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Here are the top ten articles for the Australia Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Staircase to the Moon
The Staircase to the Moon is a natural phenomenon not to be missed when you're visiting Western Australia.
2. Travel Times and Distances in Australia
Most overseas travellers are astounded when they realise just how big Australia is, and that it takes longer to travel between major cities. Here's a quick rundown of the travel times and distances.
3. Beach Safety in Australia
Australia is renowned for it's beautiful golden beaches. Beach safety is an important factor for tourists to Australia.
4. The Dingo Fence
The Dingo Fence in Australia is one of the longest man made structures on earth and enables farming of sheep to be successful in keeping dingos away from the flocks.
5. Australian Quick Quiz
Here's a quick Australian Quiz to test your knowledge. Have fun!
6. New South Wales Emblems
New South Wales is represented by its State Flag, Coat of Arms and State Emblems.
7. Clancy of the Overflow
Andrew "Banjo" Paterson wrote many wonderful poems about the life and times of Australians living on the land and in the towns. Clancy of the Overflow is a very clever observation about the lives of people in the 1890's.
8. Australian Slang S to Z
Though the official language of Australia is English, Australian are equally notorious for their use of slang. Australian slang, like all slang, is constantly evolving and changing. While the list below includes a lot of common slang, it is by no means complete. Continued from last week's article,
9. Australian Meat Pie Recipe
Aussie Pies are an fixture at sporting events around Australia, and
10. Waltzing Matilda - What's it all about?
Waltzing Matilda is considered the "unofficial" national anthem of Australia. The words are sometimes difficult to understand, as Aussie slang is used in every line. Here's an explanation of the first verse.
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