

Australian design - Australia's Culture Portal

There are a number of professions in Australia that contribute to a diverse design industry, including architects, interior designers, landscape architects, graphic designers, jewellers, industrial designers, fashion designers, furniture makers and textil...

Australian farms and farming communitites - Australia's Culture Portal

Many Australians are directly or indirectly involved in farming. For those Australians not involved with farming, the country's recent rural and agricultural history still has strong links to the heritage and culture of Australia. Wheat and other grain ...

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