Australia Essays

Poetry Speech

Good morning everyone, thank you fellow poetry lovers, for taking the time out of your Sunday afternoon to come and show your appreciation for fine Australian poetry. The two poems that I would like to share with you today in relation to Multicultural Australia are Fourteen Poor men, by Mary Gilmore, and Migrants by Margarret Scott in regards to multicultural Australia. I have a great love for not only these poems, but the poets also. Both Scott and Gilmore played…

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What It Means to Be Australian

Personally, being an Australian to me means celebrating freedom and the diverse number of people. Being Australian means having to explore and experience the blue beaches, hot summer days, cold winter nights and the footy seasons. Australia means wearing shirts, shorts and thongs. Having family gatherings and barbecues, having the opportunity to vote which makes us a democratic country. The thing about Australia is you don’t have to be born an Aussie to consider yourself an Australian; Australia is full…

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Environmental Education

Environmental education and play in Swedish and Australian early childhood curriculum. Environmental education and play are two important facets of both Swedish and Australian early childhood curriculum. Sandberg and Arlemalm-Hagser (2011) provide us with an overview of the Swedish curriculum, the current landscape of environmental education and the place of play in environment curriculum. An Australian perspective is demonstrated by Edwards and Cutter-Mackenzie who examines domestic responses to environment curriculum in early childhood settings and the importance of play in…

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Indigenous Music of Australia

Australia is a society of many cultures from all over the world. The music of Australia’s indigenous people represents a wide variety of music styles created by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. The music styles range from contemporary to styles that are fused with European sounds. The music of these people has become an important part of the society and culture of the people even though the ceremonies may have changed. “The traditional forms include many aspects of…

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The Benefits the Colonies Gained from Federation

In January 1901, the six separate, self-governing colonies of Australia united in federation, consequently creating the continent- nation, the Commonwealth of Australia. A constitution was drawn up modelled similarly, upon the British and American constitutions. As an outcome of federation, the life of the separate states, and individual citizens shifted. Edmund Barton, the introductory prime minister of federal government supported the growth of the nation’s economy, and developed the creation of a fused defence system. In the following subsections, we…

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Romulus My Father

Through the exposition of Raymond Gaita’s non-fiction biographical memoir ‘Romulus my Father’ it is evident that one’s strong culture and heritage can often heighten a sense of belonging within an individual group however in some cases can act as a barrier to belonging to society as a whole. We are shown Romulus’s strong connection to his culture and religion, which ultimately enhances his positive sense of belonging to his original heritage. “Many were Bible stories and their memory nourished his…

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Eddie Mabo

I strongly agree with this statement because of his actions and personality throughout the film. My interpretation of this sentence is that Eddie is strong passionate person but he also faces the side of reality, that is, no one is perfect, and this is true what Perkins does to help us relate to Eddie and feel sorry for him. Eddie Mabo represented somebody who wasn’t just going to sit back and take it. Eddie Mabo is tired of being a…

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Imaginative Landscape

Melbourne is the united nations of Australia, the ethnic mosaic that acts as a terminal between multiple worlds. Sprouting from the heart of the city, Russel Street boasts Greek taverns adjacent to Italian pizzerias sandwiched between sushi bars. Turning left from Russel Street we reach a new gate at the terminal, little burke street- as if a slice of China had been uprooted and planted right in the middle of Melbourne city. We have cultural music festivals where the drums…

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Are Australians Really Racist

Australia is a racist country. We tend to generalize the Australian population into different categories like the Indians, Muslims, Aborigines and Asians. There are always scandals on the news, in newspapers and on the internet of somewhat racist comments being said. In the earlier days of March, 2010 there had be seen tensions between Australia and India escalate with yet another attack on an international Indian student. Although at the time it was too early to determine what happened, it…

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Indigenous Peoples in Australia

Indigenous Peoples of Australia is categorized into two groups namely, the Aboriginal People and the Torres Strait Islanders (Sharp). Aboriginal peoples are said to be the group of IP’s, who became the first settlers in mainland Australia. The Torres Strait Islanders are the ones who are originally the inhabitants of the region between Australia and New Guinea. Indigenous Australians include a very diverse communities and societies across the whole Australia. Studies and researches show that there is an approximately 200…

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Afghan Asylum Seekers in Australia

Afghanistan is a war torn country located in central Asia. There are currently approximately 319, 000 internally displaced people in Afghanistan. (Encyclopedia of the Nations, 2012) The poverty is extreme, there are frequent natural disasters that tear down cities and villages, (Refugees International, 2001) and the people are in continual danger of violence. This violence includes constant suicide bombings, ambushes, abductions and rocket attacks. In 2009 there were at least 12 of these incidences every day. (Kazem-Stojanovic, 2011) They are…

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Stolen Generation

During 1900-1972, thousands of Aboriginal children and children with one non-indigenous parent in Australia were taken away from their homes by policemen and station managers. They were sent to institutions, orphanages or adopted by white people. These children are referred to as “The Stolen Generations”The children were taken away because of “Paternalism” which meant that the government thought that Aborigines were dirty and couldn’t even look after themselves and thought it was the best interest for the children. Also the…

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The Economic and Social Importance of Tourism_ Australia

The contribution of the tourism industry to economic growth and employment is now being recognised although, in international terms, Australia still lags well behind in tourism receipts. In 1982, Australia’s relative share of the market represented only 1.4 per cent of the OECD total, placing Australia on a par with countries such as Sweden and Portugal but eight to ten times below the level of the United States, Italy or France. A 1981-82 survey on the economic significance of tourism…

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Identity and Belonging Context

A strong sense of identity & belonging are vital for personal happiness. Intro; Imagine youre a child on a playground who is bullied. You feel rejected and left out. At home with your family you are comforted and warm, and you are able to play games and do what you like, be yourself. Although you do not feel as though you belong at school, you feel as though you belong. This makes you happy. You can be yourself and your…

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Asylum Seeker

Only a person who can claim that they have a well-founded fear of persecution can claim asylum. The majority of asylum seekers come to the UK from four main countries. These are Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Sri Lanka. Different people see the asylum seekers in different situations. Some see them and immediately give them sympathy and say that they would do the same if they were in the same situation. Whilst others see them all as people who only come…

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