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The following information comes to us this morning from The Australian Consulate-General, Chicago, and we felt it was important that we spread the word:

Rememberance poppies at the WW2 War Memorial in Canberra

For some of us expats, every day is a great opportunity to show our Aussie pride. Then there are the Australian holidays, the events that give us a chance to get together with other expats, celebrate the familiar and let our guard down. ANZAC Day in the USA is one such day. While the day [...]

SXSW

It’s March, and all music geeks knows what that means. It’s time for the annual South By Southwest Music Conference. Running from March 12 – 17, the conference will play host to thousands or artists over a countless number or shows and impromptu performances across the city of Austin, TX. The acts this year can’t [...]

The Secret Life of Us Joins Aussie lineup on hulu

We look at the Aussie programming now available to watch via streaming site Hulu, including this popular drama.

The Aussie BBQ 2013

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, gather ’round and get excited because the Aussie BBQ is coming back to the United States! With South By Southwest fast approaching, Stage Mothers and Sounds Australia have put together another incredible round of shows happening at the festival in Austin, TX on as well as in Los Angeles [...]

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Those of us who came of age in Australia around the turn of the millenium will remember fondly the plethora of great Aussie bands of the time. One such band was george, the band that Katie Noonan started with her brother, Tyrone Noonan.

Tropfest Australia 2013

Tropfest, everybody’s favorite short film festival, is back this weekend in its hometown of Sydney. On Sunday, founder John Polson and the rest of the Tropfest crew will view shorts from all 16 finalists and decide the fate of the next big director in front of the largest crowd ever to tune in. That’s right, [...]

Am I Black Enough for You - a novel on Aboriginal Identity by Anita Heiss

Dr. Anita Heiss is an author of both fiction and non-fiction works and also writes poetry, social commentary, and travel articles. She is a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales and she travels around the world lecturing on Indigenous culture. I recently had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Heiss about [...]

Elouera Beach. Photo Credit: Rebecca Richardson.

Whenever I see that old Qantas ad with the schoolkids singing Peter Allen’s ‘I Still Call Australia Home’, I break into large, heaving, homesick sobs. Those words, the sweeping music, the images of the physical beauty of the country in which I spent most of my life – it’s the perfect combination to tug on [...]

Australia Day T-shirts by Dan Milbourne, an Australian designer in the USA. Why not get into the spirit this year by ordering one of these great shirts to wear year-round? via danmilbourne.com

It’s almost that time of year again! Australia Day will be celebrated across the United States this coming Saturday, and we have a comprehensive guide as to what’s going on where. There are also a few pre-parties on Friday night. Put on your dancing shoes, have a pie and a beer or two and enjoy!