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Post Reply Do you think we Australians have enough respect for our architectural history? Does Australia have a national identity?
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Posted 11/15/08
SUPER URGENT! for school assignment, please vote and post ur ideas.

Do you think Australians have enough respect for their architectural history?
I did a survey in my area which showed half the people i surveyed cannot recognize the Split Point Lighthouse, the Archibald Fountain and the Shrine of Remembrance in Brisbane.
After comparing Aussie culture to the culture of other nations (China, Japan, UK), do you think Australians host enough respect and knowledge for their architectural history?
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Posted 11/18/08
overseas australia is famous ...sotta
Posted 11/19/08

wintercrystal780 wrote:

SUPER URGENT! for school assignment, please vote and post ur ideas.

Do you think Australians have enough respect for their architectural history?
I did a survey in my area which showed half the people i surveyed cannot recognize the Split Point Lighthouse, the Archibald Fountain and the Shrine of Remembrance in Brisbane.
After comparing Aussie culture to the culture of other nations (China, Japan, UK), do you think Australians host enough respect and knowledge for their architectural history?


LMFAO!
Comparing Australia to China, Japan and the United Kingdom is insane. We're a baby compared to those nations and we have a very short history. Melbourne has a lot of beautiful Victorian styled buildings and also, I think you call it neo-classical, buildings. I don't follow architecture but Victoria became a rich state during the gold rush which was during the reign of Queen Victoria (Hence our state's name I think) and during that era classical architecture became popular again.. So that's the reason for Victorian and Classical style around Melbourne.. Or so I've been told. But then again name a Western nation that isn't covered in classical styled buildings.
Did that answer your question?
I'm also quite sure that if you go to China, Japan and the UK people probably don't hold that much interest in their architectural history either, there'd be some.. But not all that many.
Sorry if this is a bit late, ha ha.
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Posted 11/20/08
Yes we are known
for our native animals but not really anything else.
but out culture is beginning to fade away,
due to the americans having a big impact on us
sooner or later we will adapt to the american style
and there will be no "australian culture"
because we act just like americans
Posted 11/20/08

leo22334455 wrote:

Yes we are known
for our native animals but not really anything else.
but out culture is beginning to fade away,
due to the americans having a big impact on us
sooner or later we will adapt to the american style
and there will be no "australian culture"
because we act just like americans


I fancy us to be known for more then our animals.
If you're talking about "Australian culture" as the ridiculous "g'day mate' etc kind of thing then I'll be the first to claim that it was never real Australian culture, just a part of it.
Also, it's not just America that has a huge impact on us. We get a lot of immigrants and they bring their culture with them which in turn effects ours and we develop from it. All cultures that are open develop from one another and always have, I see no problem with that.
But I would love to know what your idea of "Australian culture" and "American style" is.
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Posted 11/23/08
hey guys thanks for this...my project is due the day after tomorrow and i have exams this week so i can't be online for a while.
Posted 4/8/12
when i think of australia i think of nature
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