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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“Beyond the horizon, or even the knowledge, of the cities along the coast, a great, creative impulse is at workthe 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 (18851959)
“The Australian mind, I can state with authority, is easily boggled.”
—Charles Osborne (b. 1927)
“Each Australian is a Ulysses.”
—Christina Stead (19021983)