Aussie Culture & History

In this course, you'll learn about Australian culture, history, and current affairs.

36 Lessons

In this course, you’ll learn about Australian culture, history, and current affairs.

Sir Douglas Mawson

Sir Douglas Mawson was born on the 5th of May in 1882 in Shipley, West Yorkshire, but before he even […]

The Sydney-to-Hobart Yacht Race

So, today I wanted to talk about the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. At the moment, it is called […]

The Kokoda Track Campaign

The name Kokoda truly ascended into the collective psyche of Australia between the months of July and November in the […]

Bees in Australia

So, today I wanted to talk about bees in Australia. Bees in Australia. We have both native and non-native species […]

Surf Lifesaving

Today, I thought it would be a great chance to chat about surf lifesaving in Australia as surf lifesaving is […]

Akubra & the Slouch Hat

So, I thought today we could talk about two kinds of hats in Australia, first and foremost, the brand Akubra, […]

The Aussie Ute

So, today we’re going to talk about the history of utes in Australia. So, what’s a ute? A ute it’s […]

Banjo Paterson

So, Andrew Barton Paterson, more affectionately known as Banjo Paterson by the average Australian, was one of Australia’s most famous […]

Convict Life

Between 1788 and 1868, around 162,000 convicts were transported from Britain to different penal colonies in Australia. The majority of […]

Australian Bats

So I thought, today, we’ll talk about Australian bats. So, bats are the only mammals capable of sustained flight and […]

Migration & the Gold Rush

So, today I sort of wanted to talk about immigration, but obviously I can’t cover all immigration in Australian history […]

Coffee in Australia

Coffee’s a big thing in Australia. Not many people realise this until they get here and quite often they get […]

Australian Climate & Weather

Australia is in the southern hemisphere, obviously. And so, the seasons in Australia are actually the opposite of the seasons […]

Australian Medical Inventions

So, today’s Aussie fact. I decided to look up medical inventions from Australia. So, I thought, I know that there’s […]

The Tasmanian Tiger

So, today’s fact is about the thylacine and this is one of Australia’s coolest marsupials, at least in my opinion. […]

Gambling in Australia

So, today’s Aussie Fact is all about gambling, and it’s more than one fact, it’s a number of different facts. […]

The Bathurst Races

So, today I wanted to talk about racing in Australia, because it’s related to muscle cars and I thought, okay, […]

The Dreamtime

So, I wanted to talk about the Dreamtime and the Dreaming because this is the religio-cultural worldview attributed to Australian […]

Oysters in Australia

Australian fact. The Aussie English fact for today. We’re going to talk all about oysters and I’m going to be […]

Cane Toads in Australia

Today’s Aussie fact I thought I would talk about cane toads, and I’m not sure if I’ve talked about these […]

The Port Arthur Massacre

Anyway, guys, let’s get into the Aussie English fact for today which is a bit of a sombre fact, it’s […]

The Snowy Hydro Scheme

Alright. So, today’s Aussie fact. It’s all about the Snowy Hydro Scheme. And so, my thought pattern was, okay, the […]

Mining in Australia

So, mining in Australia is a significant primary industry and contributor to the Australian economy. I’m sure if you are […]

Australia’s Worst-Ever Cyclone

Alright, so, today I want to talk about Cyclone Tracy. So, obviously today’s expression was about the word storm or […]

The History of Australian Money

When colonists first arrived in Australia establishing a stable and acceptable currency was obviously far from the top of the important to do list of the colonists here. The […]

Shark Attacks in Australia

So, sharks. I wanted to talk about shark attacks as they tend to occur out of the blue, right, and […]

Feral Cats

Okay. So, how did cats get to Australia? Cats first arrived obviously with the first Europeans. So, on the first […]

Bush Fires

As you may or may not know, bushfires in Australia are relatively prevalent. They happen every single year. They’re always […]

The Blue-Ringed Octopus

Let’s get into the Aussie English Fact today, where I wanted to talk to you about what kind of animal? […]

Flies in Australia

So, today I wanted to give you the lowdown on flies in Australia. ‘The low down’, that is like information […]