September 20, 2016
One of the great things about being an Australian is wherever you wander the world odds are good you’ll come across someone from close to home. Whether in old Tokyo, hiking the Appalachian trail, or in the foothills of Rome, if you’re really in a pinch debating who is better between Australia or the South Africa at Rugby a quick ‘tell him he’s dreaming!’ will get you a cheeky Aussie nearby ready to recall the nation’s great sporting moments.
What’s more, Australia ‘kicks goals’ world over. True, the nation’s culture isn’t perfect in all cultural exports – Vegemite is most certainly an acquired taste after all – but criticisms of experiences with the locals Down Under more often center around a run in with an Emu over a over a hipster in Melbourne (though true, both dress in black and have skinny legs).
Were there one drawback to a cheery national identity though, it’s that some of our great and immense contributions to the arts can at times be overlooked. Sure, you know the words to Back in Black, Eagle Rock, have Friday on your Mind now and then – and you always hear … Click to continue reading