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What is identity?

The fact of being who or what a person or thing is

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What does it mean to be Australian?

Living on the land, sports/AFL, native Aboriginal culture, accent, traditional customs, citizenship, flag, hot climate, slang, food, animals that are out to get us, freedom, rights, voting, diverse/multicultural, part of the commonwealth

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Stereotypes of the typical Australian:

Not very smart, violent, laid back, crude, bush oriented, strong/brave, alcohol transfixed

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What is colonialism?

The policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically

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Mateship:

Human relationships, sticking together for survival, usually between males, can be inclusive or exclusive

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Aussie larrikan:

Mocks authority, doesn't go along with societal norms

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Aussie battler:

Underdog pitted against society, struggling for survival, great determination

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Victory in defeat:

Protagonist as victim, relates to harsh Aussie climate

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Country towns:

All bad in Aussie culture, racist, sexist, homophobic, violent, male dominated

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Suburbia:

Personal, positive place
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Dysfunctional place of unemployment, dull, conformist, escaped from

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Multiculturalism:

Immigrants, assimilation, nonwhite people to be 'dealt with'

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Aboriginal culture:

Aboriginal absence, culture, assimilation, romantic figures/mystical powers

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Outback landscape:

Paradise: people reach full potential, purity/honesty not found in city, build relationships with nature and others
Hostile: emptiness in outback, opponent, unknowable, terror, powering/supernatural being in bush