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from little things big things grow

November 18, 2011

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Warning to Indigenous people – This post contains the name and image of an Aboriginal person who is now deceased. Blog buddy Marcia has been writing about Jamaica’s national heroes. It’s been a sad journey through some terrible history with freedoms being granted centuries later.  One of our awesome Aussies was Vincent Lingiarri. Thank goodness Vincent was around […]

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cadel evans

July 24, 2011

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Cadel Evans has won the 2011 Tour de France. After competing in the event for 7 years, Cadel’s win proves that persistence, courage, determination and hard work pay off. He’s a great role model and an Awesome Aussie! However, you can’t win the Tour de France on your own. You need a very supportive and dedicated team […]

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yunupingu

May 3, 2011

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The Yolngu people are from the top-end of Australia and are credited with creating the yidaki (didgeridoo). Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu is from the Yolngu mob and sings in Yolgnu language. He has recently appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Gurrumul is the nephew of Mandawuy Yunupingu who sang in a mixture of English […]

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nick vujicic

May 1, 2011

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My Dad frequently said to us kids “I thought I was poor because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet”. It was his way of telling us that there is always someone else doing it tougher. Elizabeth over at Mirth and Motivation has written a lovely post about a […]

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bran nue dae

January 23, 2011

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We watched the film Bran Nue Dae this evening. Issues of racism, stolen generations, alcohol, etc, wrapped up in Indigenous humour.  Loved the Chooky Dancers dancing to Zorba on the back of a ute in footy jerseys. Very Australian. Here’s the Chooky Dancers in action…

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