[Oz-teachers] TARGET: Iconic Australian 'institutions"
agrei8 at eq.edu.au
Mon Nov 17 13:05:46 EST 2008
How bout Townsville's 'The Saint' stick figure on castle hill
or Mooloolaba's million dollar 'Loo with a View'.
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Subject: Re: [Oz-teachers] TARGET: Iconic Australian 'institutions"
Can oz-teachers claim iconic status?
how about our natural (Uluru, Daintree, Great Barrier Reef, SW Tasmania,
etc), historic (Gallipoli, Kokoda, Eureka, etc.) cultural (Waltzing Matilda,
Aboriginal Art, Banjo Paterson, Slim Dusty, Minogues, Paul Hogan, Steve
Erwin, etc.) sporting (Bradman, etc.), animals (Kangaroo, Koala, Platypus,
2008/11/17 Barbara Braxton <barbara.288 at bigpond.com>
I am trying to put together a list of iconic Australian institutions that
are part of the Australian
identity and that Yr 5/6 should know something about. So far I have
Royal Flying Doctor Service
School of the Air
Royal Surf Life Saving Association
Rural/Country Fire Service
Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme
What others should be included?
I am also interested in events that shaped the cultural make up of this
country such as the gold
rushes and the Snowy Mountains scheme after World War II. What were the
"big events" that meant a
significant inflow of people from other countries to other areas of
Australia? I am curious about
why we associate the Barossa with Germans, Bondi with Kiwis and Melbourne
with Greeks and whether
there are similar
nationality/geography related areas whose origins students could explore as
part of a theme about
Any information and insight you can provide will be most appreciated.
COOMA NSW 2630
E. barbara.288 at bigpond.com
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