This entertaining book is a light-hearted but factual look at the Australian way of life. It covers all aspects of athe lucky countrya, including the main Aussie icons, the Aborigines, sport, pubs, akulturea, taxi drivers, gambling, dress, language and the main cities. Little-known facts are given, nuggets of history are unearthed and surprising statistics are presented, together with a host of amusing stories and anecdotes. The book also includes a detailed look at Australiaas unofficial national anthem, aWaltzing Matildaa, and the classic ballad, aThe Man from Snowy Rivera. Itas All About Australia, Mate is a good read for anyone interested in our nearest neighbour and for anyone about to visit Australia. Unlike any other book on the market, this is the complete guide to the Australian way of life and a good laugh to go with it.Another Aussie invention that made life easier and became a great backyard success story was the Victa petrol-driven lawnmower. A tinkerer by the name of Mervyn Victor Richardson got sick and tired of pushing the old blade mower around, anbsp;...
|Title||:||It's All about Australia, Mate|
|Publisher||:||Exisle Publishing - 2004-01-01|