AUSTRALIANS

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Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature’s gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history’s page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.
Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

Friends

Convicted Felons of Britain
James Cooke
Dutch Explorers
Irish Refugees
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Technology

We do not have much technology here, we basically stole all of it from the British since they did have control over us for so many years. We are like a big melting pot so a lot of the technology that we have is from other countries. Some of the technology that we have from our own people are canoes, spears, and surfing.

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Culture

The culture here in Australia is a culture of many different lands. The Aboriginals of Australia where around the first to settle here but then the Dutch Explorers came and began to impose their culture onto us. After them, Britain came and took us over and becuase of that, they took their culture and used it with us. After World War II, many different people from Europe began to come over to Australia and they imposed their cultures onto us. Overall, Australia is one big melting pot with many different cultures comibined into one. With this one culture, as Australian.

Religion

In Australia, the main religion is any form of Christianity becuase of all the people who came here from Britain and Ireland and some other parts of Europe. They all brought Christianity here and the religion stuck. However other peoples from Asia also brought their religions. The other popular religions found here are Islam, Buddhism, and Judaism. The first peoples of Australia, however, used ancestor worship and really did not value religion as much as the other countries in the world.

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June 29, 1789- Ever since the British have arrived here in Australia, everything is starting to seem very different. Life is definetly changing for the better becuase of all of their new technology that they are offering us but many people here do not like the British. A lot of my friends are dying! The British seem to have brought some sort of disease with them that has been killing a lot of people here. It turns out that they brought over small pox from their homeland.

November 11, 1799- Life is not good in Australia anymore. When the white people began to arrive here, the Australian life was greatly changed. It seems like the British do not want us here even though this is our homeland. They are trying to overpower us and force us to be their slaves. However, no one in Australia likes that idea besides the white people. That is why we enacted The Black War this year. All of the Australians will stand up and fight for themselves against the evil white people. We do not want to be run by them. They can not try and teach us how to live. We have lived here for years by ourselves and I believe that we can live by ourselves for as long as we want. No one from a different country is going to come in here and show us how to live. Its just not going to happen.

January 21, 1840- I am sick and tired of all of these convicts from Britain being dropped off into our lovely country. Why are the British dropping their felons over here? These felons are ruining our land and should not be placed here. It makes our country look like scum. With all of these British convicts running around, you don't know who to trust anymore. We should set up an act that does not allow the British to drop their convicts on us like that. New South Wales just recently set up an act that made it illegal to drop British felons there. The rest of Australia should do the same.

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Hey thanks for always being there for us. Without you, we would not know where to live. Life after World War II was so hard. We could not take it anymore in Europe, so we fell back onto you, Australia, and you really accepted us. Thank you - Irish Refugees

Australia is such a nice place to live. Thank you for taking us in and serving as a loyal prison ground for us. The British government really did not know what they were doing when they sent us to such a nice place. Ever since I meet you, Australia, I have realized that becoming a convicted felon in Britain really was the life. Thanks for being my home..-Convicted Felons of Britain

We really hit a gem in finding you Australia. The Dutch people were all really excited once we discovered you and now that many of the Dutch live in Australia, they have been very grateful for our find. - Dutch Explorers

Australia? No way this is Britain. I discovered you and claimed this land for Britain. This should not be called Australia, all the hard work that i did was for nothing? I am sorry Australia but I am not friends with you, you are just my accomplice. I am friends with Britain, however, as this country should be called. This place seemed good for nothing when I founded it. Nothing was here. I love how the British used this land for convicts as a prison.- James Cooke

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Sources:
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/10/oca/ht10oca.htm

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/11/oca/ht11oca.htm

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107296.html

http://www.dfat.gov.au/facts/nat_anthem.html