HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY TO MY OZZIE BUDDIES!!!!!
Australia is an outdoor country. People only go inside to use the toilet. And that's only a recent development.
- Barry Humphries
I like to think of it as the only Anglo-Saxon country with Mediterranean qualities.
--John Douglas Pringle
Australians are friendly, very friendly. I couldn't spend three seconds eating my dinner without one of them butting in a the top of his lungs, "G'day Mate! Eatin' are ya? Whatzit? Food? Good on ya!" Followed by an enormous backslap right in the middle of my mouthful of lamb brisket (which is either the national dish or just what everything in Australia tastes like. --P.J. O'Rourke, "At Sea With The America's Cup" 1984
Australia is a big blank map, and the whole people is constantly sitting over it like a committee, trying to work out the best way to fill it in. ~ Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean (1879-1968), journalist/historian/official war correspondent for Australia 1914-1918
Every Australian worships the Goddess of Sport with Profound adoration, and there is no nation in the world that treats itself to so many holidays. ~ Edward Kinglake