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DudeSweetDudeSweet started the topic in Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 4:25pm

Any reason at all to find a way to show your love of this incredible land.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 4:26pm

Staring point : The Oils , this song and its sentiment.

https://youtu.be/Mz3HShQkdd4

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Pops commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 4:53pm

Is the idea to post things we love about Australia?
In that case, first things that come to mind...

-The mixing pot of cultures; particularly when it comes to food. I can (well, outside of pandemic-times) drive but a short distance and enjoy a meal from any of the world's great cuisines. Also ideas.
-Relative freedom of religious expression (albeit that isn't enshrined in law in NSW)
-Relative peace, security and stability
-Great climate, good waves
-Amazing landscapes

Of course, plenty of other places have similar benefits!

He who hesitates is lost

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 4:59pm

Short plane ride away

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Patrick commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 5:02pm

You can call a politician, and your mate, a cunt.

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Patrick commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 5:03pm

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Fliplid commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 5:06pm

short plane ride away from? Tasmania?

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 5:07pm

There’s places like this everywhere. Few people. Plenty of nature , space and solace to fish , surf , paint , write or just lay back and let the beauty of it all swallow you whole

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factotum commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 5:35pm

Wang Xining, deputy head of mission of China’s embassy in Australia at today's National Press Club of Australia address:

"I know some people do not like some of the ideas from China. And Chinese people...

[but]

I don’t see any reason for whining about your constitutional fragility and your intellectual vulnerability."

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 5:47pm

I'll always love Australia.

I'm proud to say I'm Australian anywhere I go in the world.

Despite our constitutional fragility and my intellectual vulnerability.

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Patrick commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 5:52pm

The red dirt, the vast panoramas and the music.

I know these guys, my bro filmed this clip.

(If only people wouldn't try and incite drama all over the forums).

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 6:03pm
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Patrick commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 6:20pm

DSDS, I saw Neil Murray play in Broome, a little quiet gig, he was fantastic, mostly acoustic.

I hear the fishing's pretty good in Aus.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 6:24pm

so's the beer...

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Rabbits68 commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 6:31pm
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Patrick commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 6:42pm

Bon Scott's biography written by his wife, paints a great picture of the band in the early days and Bon's time gigging before acca dacca. There's some pretty funny stuff in it and a cool look at the music scene back then.

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fitzroy-21 commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 6:43pm
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factotum commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 6:47pm

Great (cough, cough) Aussie band and infamous (homecoming) gig there, Rabbit.

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Westofthelake commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 6:49pm

Great pick Rabbsy.

Classic Aussie indeed!

Raise ya one

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Westofthelake commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 6:52pm

And 'Sounds of Then' too! Gold. Reminds me of of Mad Wax.

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 6:52pm

Aussie bogans are the best

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 7:01pm

Great AC/DC Rabs. They were so tight in that clip. Phil Rudd really keeping it together. I rock that exact version in the car.

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Rabbits68 commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 7:16pm

100% Zen & Westie.

It just sums up that band so well I reckon.

Its a go to in my car as well :-)

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Rabbits68 commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 7:19pm

Epic Oils Westie! How good!

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goofyfoot commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 7:30pm

Tunes like this
https://youtu.be/M_DHwp5vYBI

Dawgs like this

And waves like this

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Rabbits68 commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 7:47pm

Classic GF.

I hear ya Facto. Still worthy.

Can’t argue with these fellas credentials.....

https://youtu.be/MVORrx9jIiE

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 7:57pm

This probably seems like a weird choice, but like Richie says before the video it's a pretty good snap shot of the Aussie 80s urban sprawl that still continues today. To me it's just got a very Aussie feel to the song and the video, plus the Rifles and Lovelock very Aussie.

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Terminal commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 8:00pm

XD falcons

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Patrick commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 9:39pm

Terminal what about, "a 1962 ruby red interior
R series Valiant, mother fucker of a car".
(From the waifs song above).

Indo can drive it on the town streets: https://youtu.be/3XDmasbARtE

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Patrick commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 9:42pm

Aussie films

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mattlock commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 10:02pm

After the tragic accidental death of her husband, my mother in-law emigrated to Australia from a poorer country where she had limited prospects and managed to create a future for herself as single mum with two daughters.
That's one of the things I like about Australia.

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mattlock commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 10:08pm

And I was for awhile able to be one of the "dingos [that] are paid to live under the sun".
I like that about Australia too.

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zenagain commented Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 12:24am

This could turn out to be a great thread if it doesn't devolve into a pissing contest.

I'd like to recommend a movie. It's based on a Peter Carey novel and it's called 'Bliss'. Dark, humorous, touching, satirical, tragic, beautiful. In my opinion, ahead of its time. I haven't seen it for years but i'd like to revisit it.

Stars Barry Otto and Gia Carides.

I think directed by the bloke that did Lantana years later. Happy to be corrected.

Well worth a watch.

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Spuddups commented Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 6:13am

Fark, that looks epic. Possibly some inspiration for George Miller there.

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Älskarhavet commented Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 7:48am

You lucky bastards!!!

What I would do to be in Oz right now.

I'm an expat surfer living in Sweden, the usual story, falling for a Swede, moving here and now waiting until my daughters are old enough to take care of themselves before I come back home.
Been here 10 years and have had many trips to the EU continent, Africa, trying to get my surfing fix. But 3-6 weeks a year doesn't cut the mustard. Nor does surfing in Sweden, it has to blow a gale to surf, most times it's onshore.
I surfed (or had the opportunity to) every day back home in Vicco before I left. Surfed since I was 8 (now 48).

