A list of significant Australiana

Architecture; Art; Bushrangers; Clothes; Entertainment; Explorers; Fictional characters; Food; Icons; Landmarks; Military; Music: Folk songs and early songs; Music: Singers; Music: Songs; Poetry; Rebels and rebellions; Sports; Stories and yarns.

Architecture

Australian War Memorial (Canberra)
Federation houses
Queenslander houses
Shrine of Remembrance (Melbourne)
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House

Art

Heidelberg School of art
Norman Lindsay
Tom Roberts
Walter Withers

Bushrangers

Ben Hall
Ned Kelly
Captain Moonlite
“Mad Dan” Morgan

Clothes

Akubra hats
Bluey singlets
Driza-bone coats
R. M. Williams boots
Ugg boots

Entertainment

Hey Hey It’s Saturday
The Norman Gunston Show
The Paul Hogan Show
Steve Irwin
Chad Morgan (“The Sheik from Scrubby Creek”)
Two-Up

Explorers

Blaxland, Lawson, and Wentworth
Burke and Wills
Captain Cook
William Dampier
Hume and Hovell
John Oxley
Charles Sturt
Abel Tasman

Fictional characters

Blinky Bill
Dad and Dave
Crocodile Dundee (character played by Paul Hogan)
Dame Edna (character played by Barry Humphries)
Barry Mackenzie (character played by Barry Humphries)
Sir Les Patterson (character played by Barry Humphries)

Flora & fauna

Gum trees
Kangaroos
Koalas
Platypuses
Waratah
Wattle

Food

Anzac biscuits
Lamingtons
Pavlova
Vegemite

Icons

Australian flag
Boxing Kangaroo flag
Eureka flag
Larrikins
Shearers
Surf lifesavers
Swagmen

Landmarks

Ayer’s Rock (Uluru)
The Blue Mountains
Chamber’s Pillar
Daintree Rainforest
Great Barrier Reef
The Olgas
The Twelve Apostles

Military

The Anzacs
Thomas Blamey
Elands River
Gallipoli
Kokoda Track
John Monash
The Rats of Tobruk

Music: Folk songs and early songs

Advance Australia Fair [text of the Australian national anthem, 1984]
Advance Australia Fair [music videos]
How “Advance Australia Fair” became the Australian national anthem
Botany Bay [text]
Botany Bay [music videos; the song is also known as “Bound for Botany Bay”]
Bound for South Australia [music videos; the song is also known as “South Australia”]
Click Go the Shears
The Dying Stockman
Give Me a Home among the Gumtrees, written by Bob Brown and Wally Johnson
Kookaburra (“Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree”), written by Marion Sinclair
The Old Bark Hut
The Old Bullock Dray
Waltzing Matilda, written by “Banjo” Paterson
The Wild Colonial Boy

Music: Singers

[with music videos]
The Angels
Axiom
The Bushwackers
Brian Cadd
The Cobbers
Divinyls
Slim Dusty
Rolf Harris
Masters Apprentices
Dame Nellie Melba
Johnny O’Keefe
Melinda Schneider
The Seekers
Sherbert
Skyhooks

Music: Songs

[with music videos]
Clancy of the Overflow, sung by Wallis & Matilda
C’mon Aussie C’mon, by The Mojo Singers
Down Under (“I come from a land down under”), by Men At Work
Duncan (“I’d love to have a beer with Duncan”), by Slim Dusty and various artists
Eagle Rock, by Daddy Cool
Great Southern Land, by Icehouse
I Still Call Australia Home, by Peter Allen
I Was Only 19, by Redgum
A Pub with No Beer, by Slim Dusty
Sounds of Then (This is Australia), by Gang Gajang
True Blue, by John Williamson
Up There Cazaly, by The Two Man Band (written by Mike Brady)

Poetry

Australaise, by C.J. Dennis
A Bush Christening, by “Banjo” Paterson
Clancy of the Overflow, by “Banjo” Paterson
Core of My Heart [later re-titled as “My Country”], by Dorothea Mackellar
Freedom on the Wallaby, by Henry Lawson
The Geebung Polo Club, by “Banjo” Paterson
The Man from Snowy River, by “Banjo” Paterson
The Play (from The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke), by C.J. Dennis

Rebels and rebellions

Barcaldine (1891)
Buckland River (1857)
Castle Hill Rebellion (1804)
Eureka Rebellion (1854)
Lambing Flat (1861)
Peter Lalor (1827-1889)
Rum Rebellion (1808)

Sports

[including the serious and not-so-serious*]
The Ashes [cricket, Australia vs. England]
Australian Rules Football
Don Bradman, legend of Australian cricket
The Darwin Beer Can Regatta*
The Henley-on-Todd Regatta* [Alice Springs]
The Melbourne Cup
The Moomba Birdman Rally*
Sydney to Hobart yacht race

Stories and yarns

Andy Page’s rival, by Henry Lawson
The Bush Undertaker, by Henry Lawson
The Drover’s Wife, by Henry Lawson
The Loaded Dog, by Henry Lawson

Comments

  1. G’day. just saying hello.. had a trip around your site after seeing your Trove corrections…. I thought.. hmm, now who is doing my job! Thanks for correcting it makes everyone’s job easier and helps find those lost treasures.

    Cheers

    Warren

  2. Thank you for your kind comments.

    There are a lot of Australian treasures out there to find.
    Hopefully we can get more and more of them out in the public view.

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