Introduction: Australia Day. For most Aussies it is a day off work, a reason to whip out the Barbie and have a few too many beers on the beach. It’s a day where communities across the nation come together in celebration, watch the glorious fireworks, and play a few rounds of backyard cricket on the blistering asphalt. But for many Indigenous Australians, January 26 does not represent this supposed ‘Australian Dream,’ but rather the recollection of a nightmare. Australia Day to them marks the beginning of a harrowing 229 years of slaughtering, criminalisation, and torture of thousands of their people.
Quality of life in Australia The truth is that Australia is one of the most sought after emigration destinations in the world. Australia offers an abundance of wonderful elements such as beautiful beaches, magnificent scenery, diverse wildlife as well as a wealth of opportunities. People from all over the world actively seek out Australia as their number one country of choice for relocation due to the quality of life in Australia. Australia offers a high quality of living that is unbeatable to many other counties.
In Burton Raffel's, epic poem, Beowulf, one of the main values that stand out is essentially culture. Beowulf, the hero of all hero’s shows this through his willingness to come so close to death day after day, his insistence on having humility and being loyal to people in need. As readers, we see that in Anglo-Saxon society Beowulf is a valuable hero. He seems to have all of the qualities that a hero expected to have. Traits such as honor, valor, respect and bravery all come very easily to Beowulf.
What is the Anzac Spirit or Legend? Is it important to future generations? Anzac characteristics are in no doubt displayed by Australian and New Zealand defence force personnel and these qualities should be taught to future generation. Arthur Bourke stated that the Anzac Spirit is a sensation that can only be felt, in one’s innermost soul, every Australian and New Zealander can nurture this intense patriotism (Australian War Memorial 2017, ‘Anzac Spirit’, p.2). Throughout my speech I will highlight the Anzac Spirit’s importance for future generation ought to include, the Sacrifices made by men and women, Anzac Day Traditions, Australia’s Identity and the Qualities of the Anzac Spirit.
Sport in Australia, has always embodied the idea of equality, where everyone has the opportunity to participate. Background information (like cultural background), and barriers has never been a problem to affect ones participation. But recently over the years as more sports have been developed, and funding from the government has become harder to get a lot of people have struggled to participate in a chosen sport, especially athletics as it is the more costly sport. “Athletics is a sport stripped to its barest essentials, to run, walk, jump and throw is the basis of human activity”. For many centuries Australians have been known for success in a range of sport for example swimming, rowing and athletics.
Australia has a huge variety of festivals that are happening all the time a lot of which celebrate multiculturalism. Oktoberfest is a festival that celebrates an old German tradition where everyone comes together to drink, eat, dance, and overall have fun no matter where you 're from. The festival is celebrated all over the world including Australia, and with it a whole lot of its culture too. One of the main staples of Oktoberfest is its food and drinks there wouldn 't be a festival if it weren 't for these two factors
‘Why is the Anzac legend important for future generations’? When presented with this question I thought back to 2015, when I had the privilege as the Redeemer Lutheran College Captain to read the Uniform Resolution. On that day I read the following words to the hundreds of people who gathered in the Biloela R.S.L.A ANZAC park. ‘This meeting gives its assurance that those who have fallen shall be held in sacred memory, and that those who have survived the perils of war will ever be honoured and remembered with gratitude by the people whose hearths and homes they went forth to save so that our freedom and our free institutions under the British Commonwealth of Nations might survive.’ As I stood with my copy of those words that I had retrieved from my keepsakes drawer, it occurred to me that the fact that I had kept them was the very reason why the Anzac Legend is important for future generations.
Good morning/ afternoon ladies and gentlemen I would firstly like to begin by saying that I am very pleased to be here and I would like to thank unity grammar college for having me here today as a guest speaker. My name is Kira, and I was present on the day of the Redfern speech. It was on December the 10th 1992 that Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating had given a speech on the aboriginal reconciliation addressing issues faced by indigenous Australians. Paul Keating was one of the first Australian prime ministers to address and acknowledge the fact that the Europeans were solely responsible for the complications faced by the aboriginal communities.
Over the past years, compulsory National Services have been involved in different countries throughout the world and this has been very beneficial for the majority of the people involved. Our team is affirmative that Australia should have compulsory National Services because many people graduate high school/year 12 without knowing what job would suit them the best. By enrolling for a year or more, 18 years old or elder individuals are able to learn new skills, meet new friends and most of all, get to know themselves better. Furthermore, members of the National Service don’t have to always be training to defend their country, as Australia isn’t at risk. In fact, they have been known to be role models and an inspiration to the community.
So it is no wonder that sport is such an important part of Australian history and culture. Not only does it unite Australia as a nation, but it has also built strong links and relationships globally, all in the interest of competing to do ones country
“Australia is a nation of compassion- and courage…. And the third of these great values: resilience.” Today, members of the board, As an emerging film critic, I stand before you today to discuss and promote the film that absolutely best represents the pure essences of Australia’s identity through our strong Companionship, commitment and courage.
Australian’s are prideful of past endeavours in war and celebrate this twice a year in ANZAC day on the 25th of April and Remembrance Day on the 11th of November. They celebrate this because the war represented the ultimate from the mateship. A prime example of this was the battle of Gallipoli, were the Australian soldiers (diggers)
Coming from America to Australia I think it was easy for me to notice how Americanized it is here. Australian popular culture has been significantly affected by America in areas including food, sport, film, clothing, and music. Despite the many differences between Australia and the United States, there is a connection between the people of these two nations. Since I started researching this topic I saw a lot of articles saying how Australia is Americas little brother, I definitely would have to second that.
A long time ago, Naked for Satan was established on the backbone of Leon Satnovich hard work. Leon exhibited a stout heart coupled with an unbridled determination to flee the Russian pogroms. His good character was then rewarded as it resonated with locals in Australia. Although the locals nicknamed him “satan,” he was not plagued by the negative connotation associated with the name. His optimistic persona and work ethic in starting from the bottom, and pushing towards the top, stands a symbol for courage in Fitzroy till today.