Australia is home to the oldest continuing living culture in the world. The indigenous people of Australia inhabited the whole of the continent. Developing knowledge and technology to survive in the harshest of climates from desert to coast and mountains. Speaking over 250 distinct languages, with varied cultural practices between different tribes and a sophisticated trade system the indigenous people of Australia have a rich history with many stories to share.
Australia is a large country with diverse landscapes, from Uluru the largest monolith in the world, to snow covered mountains in the south during the winter months, subtropical rainforests in the north and thousands of kilometers of coast.
Australia is home to many cities with rich urban cultures, art and strong economies. From rural towns to major cities, festivals large and small are celebrated all year round. Australians are known to be laid back easy going, flexible and indeed they are.
Australia is truly a melting pot of different cultures and religions. Originally settled by Aborigines over 60,000 years ago, the firstEuropeans came in 1788, followed in the 19th century by Chinese and other cultures during the prosperous gold rush. Post World War Two saw many Italian, Greek, Portuguese and other European settlers come to Australia. The 1970s and 1980s welcomed many people of Asian origin to Australia and recently people from the Middle East and Africa have come to call Australia home.
It takes many years to understand the diverse culture which is Australian. It isn’t just landscapes, beaches, cities, monuments, billabongs, backpackers and surfers. Australia is a way to live.
A way to say “hello my friend” and “no worries!”, allowing skilled people from down under to share their knowledge with the world.