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Golden Wattle, Silver Fern

Golden Wattle, Silver Fern

This is where the Emus and Kiwis mob together around the Boree Log.
Where we spin yarns of the Land Down Under and the Land of The Long White Cloud.
Of the legend and spirit of the ANZAC.
Of All Blacks and Wallabies.
Of Silver Ferns and Diamonds
The Aussie XI and the Kiwi XI.
And the friendly rivalry between them.
To talk about current affairs in Au and NZ.

It is also for friends of the Aussies and Kiwis to join in and learn what makes them both tick. Their lands. Their stories,and poetry, their art, and songs. Their histories both Dream-time and the new dreaming.

Aotearoa. -Maori -Land of the long white cloud.

There is no common Aboriginal word for Australia due to the many language groups before the arrival of the European.

The Golden Wattle is floral emblem of Australia
the Emu is Australia's symbolic bird
The Silver Fern is the floral emblem of New Zealand.
The Kiwi is of New Zealand's symbolic bird.

Location: #culture
Members: 23
Latest Activity: Jul 23

Our symbols

New Zealand's National anthem in both Maori and English

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=w_RoAcOiHB8

Australia's National Anthem the anthem that was foisted upon us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=B57QEEl97po

This is the alternate anthem that we did not get to vote on in a referendum.

Called God Bless Australia. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=AJKQvHhSs8g

 

 

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you can take the man off country but you can' Take...............t

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Mulga bills Bicycle by Banjo Paterson'Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that caught the cycling craze; He turned away the good old horse that served him many days; He dressed himself in cycling…Continue

The non-European perspective of History

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Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu is in the news again, with the publication of…Continue

Said Hanrahan by Fr John Obrien

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SAID HANRAHAN“We’ll all be rooned,” said Hanrahan,In accents most forlorn,Outside the church, ere Mass began,One frosty Sunday morn.The congregation stood about,Coat-collars to the ears,And talked of…Continue

‘Dreamtime’ and ‘The Dreaming’

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I came across this piece of writing on my peoples religion it gives an insight into the way we viewed the spirit world In 2002, Jeannie Herbert Nungarrayi, formerly a Warlpiri teacher at the …Continue

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Comment was by Kurt Neuleuf on July 23, 2022 at 6:56am

The Didgeridoo explained. This Elder explains and takes you through the Didgridoo. Explains it's production, playing and telling a story with sound.

It is totally amazing and well worth watching, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRMxLwOfKGQ

Comment was by Kurt Neuleuf on July 23, 2022 at 5:58am

Traditional Didgeridoo Rhythms by Lewis Burns, Aboriginal Australian Artist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG9ZX1FS20A

The didgeridoo is a very simple hollow tube that is anything but simple to play. The artist needs to breathe in while blowing out into the tube.. No easy feat. The choice of notes are extremely  limited, yet by  vocalisations and tongue movements, the player  conveys an auditory story. Similar to an opera,  while only using 2 instruments, the Didgeridoo and  song sticks , a story unfolds from what starts off as a strange noise, listen and you will be taken auditorily to the Australian bush and over a hundred years of lived  history.

Comment was by Kurt Neuleuf on July 19, 2022 at 1:12am

FOR DAVY

The Bushman

When the merchant lies down, he can scarce go to sleep
For thinking of his merchandise upon the fatal deep;
His ships may be cast away or taken in a war,
So him alone we'll envy not, who true bushmen are.

Who true bushmen are,
So him alone we'll envy not, who true bushmen are!

When the soldier lies down, his mind is full of thought
O'er seeking that promotion which so long he has sought;
He fain would gain repose for mortal wound or scar,
So him also we'll envy not, who true bushmen are.

When the sailor lies down, his mind he must prepare
To rouse out in a minute if the wind should prove unfair.
His voyage may be stopped for the want of a spar,
So him also we'll envy not, who true bushmen are.

When the bushman lies down, his mind is free from care,
He knows his stock will furnish him with meat, wear and tear.
Should all commerce be ended in the event of a war,
Then bread and beef won't fail us boys, who true bushmen are.

