I’m freaking out right now because of the fact that people in outside of the US don’t have to learn US history. IF THEY DON’T LEARN US HISTORY WHAT DO THEY LEARN ABOUT INSTEAD
Australian history which is useless because it just captain cook found us in 1700s and that’s it until like federation in 1901
I’m 85% sure you just made that up. Sorry to break it to you but Captain Hook isn’t real.
Australia history has —
- The single oldest example of a ritualised burial in the world at Lake Mungo, and is the birthplace of a culture that not only pre-dates all others, but is still being practiced. X
- Indigenous oral traditions and histories that date back 60,000 years that are still accurate today. X X
- A terrible maritime disaster when the Batavia was ship wrecked in 1628 on the Western Australian coast and many of the passengers were killed in twisted in power plays and religious punishments. X
- The Dutch explorer Able Tasman who did a loop around Tasmania and New Zealand in 1642, more than a century before Cook. X
- Cook mapped (not found, you can’t ‘find’ a country that’s been inhabited for 60,000 years) the Australian east coast in 1770. Cook was killed on 14th February, 1779, at Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii. It’s said his remains were then eaten. Long story short, don’t pretend to be a god when you can bleed. X
- On the 26th January, 1788, the First Fleet arrived. Lead by Arthur Phillip it comprised of 11 ships, food and supplies to last 2 years and 1400 passengers - 751, convicts. This remains the largest mass immigration in the world’s history. X
Oh, look! I haven’t even passed colonisation, yet look at all that history!! Australian history is neither useless nor boring - it is ancient and incredible. Your limp dick reaction shows me that not only are you astoundingly ignorant on the subject, but that you’re so sure of the lack of appeal that you wouldn’t even bother to do a little bit of reading. So this probably won’t go anywhere.
Sorry, but this was not a good night for this bullshit to pass my across my dash.
As someone who’s worked in the Australian Tourism Industry for about 7 years, I have infinite respect for our Kiwi counterparts. 100% New Zealand is renown as being one of the best and longest lasting tourism campaigns in the world. Australians remain their largest market (mostly because they have awesome mountains and skiing and we have two sad snow flakes and a small hill). The biggest problem they face with other nations is the fact that so many people find NZ to be too far away to be bothered travelling there.
And then I remember that their special campaign just for Australia.
It feels like our relationship has become somewhat stale. They’re not even trying with us any more.
Dr Halliday Sutherland, as reported in the Daily Telegraph, 28th March, 1940
I think a lot of Australians are still rather surprised at our accent being referred to as ‘sexy’ when for the better part of two centuries our Mother Land has described it as ‘slovenly’, ‘lazy’, ‘corrupt’ and ‘objectionable’.
But the conclusion from Dr Sutherland (a staunch Brit who fought tirelessly against women’s rights) really takes the cake. An entire national accent the result of nothing more than a snotty nose.
Uhhhh …. actually, the practice of giving storms human names only came into effect in the late 1800s. Before that naming massive storms were based usually on the date or level of destruction. The pioneering Australian weatherman Clement Wragge used the names of local politicians he particularly disliked; as a result, he was able to state in public forecasts that the officials were “causing great distress” or “wandering aimlessly about the Pacific.”
So why are storms named after people? Because of the Australian sense of humour.
An Australian in the USA
- Before: Well, the food can't be THAT bad.
- After: Holy fuck, pourable cheese.