AUSTRALIANS…. Who are we?

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What is our culture?

What do we celebrate?  What is important to us?

Our Country  

National Geographic countries     Australian Geographic     

Our Celebrations

The Melbourne Cup         Moomba    

Our Animals 

I’m a Tasmanian Devil.  Find out about me in  National Geographic.

I’m a kangaroo. What do you know about me?

Our Songs  

I came from the Dreamtime
From the dusty red-soil plains
I am the ancient heart
The keeper of the flames
I stood upon the rocky shore
I watched the tall ships come
For forty thousand years I’ve been the first Australian.

I came upon the prison ships
Bound down by iron chains
I cured the land, endured the lash
And waited for the rains.
I’m a settler, I’m a farmer’s wife
On a dry and barren run
A convict and a free man
I became Australian

I’m a daughter of a digger
Who sought the mother load
The girl became a women
On the long and dusty road
I’m a child of the depression
I saw the good time come
I’m a bushy im a battler
I am Australian

Chorus:

We are one, but we are many
and from all the lands on earth we come
we share a dream and sing with one voice
I am, you are, we are Australian

I’m a teller of stories, I’m a singer of songs
I am Albert Namajera and I paint the ghostly gums
I’m Clancy on his horse,
I’m Ned Kelly on the run
I’m the one who waltzed Matilda
I am Australian

I’m the hot wind from the desert
I’m the black soil of the plain
I’m the mountains and the valleys
I’m the drowned and flooding rains
I am the rock, I am the sky
the rivers when they run
the spirit of this great land
I am Australian

 

Our Food          

The Vegemite Story        Tim Tams

 

Our Stories

What Australian stories do you know?

Are we there yet?

Find out about an Australian author:  Jackie French, Alison LesterMem FoxGraeme BaseJacqueline Harvey

 

Our Landmarks

The Great Barrier Reef

Uluru

The MCG

 

 

 

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