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Things Australia could teach the world

Things Australia could teach the world | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

This article collates a list of the things Australia excels at. While there are some lessons we could learn from other countries around the world - siestas from the Spanish, sarcasm from the British, appropriate winter attire from the Russians - there are also some things Australia is incredibly good at. Among the highlights include:


  • Making great coffee.
  • Turning every name into a nickname.
  • Shortening a word unnecessarily.
  • Beaches and surfing well.
  • Getting up-close and personal with nature.
  • Winning at cricket.
  • Beautiful street art.
  • How to have a laugh.


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Alice Haemmerle's curator insight, October 11, 2015 1:20 AM

Ha ha, very good! Forward to all your overseas (i.e. outside Australia) friends!

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Vintage Australian tourism posters sold at Christie's auction

Vintage Australian tourism posters sold at Christie's auction | The Insight Files | Scoop.it
THESE are the images that were once used to sell Australia to the world.
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These are the images that were once used to sell Australia to the world. Now the posters themselves are being sold to the world - and for a handsome price.

 

Vintage art collectors snapped up several classic Australian posters when they went under the hammer at prestigious auction house Christie's. Eight of the dozen posters that were up for grabs sold, with prices ranging from 375 to 4000 pounds ($630-6760).

 

The posters chart the trajectory of early tourism in Australia, which had its origins on the Great Barrier Reef in the 1890s.

Most of the posters auctioned date back to the 1930s, a time when resorts were being developed and the area started to become a major tourist destination.

 

The artworks highlight Australia's exotic native wildlife, as well as celebrating its history. A 1930 poster depicts Captain Cook's landing at Botany Bay, while a 1950s poster pays tribute to Australia's Aboriginal culture.

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Australians going green, but not forgoing luxury

Australians going green, but not forgoing luxury | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Australian travellers might be among the most eco-conscious travellers in the world, but they’re not quite ready to give up their spas and service. Sustainable and culturally responsible tourism is fast becoming a priority for Australian travellers, with research showing that together with America, Australia is among the world's top sustainable travellers. Booking.com has revealed that more than half of global travellers in 2015 claimed they were likely to choose a destination based on its social or environmental impact. In a survey of 32,000 travellers across 16 countries, ecologically responsible travel is growing in leaps and bounds as a key part of travel, especially compared to the mere 10% of respondents who had taken a sustainable trip in 2014. 

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