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Music, Art and Popular Culture

During the first half of the 20th century Australians struggled to develop their own culture distinct from other English speaking countries. At this time most of the popular books, film and television shows were imported from Britain or the United States. But today Australian has its own lively arts and cultural scene that includes opera at the famous Sydney Opera House, Symphony Australia, The Australian Ballet and contemporary dance by the Sydney Dance Company.

Australia also has many art galleries to showcase its own artists, including The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.

The film and music industry is growing in Australia. Picnic at Hanging Rock, My Brilliant Career and the Mad Max series established Australia as a country capable of producing internationally successful movies. More recently, films like Shine, Babe and Babe: Pig in the City, have earned international critical and popular acclaim.

Many internationally successful bands have also come from Australia, including AC/DC, Savage Garden, Silver Chair, and Men At Work.

   The Culture:


   Aboriginal culture


   Food & Drink

   Music, Art, Pop

   Wine Regions

   Food Companion

   The Land:


   States & Territories



   The People:



   Aussie Slang