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Conflicting Tribal Viewpoints

One of the most intriguing things that I have learned on this Study Abroad was that there was two different views on the tribal peoples of Australia and New Zealand, depending on the country that you are in.  Australia has … Continue reading
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The Land Down Under

Overall, looking back on Australia during our last nights there what stood out to me the most is the fact that there is a sentiment in Australia of doing things well and looking at life from a laid back perspective. … Continue reading
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Tourism… The Spice of Australia

I briefly touched on this during my blogpost about Sydney, but seriously, look at Australia. It is quite frankly one of the most breathtaking landscapes I have ever seen in my life. It is also completely understandable why. What makes … Continue reading
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The Maoris vs The Aboriginals

The Maori tribe of New Zealand are a celebrated group of people that are still revered today. The Aboriginals of Australia are not. The difference in how these two cultures have been accepted in their modern-day countries is significant. This … Continue reading
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I CAN THROW A BOOMERANG!

Learn to throw a boomerang: √ I was really excited to go to learn about the Aboriginal culture in Australia. After seeing such movies as Rabbit Proof Fence it was really interesting to see how the modern Australian atmosphere towards … Continue reading
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Australians Love Them Some Serena

On our free day in Melbourne a group of us went to the Australian Open. We originally just had ground passes for the entire tournament, but then Ryan and I upgraded our tickets to Hisense Arena, which is the second … Continue reading
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ACMI

In the city of Melbourne, in Federation Plaza, there is an extremely dynamic museum that really differs itself from the realm of typical modern museums. The Australian Center for the Moving Image. This was one of the most interesting museums … Continue reading
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Films impact on New Zealand

Located on the very southern tip of the Northern Island of New Zealand, Wellington has become the epicenter of New Zealand creativity. I had come to New Zealand knowing that Peter Jackson had an impact on the country but I … Continue reading
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An Appreciated Industry – LOTR

While in Wellington, we learned that it is the film capital of New Zealand. They even have a sign very similar to our Hollywood sign. On our Lord of the Rings tour, our tour guides informed us that the people … Continue reading Continue Reading

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Aboriginals vs. Maoris

There is definitely a difference in the presence of aboriginal cultures in Australia and New Zealand. While in Australia, we rarely saw the aboriginals, except for in Cairns. However, in New Zealand, most signs not only have English, but also … Continue reading Continue Reading

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