Then fill, fill your glasses, a toast I'll give you, then,
To you who call yourselves true-hearted men.
Here's a health to the soldier and e'en the jolly tar,
And may they always meet as good friends as we bushmen are.

Who true bushmen are,
And may they always meet as good friends as we bushmen are.

Comment was by Kurt Neuleuf on July 16, 2022 at 11:24am

the  year before last, the Australian Cricket team went to Dubai to play for the  Ashes. Several nations attended

The Aussie team were not scheduled to play until the next day, so the team decided to do the touristy bit and take the Bedouin tour where the whole team bussed into the desert to sample the delights of Bedouin hospitality.

A couple of chaps decided to explore the surrounding sand dunes, to see if they stacked up to ours.

As it happened they were  so engrossed  in their exploration that they    missed the bus back to Dubai.

As it was only 10 kms to Dubai the tow decided to ride  Shanks's pony back to civilisation.

They walked for several hours in the sand which proved to be slow going. the sun was hot and the pair did not have any water. The  heat was starting to take its toll.

Soon they could no longer walk upright, it was hot and the thirst was horrific by now. Down on all fours they went.

The chap in the lead looking down  found a cricket ball.  "We are saved he yelled"! Dubai must be just over the next sand dune. They stood up again and set forth with renewed vigour.

They made it over the next sand dune only to find another sand dune behind it. The  sun was hot and wind drying, they could no longer walk upright, back down on all fours they continued on.

A while later the lead chap spotted another cricket ball. This has to be it. Dubai at last. The prospect of a keg of beer in their hotel bought renewed vigour. On two feet  they continued. but alas as before the next sand dune loomed before them  with no sight of civilisation. 

Before two shakes of a lambs tail, the dry heat and unrelenting sun, saw our tow cricketers crawling back on all fours.

They made it over another sand dune. on the top looking down, guess what they found????????????

A DEAD CRICKET.

Comment was by Kurt Neuleuf on July 16, 2022 at 10:44am

I am a herbalist  seeking an indigenous person who can help me with our flora and it's uses.

Ayurveda and traditional Chinese Medicine, even humoral medicine use the herbs and flora endemic to their respective nations and areas.

Australia has more native flora than Europe and America combined, but the wisdom and knowledge of it's uses has been largely lost due to colonisation and the brutal bloody past.

Comment was by Davy on March 26, 2021 at 12:03pm

Funny but at the same time it illustrates what is Occurring in the Land Down under and the mafia mentality of the Conservative  Liberal National Party

Comment was by Davy on January 23, 2014 at 11:25pm

Straya 

You can take the boy out of Australia but you can't take Australia out of the boy!

Comment was by Davy on December 17, 2013 at 1:33pm

The Little Urn is Back in the Aussie Hands 

The speed at which Australia have turned Ashes defeat into a crushing victory, and the dominant manner in which they've done so, has been the most remarkable aspect of this Ashes series.

The heartbreak at Trent Bridge, the nightmare at Lord's and the collapse in Durham earlier this year seem like distant memories with the urn now back in Australian hands.

Yet it's hard to identify just one person or one moment in the past four months that has turned the tide Australia's way.

Former and current players have credited the appointment of Darren Lehmann as coach for the change in fortunes.

Australia's culture plummeted to unprecedented levels during the Homework-gate saga in India earlier this year.

Just nine months later, Australia are a united bunch who are seemingly ready to take on the best in the world.

It's hardly a co-incidence that this change has occurred under Lehmann's watch.

Comment was by Chris on November 15, 2013 at 8:05pm

I just remembered the other additive  for the sausage here- Sulfates.

Comment was by Davy on November 15, 2013 at 7:57pm

There are hot bread shops but they buy in prepared flours so the bread similar to the conglomerate bread. But there are one or two old style bakeries that make bread more the old fashion way.

As for sausages there no different to yours these day! Tasteless pieces of excrement.

 
 
 

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