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Breaker Morant (1980) – Bruce Beresford (Friday’s Finest)

This Australian war drama film concerns the 1902 court martial of lieutenants Harry Morant, Peter Handcock and George Witton—one of the first war crime prosecutions in British military history. Anyone who has seen this film won’t forget the closing lines and level of final defiance while facing

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Great Sporting Moments 5 – Cameron Smith wins The Open at St Andrews

“What a week. I’m going to fall apart here I know,” a tearful Smith said after lifting the trophy…“I had a lot of support out there, especially the Aussie guys. You kept me going out there. This one’s for Aus.”

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The Castle (1997) – Rob Sitch (Friday’s Finest)

This contains one of my all-time greatest comedic lines in Australian cinema history…Dad says to son Steve: ‘Oh Steve could you move the Camira, I need to get the Torana out so I can get to the Commodore‘. Steve –

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‘Life, Bottom Heavy Like a Kangaroo’ – Anthony Burgess

This is the third excerpt presented here from Anthony Burgess’ masterpiece Earthly Powers. Octogenarian British writer Kenneth Toomey recalls with spectacular clarity (as he almost always does) his visit to Australia in 1930 or thereabouts. Australia is where I was

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Wet Ghost – Chris Wallace-Crabbe

I had a lot of memorabilia recently forwarded to me from Australia. That included newspaper clippings I found interesting. One such clipping is of the poem below called Wet Ghost by Chris Wallace-Crabbe. You’ll have to excuse its state of

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Breath – Tim Winton (A Classic Australian Novel)

“It’s funny, but you never really think much about breathing. Until it’s all you ever think about.”― Tim Winton, Breath   Tim Winton is Australia’s most-lauded novelist. He has won Australia’s highest literary merit the Miles Franklin Award an unprecedented

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Crikey! ‘That’s a Tough Mother Bleepin’ Wooden Door’

A fellow Aussie’s commentary on the greatest police ‘fail’ ever.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9pVCcbt7i4 Related Articles:1. Comedy and the Ages. Lenny Bruce, Charles Bukowski and Hunter S Thompson2. Gillette is on point3. Movies and TV menu

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Confirmed by Mother no Less, David Hobson is the Greatest Singer at Australian Christmas Carols

My favourite Christmas carol ‘O Holy Night’ sung by my favourite Christmas carol singer David Hobson

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