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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 3, 2021

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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‘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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Aussies poking fun at themselves.

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Aussies Humour

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In readiness for Australia Day January 26  I am, you are, we are Australian. WE, the people of a free nation of blokes, sheilas and the occasional wanker. We come from many lands (although a few too…Continue

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Comment was by Doone on February 15, 2013 at 1:10pm


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Comment was by Doone on February 3, 2013 at 5:34pm

A red kangaroo (Natural World - BBC)

Comment was by Michel on February 1, 2013 at 11:03am

No Asians? Not...

Comment was by Davy on January 28, 2013 at 3:37pm

Nature's painting done in fractals.

Comment was by Doone on January 28, 2013 at 12:05am

For Australia Day, a very pretty delta in NW Australia

Dried up delta of the Kimberly region, N.W. Australia
Photo by Ted Grambeau

Comment was by Davy on January 26, 2013 at 4:21am

Victoria Fries and Queensland drowns!!

Comment was by Davy on January 26, 2013 at 4:19am

Northern Queensland takes a pounding with torrential rain and now mini-tornadoes striking around the Bundaberg area. News Report from Yahoo7.

Comment was by Michel on January 20, 2013 at 1:15pm

Freakish Dust Storm Sweeps Over Western Australia

Western Australians witnessed a freakish dust storm off the coast of Onslow on Wednesday.

The stunning views were created as wind and rain caused the storm to dump the sand and dust it had ingested while passing Onslow, Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Austen Watkins told Australian Yahoo!.

(MORE: Latest on Australia's Heat Wave and Wildfires)

More spectacular pictures HERE

Comment was by Michel on January 20, 2013 at 9:32am

What's causing Australia's heat wave?

January 18, 2013 by Neil Plummer

Australia has started 2013 with a record-breaking heat wave that has lasted more than two weeks across many parts of the country. Temperatures have regularly gone above 48°C, with the highest recorded maximum of 49.6°C at Moomba in South Australia. The extreme conditions have been associated with a delayed onset of the Australian monsoon, and slow moving weather systems over the continent.

Australia has always experienced heat waves, and they are a normal part of most summers. However, the current event affecting much of inland Australia has definitely not been typical. The most significant thing about the recent heat has been its coverage across the continent, and its persistence. It is very unusual to have such widespread extreme temperatures—and have them persist for so long. On those two metrics alone, spatial extent and duration, the last two weeks surpasses the only previous analogue in the historical record (since 1910) – a two-week country-wide hot spell during the summer of 1972-1973. A good measure of the spatial extent of the heat is the Australian-averaged maximum daily temperature. This is the average of the highest daily temperature of the air just above the surface of the Australian continent, including Tasmania. The national average is calculated using a three-dimensional interpolation (including topography) of over 700 observing sites each day. On Monday and Tuesday last week (January 7 and 8) that temperature rose to over 40°C. Monday's temperature of 40.33°C set a new record, beating the previous highest Australian daily maximum of 40.17°C set in 1972. Tuesday's temperature came in as the 3rd highest on record at 40.11°C.

The accompanying map of temperatures shows just how much of the country experienced extremely high temperatures, with over 70% of the continent recording temperatures in excess of 42°C. And it's not like these sorts of days occur that often. The records set last week sit between two and three standard deviations above the long-term January mean of 35°C. Perhaps more unusually, the Australian mean temperature (representing the average of the daytime maximum and night-time minimum) set record high values on both days at 32.22 (January 7) and 32.32°C (January 8), that were well above the previous high of 31.86°C, set in 1972.

Read more @ PhysOrg 

Comment was by Davy on January 14, 2013 at 3:47pm

Update on Siding Springs Observatory.

Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) acting director Associate Professor Andrew Hopkins says the observatory and telescopes have survived undamaged.

Update from the ABC (Au)

 
 
 

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