The "typical Australian" is or was "a practical man, rough and ready in his manners and quick to decry any appearance of affectation in others.
He is a great improviser, ever willing 'to have a go' at anything, but ... content with a task done in a way that is 'near enough'.
Though capable of great exertion in an emergency, he normally feels no impulse to work hard without good cause.
He swears hard and consistently, gambles heavily and often, and drinks deeply on occasion ...
"He is a 'hard case', sceptical about the value of religion and of intellectual and cultural pursuits generally.
He believes that Jack is not only as good as his master but ... probably a good deal better ...I'm alright Jack.
He is a fiercely independent person who hates officiousness and authority ...
Yet he is very hospitable and ... will stick to his mates through thick and thin, even if he thinks they may be in the wrong."
HE WILL NEVER TALK POLITICS OR RELIGION WITH A MATE
16 Apr 2011
The Australian Legend-- Do these Legends still exist.
Humanities that are derided so much by to-days politicians should be used as a guide to good government. Prime Minister, Menzies decla...
As you can see I still smile a lot. Why because its free,no tax on it yet?
Canberra:- A war zone in Woden, buildings boarded up, windows smashed, a bloody mess for seven years.SEVEN YEARS OF NEGLECT. GUESS WHO'S FAULT? NOBODY? ITS ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSE'S FAULT. BUCK PASSING IS THE NAME OF THE GAME ...
Extract from an article by Tim Minchin To Politicians. Learn how to talk to the people, he says: “ You don’t have to talk dumb – you have ...