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Australia

Down Under (Index Page)

The Meaning of Life ...                      

in no more than ten words?

“The dynamic interaction of vegemite, Paul Hogan and modern plumbing.” - Sasha Middleton Australian Humour

The true origins of the classic

Australian sense of humour and laid

back lifestyle?

The characteristically dry humour and laconic wit of Australia is often thought to have been inherited from the white Australian stockman of colonial fame (e.g. think 'Clancy of the Overflow' or 'Man from Snowy River'). However it is far more likely that the major influence or source of this national attribute would be the many skilled Aboriginal stockmen who rode alongside them all over the outback. (Read more ...)