Iv,e read every comment, watched every video you've posted here on this thread, awesome music and memories.
I check in on swellnet pretty much every day just to keep me sane.
I'm homesick!

All I can say to you LUCKY BASTARDS (caaarnts as Gra would say) who live by the coast in Oz and have an opportunity to surf every day is...ENJOY every wave, ENJOY the smell of Eucalyptus and wattle, finding a beach to yourself, the people behind the cash register who say gidday how's it goin? (Swedes are so conservative, they don't do that), the iconic music and live shows (when it comes).
I could go on and on.

Aussies (who live in Australia), really are lucky bastards!
YOU REALLY ARE A LUCKY BASTARD!

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 8:57am

second that Bliss call Zen.

epic, epic opening sequence.

It's a movie based on the Peter Carey novel of the same name. Also a good read.

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Patrick commented Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 9:09am

"...the people behind the cash register who say gidday how's it goin?"
Yeah, I love that being able to say 'g'day mate, how are you going? ' to anyone you meet anytime... passing strangers in the street or whatever...
You can get some strange looks of bewilderment doing that in some countries. Great post Älskarhavet

matlock, what does this mean?
"dingos [that] are paid to live under the sun".
It's great hearing stories like your mother in law's.

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GuySmiley commented Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 11:21am

Saw Bliss, the one starring Barry Otto, years ago. Weird shit, still remember some of the scenes. Didn't Barry's character grow a certain tree in the rain forest to attract bees to flavour honey in a unique way.

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Patrick commented Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 9:20am

The land, the history, the stories, the people.

This article is about the indigenous warrior of the 1800s.
Jandamarra or Tjandamurra (c. 1873—1 April 1897), (the Europeans called him "Pigeon"),[1] was an Indigenous Australian of the Bunuba people who led one of the few organised armed insurrections documented against European settlement in Australia. https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Jandamarra
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jandamarra
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-04/iconic-australian-landscape-home-...

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Patrick commented Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 9:22am
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Patrick commented Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 9:40am

Tjandamurra was from Bunuba country.

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garyg1412 commented Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 9:28am

Landed in Melbourne in 1991 with $5k and two suitcases between us. Both got jobs within 2 months of arriving and never looked back. The end game is near with a little humpy on the coast, a tinnie for fishing and a shed full of surfboards. This country and it's people are fucking beautiful!!!

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zenagain commented Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 9:31am

Correct Guy.

Harry grew trees to attract the bees to win back Honey Barbara.

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Patrick commented Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 9:43am

"Landed in Melbourne in 1991 with $5k and two suitcases between us. Both got jobs within 2 months of arriving and never looked back. The end game is near with a little humpy on the coast, a tinnie for fishing and a shed full of surfboards. This country and it's people are fucking beautiful!!!"
Fucking bliss!
And I aint talking about the movie (which I haven't seen, gonna check it out).
;)

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Rabbits68 commented Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 10:58am

And ofcourse there’s our unique game!

Here’s just a taste.....

https://youtu.be/ETtQTZmXsp4

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 11:09am






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GONAD_MAN commented Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 11:10am

The early morning singing of magpie's, cockatoos and kookaburras.

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 11:11am
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factotum commented Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 11:42am

A chart buster!

"Well I heard it on the radio
And I saw it on the television
Back in 1988, all those talking politicians

Words are easy, words are cheap
Much cheaper than our priceless land
But promises can disappear
Just like writing in the sand

Treaty yeah treaty now treaty yeah treaty now

Nhima djatpangarri nhima walangwalang (You dance djatpangarri, that's better)
Nhe djatpayatpa nhima gaya' nhe marrtjini yakarray (You're dancing, you improvise, you keep going, wow)
Nhe djatpa nhe walang gumurrt jararrk gutjuk (You dance djatpangarri, that's good my dear paternal grandson)

This land was never given up
This land was never bought and sold
The planting of the union jack
Never changed our law at all
Now two river run their course
Seperated for so long
I'm dreaming of a brighter day
When the waters will be one

Treaty yeah, treaty now, treaty yeah, treaty now

Nhima gayakaya nhe gaya' nhe (You improvise, you improvise)
Nhe gaya' nhe marrtjini walangwalang nhe ya (You improvise, you keep going, you're better)
Nhima djatpa nhe walang (You dance djatpangarri, that's good)
Gumurr-djararrk yawirriny' (My dear young men)
Nhe gaya' nhe marrtjini gaya' nhe marrtjini (You improvise, you keep improvising, you keep going)
Gayakaya nhe gaya' nhe marrtjini walangwalang (Improvise, you improvise, you keep going, that's better)
Nhima djatpa nhe walang (You dance djatpangarri, that's good)
Gumurr-djararrk nhe yå, e i, e i, e i i i, i i i, i i i, i i (You dear things)

Treaty ma' (Treaty now)

Promises disappear - priceless land - destiny
Well I heard it on the radio
And I saw it on the television
But promises can be broken
Just like writing in the sand

Treaty yeah treaty now treaty yeah treaty now
Treaty yeah treaty now treaty yeah treaty now
Treaty yeah treaty ma treaty yeah treaty ma
Treaty yeah treaty ma treaty yeah treaty ma"

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 12:42pm