Live Streaming from multiple locations in Australia on Christmas day!
Dec24

Live Streaming from multiple locations in Australia on Christmas day!

Join Australia Great on Periscope (@AustraliaGreat) on Christmas day to see how we celebrate in Australia.

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Australia’s word of the year: ‘Shirtfront’
Dec15

Australia’s word of the year: ‘Shirtfront’

The Australian National Dictionary Centre has declared the word “shirtfront” to be Australia’s word of the year.

Here’s what our PM said about Russian President Vladimir Putin prior to meeting him at the the G20 in Brisbane in October:

“Look, I’m going to shirtfront Mr Putin … you bet you are, you bet I am,”

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How to Talk Like an Aussie at the Melbourne Cup
Nov04

How to Talk Like an Aussie at the Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is one of the biggest social sporting events for Australia. It is often referred to as “The race that stops the nation”. In Victoria it is a public holiday and in other states a TV set is usually brought into the workplace and employees are allowed to stop work and watch the race.

racing horses

Horses racing in the Melbourne Cup

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The states that make Australia GREAT
Jul12

The states that make Australia GREAT

You may have noticed a bit of a pattern developing over the past week here on Australia Great. In addition to all the great content being posted every day by you all over at the Australia Community on GooglePlus, I thought it’d be fun to allocate a day for each state of Australia. If you have a pearler of a yarn, some juicy gossip, grouse news, specky photos, or interesting info about your state please share it on your state’s day.

States of Australia with hashtags and days

We’ve been trying out the ‘daily state’ theme over on Twitter (@AustraliaGreat) and been having a lot of fun with it. Jump in too if you like, either on Twitter or GooglePlus.

Here’s the schedule (with suggested hashtags):

Monday: New South Wales & the ACT (#NSW / #ACT)
Tuesday: Tasmania (#Tas)
Wednesday: Western Australia (#WA)
Thursday: Victoria (#Vic)
Friday: Northern Territory (#NT)
Saturday: South Australia (#SA)
Sunday: Queensland (#QLD)

Come and hoof it over to the Australia Community, say G’day, and let’s show what makes each state of Australia GREAT!

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Big Mango Returns…Upside Down
Mar04

Big Mango Returns…Upside Down

The show’s over cobbers, Bowen’s Big Mango has finally been returned. What a bloody drama! First the ginormous tropical fruit was reportedly stolen in the middle of the night by blokes with a bloody big crane. It seems that the plan was to make it look as though Bowen’s Big Mango was then smuggled out of Queensland and taken to Victoria, as a fibreglass replica of the Big Mango was set up in Melbourne for all to see.

And it probably would have worked too if it weren’t for those pesky locals who spotted Bowen’s missing monster mango in the scrub just a few hundred metres from the original site.

Disappointingly though, the speculations that it was going to be turned up the right way once it is returned, as suggested by that bloke in the shed appear to have been wrong.

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Big Mango Turns Up in Melbourne
Feb28

Big Mango Turns Up in Melbourne

Well I’ll be buggered! It looks like the Big Mango that was flogged from Bowen has been spotted in Melbourne!

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Down Under Big Mango Turns Up
Feb26

Down Under Big Mango Turns Up

I heard on the wireless yesterday that the Big Mango that went walk about on Monday has turned up. Bowen local Bob reckons he knows where it is! Have a listen (audio).

Big Mango found in the scrub

It’s location was also revealed on Twitter by Alex Chambers:

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Who Flogged the Big Mango?!
Feb24

Who Flogged the Big Mango?!

Bowen’s Big Mango was pinched in the middle of the night and the locals are left scratching their heads over how it happened. There were no plans to give it scrub up or to move it, it’s all a bit of a spin out.

The crooks were snagged on film using bloody huge machinery to flog the big mango.

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