Australian History Famous Quotes & Sayings

18 Australian History Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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Inside the myth of Australia's economic superheroes."

We're living through the second longest boom in Australian history. You can't move for talk of the budget surplus.
Andrew Charlton Australian History Sayings By Andrew Charlton: Inside the myth of Australia's economic superheroes."We're living through the second longest boom in Australian
The glass display cases had shown rock-throwers crafted by the Australian aborigines - like giant wooden shoehorns, they'd looked, but smoothed and carved and ornamented with the most painstaking care. In the 40,000 years since anatomically modern humans had migrated to Australia from Asia, nobody had invented the bow-and-arrow. It really made you appreciate how non-obvious was the idea of Progress. Why would you even think of Invention as something important, if all your history's heroic tales were of great warriors and defenders instead of Thomas Edison? How could anyone possibly have suspected, while carving a rock-thrower with painstaking care, that someday human beings would invent rocket ships and nuclear energy?Eliezer Yudkowsky Australian History Sayings By Eliezer Yudkowsky: The glass display cases had shown rock-throwers crafted by the Australian aborigines - like giant
The 2007 Labor campaign was the most presidential in Australian history, with a slogan - Kevin07 - exceeded in its banality only by its success.Richard Flanagan Australian History Sayings By Richard Flanagan: The 2007 Labor campaign was the most presidential in Australian history, with a slogan -
For me, Brett Emerton is the heart and soul of the Australian team. Him signing for Sydney FC, it has to be the biggest catch in the history of Australian football. He's a machine and he's probably the best pro I've ever trained and worked with.Tim Cahill Australian History Sayings By Tim Cahill: For me, Brett Emerton is the heart and soul of the Australian team. Him signing
Despite its convict history, the Australian state of Tasmania is no longer associated only with austerity and privation. Nowadays it's a sybarite's nirvana surrounded by some of the most untouched nature on the planet. "Mainland Tassie," as the Tasmanians who live on the outer islands call it, covers 35,000 square miles, and 45% of that is preserved in bio-reserves, national parks or World Heritage sites. On the other 55%, there are just 515,000 people.Anonymous Australian History Sayings By Anonymous: Despite its convict history, the Australian state of Tasmania is no longer associated only with
In primary school, I was bored witless by Australian history.Catherine Jinks Australian History Sayings By Catherine Jinks: In primary school, I was bored witless by Australian history.
As nations we should also commit afresh to righting past wrongs. In Australia we began this recently with the first Australians - the oldest continuing culture in human history. On behalf of the Australian Parliament, this year I offered an apology to indigenous Australians for the wrongs they had suffered in the past.Kevin Rudd Australian History Sayings By Kevin Rudd: As nations we should also commit afresh to righting past wrongs. In Australia we began
The 'black armband' view of our history reflects a belief that most Australian history since 1788 has been little more than a disgraceful story of imperialism, exploitation, racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination. I take a very different view. I believe that the balance sheet of our history is one of heroic achievement and that we have achieved much more as a nation of which we can be proud of than which we should be ashamed.John Howard Australian History Sayings By John Howard: The 'black armband' view of our history reflects a belief that most Australian history since
The Labor Party has always - always been praised as leaders. In fact, there's probably more books written about ALP leaders and the ALP people than the Libs or anyone else in Australian's history, but there was substance to it.Warren Mundine Australian History Sayings By Warren Mundine: The Labor Party has always - always been praised as leaders. In fact, there's probably
It's just logic- what went in.....didn't come out!
The amount of jewellery stolen in over 600 of Ben Hall's robberies has not been found.
Apart from a few small discoveries, no-one has put up their hand as to finding a large cache of stolen goods.
My assumption then is: it's still out there!
John Donohoe Australian History Sayings By John Donohoe: It's just logic- what went in.....didn't come out!The amount of jewellery stolen in over 600
The problem is that after two centuries of conflict about just who was wanted in the Australian nation the term 'Australia' both includes and excludes. There are still people for whom 'Australian' means predominatly Anglo-Celtic white people whose parents were born here before 'New Australians' came as migrants after the Second World War. A common alternative to 'white people' (who from an Aboriginal perspective might be more genially called 'whitefellas') is 'Europeans'. This makes an incongruous appeal to history. Politically the colonisers were British, but they includes people of many nationalities. It's an odd usage, as when you see a sign in a national park telling you 'Europeans' brought the invasive weeds and pests. They brought the sign and the concept of a park too, and 'they', in a complex sense, are 'us'.Nicholas Jose Australian History Sayings By Nicholas Jose: The problem is that after two centuries of conflict about just who was wanted in
In a similar vein, Jared Diamond has observed: Personally, I can't fathom why Australia's giants should have survived innumerable droughts in their tens of millions of years of Australian history, and then have chosen to drop dead almost simultaneously (at least on a time scale of millions of years) precisely and just coincidentally when the first humans arrived.Elizabeth Kolbert Australian History Sayings By Elizabeth Kolbert: In a similar vein, Jared Diamond has observed: Personally, I can't fathom why Australia's giants
Such displays of the Australian spirit engender pride, regardless of background, religion and political persuasion. They are unifying ... This spirit of leadership should be reflected in our national symbols and one appropriate way to do that is by finally making the changes needed to make Australia a republic ... A country's history does not change because it takes a step forward, but its possibilities for the future do.Larissa Behrendt Australian History Sayings By Larissa Behrendt: Such displays of the Australian spirit engender pride, regardless of background, religion and political persuasion.
Hostility towards China distorted Australia's international affairs for 20 years until 1972, but reconciliation with China 30 years ago had produced a quarter century of constructive bipartisan relations with our region and the world, unmatched in Australian history.Gough Whitlam Australian History Sayings By Gough Whitlam: Hostility towards China distorted Australia's international affairs for 20 years until 1972, but reconciliation with
One of the most momentous, yet all but invisible, psychological changes in human history has been the intensification of a sense of insecurity and alienation from the world around us that arose when we became no longer able easily to get food in a few hours just by gathering it, or hunting it, but had to organize ourselves in a purposeful fashion simply to survive. This change is undocumented, though occasional clues can be gained about it from the comments of the few still alive who have lived through a version of it, such as old Australian Aboriginals. Its essence is subjection to a pervasive but unacknowledged, indeed unnamed, fear. It is the foundation of civilization.Mark Elvin Australian History Sayings By Mark Elvin: One of the most momentous, yet all but invisible, psychological changes in human history has
At the moment people get on boats because they flee terror at home and believe the many years' long wait in UNHCR camps is not a valid option, especially if they have children in their care. After the Vietnam War, Australia took a larger humanitarian intake than at any other period in our history. The Australian community accepted that. They were told why we needed to do it, and why it was the only ethical decent policy that a wealthy advanced country should adopt.Malcolm Fraser Australian History Sayings By Malcolm Fraser: At the moment people get on boats because they flee terror at home and believe
Australian History:
... does not read like history, but like the most beautiful lies.
Mark Twain Australian History Sayings By Mark Twain: Australian History: ... does not read like history, but like the most beautiful lies.
I didn't learn much about writing at Sarah Lawrence, but I learned a lot about the sources of poems - dreams, myth, history - from the really great teachers, Joseph Campbell, Charles Trinkhaus, Bert Loewenberg, and a young Australian anthropologist named Harry Hawthorne.Carolyn Kizer Australian History Sayings By Carolyn Kizer: I didn't learn much about writing at Sarah Lawrence, but I learned a lot about