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Wounded Australians visit Bisham Abbey

A group of wounded Australians came for an afternoon at Bisham Abbey.

29 September 1916
Dull day, some rain. Party of 17 Australian wounded came in afternoon about 3. 35 more words

Life On The Home Front

48 Aussie Slang Terms You Need To Know If You Plan To Visit

Australian’s shorten everything and I mean everything. I’ve been living here for nearly half a year now and I think I’ve finally grasped all (okay, not all, but some of) the slang terms that Aussies throw around because if they can shorten it, they will. 185 more words

A Benjamin Button Complex

There are few things better than watching 10 Things I Hate About You and drinking wine on a Tuesday night.

This weekend was easier on me than the rest of the previous week (mostly). 246 more words

Let's Get Personal

How can Australian households get away with the biggest debts in the world?

It is an extraordinary fact that Australian households shoulder the biggest debts in the world, relative to our incomes. But can it last?

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Tyne Cot

Tyne Cot Cemetery

Date, September 8, 2016.

If we had waited three weeks and a few days, it would have been the 99th anniversary of the successful Australian assault on the hill along the Passendaele-Broodseinde road where the Germans were dug in and waiting. 734 more words

Personal Thoughts

British Levels of Irritation, European Responses to War Threats - humor

FOR WORD & HISTORY LOVERS – this interpretation of foreign reaction to sounds of war ALERTS TO THREATS IN 2013 EUROPE
The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Syria and have therefore raised their security level from… 359 more words


Wattle Day

Today is also Wattle Day in Australia.

What is Wattle Day?

  • Wattle and Wattle Day can symbolise virtually anything we want, but they relate generally to Spring, being Australian, the Australian environment, and history.
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