What is Australian?

  • (noun): The Austronesian languages spoken by Australian aborigines.
    Synonyms: Aboriginal Australian
    See also — Additional definitions below

Australian

Australians are the citizens of Australia. Aside from the Indigenous Australian population, nearly all Australians or their ancestors immigrated within the past 230 years. As such the term does not necessarily imply a specific racial background. Australian people are colloquially referred to as 'Aussie'.

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Namadgi National Park - Australian National Heritage List
... On 7 November 2008 The Park was added to the Australian National Heritage List as one of eleven areas constituting the Australian Alps National Parks and Reserves ...
Gosford - Notable People
... Paralympian tandem cyclist and athlete Alan Davidson – Former Australian cricketer David Fairleigh – Former Rugby League forward, 1994 Rothman's Medal winner, NSW Australian representative player ...
Legal Aspects Of Transsexualism - Australia - Birth Certificates
... As cited by (18 June 1987 – Australian Telegraph Newspaper.) This was the first time in Australian law history that an adult transsexual was permitted to change their birth certificate ... All Australian jurisdictions now recognise the affirmed sex of an individual after surgery unless the person is married ...
Judiciary Act 1903
1903 (Cth) regulates the structure of the Australian judicial system and invests federal Australian courts with jurisdiction ... It is one of the oldest pieces of Australian legislation and has been amended over 70 times ... establishes in law the position of the Australian Government Solicitor ...
Notable Wiradjuri People
... Wally Carr, Australian Commonwealth Boxing Champion ... Dr Sally Goold OAM, Executive Director of CATSIN, Senior Australian of the Year 2006 Stan Grant, notable Australian journalist ... Margaret Tucker, co-founder of the Australian Aborigines League and author of If Everyone Cared (1977) one of the first autobiographies to deal with the experience of the Stolen Generations ...

More definitions of "Australian":

  • (adj): Of or relating to or characteristic of Australia or its inhabitants.
    Example: "Australian deserts"; "Australian aborigines"
  • (noun): A native or inhabitant of Australia.
    Synonyms: Aussie

Famous quotes containing the word australian:

    Each Australian is a Ulysses.
    Christina Stead (1902–1983)

    The Australian mind, I can state with authority, is easily boggled.
    Charles Osborne (b. 1927)

    Beyond the horizon, or even the knowledge, of the cities along the coast, a great, creative impulse is at work—the only thing, after all, that gives this continent meaning and a guarantee of the future. Every Australian ought to climb up here, once in a way, and glimpse the various, manifold life of which he is a part.
    Vance Palmer (1885–1959)