The threat from Japan was real and this changed the way Australia had viewed itself, Australia had generally viewed itself as British. Having lost a sense of security in the British to aid in Australia’s defense, Australia looked to America for an alliance. The ties to Great Brit... ... middle of paper ... ...p. This can be considered an insurance policy from Australia, in hope that the security from America is obtained. Australia and the United states have had a close relationship for a long time. The ANZUS treaty alliance has been the core beginning of this relationship as it continues to evolve, whether it is primarily based on security reasons or the fact that there is a genuine evolving affection between Australians and Americans, the bond is evident.
Some Australians believe that the time is right, for Australia to become a republic. There are many arguments, both for and against, regarding this issue. Arguments for a Republic The main for a republic is that for Australia to be truly independent, it is essential to sever the ties with the British monarch. Currently the only person who can become the official head of state is the eldest male heir to the British throne. A republic would allow for equality in this respect, as any Australian would be eligible for the positi... ... middle of paper ... ...ferendum_Reports_Statistics/1999.htm.
The representatives meet also at the Parliament House of Canberra. Australia’s flag has the Union Jack (United Kingdom’s flag) on the top left corner to show that the states were once 6 British colonies. The flag has on its bottom left corner the Commonwealth Star, which of course is because Australia is the “Commonwealth of Australia.” The rest of the flag is for the Southern Cross, which was used to represent Australia. Most Australians speak English, but people also speak Greek, Cantonese, Mandarin, Italian, Arabic, etc. There are about 70 languages in Australia, but Australia has no official language.
CHAPTER II SPREADING OF AMERICAN IDEAS & CUSTOMS According to Dr. Isaac Berkson, the definition of Americanization is "adaptation and adjustment". He further explained his statement by saying that the concept of Americanization happens "When an immigrant has adapted and adjusted himself to the American conditions and surroundings" (Berkson, 1891). There is a gap of the understanding of Americanization between Berkson back then and the concept of Americanization now. Berkson statement somewhat implied that Americanization could only happen in the land of America, or to individuals that come and stay in a sufficient period of time to be able to get accustomed to the culture. However, nowadays, the meaning indeed has changed into something more
The end of the 19th century Australian population comprised mainly of settlers from the Britain; the mainstream of the population consequently had joint communal dialect, past, and backgrounds. This ‘Britishness’, Meaney implies, was a fable more suitable to Australia, where its customs were regimented, compared to Britain, where it subsisted as a knowledge of apprehensions. Shared self-identification as British molded Australian identity delivering a domestic legend of a nation established, conquered and governed by white dependents of Britain, a ‘White Australia’. National identity is absolute by 19th century meaning, connecting certain individuals; any other inhabits are omitted from that distinctiveness, and in turn the country. By identifying Australia as a land conquered simply by the British, settlers banned the existence of any other background.
2, October 2006, pp. 193-209 The Australian accent induces feelings of both fondness and embarrassment in a general Australian context. This polarity is the result of the ‘cultural cringe’ towards the accent itself in a movement to sound more British around the 1940s but also the large-scale desire for identity markers of Australian nationality respectively. As a result, the majority of Australian musical artists sing mostly with an American or Australian/American hybrid accent. This article is presenting research about the usage of American English in songs by Australian artists, and also how Australian hip hop artists as a minority in music, adhere to the use of Australian English.
Examining the history of Australian Legislative powers, and reasons why Australians would want to change, is also useful when speculating on this issue. The Colonial Laws Validity Act 1865 emphasized self-government in the colonies, although denying them the power to amend or repeal British law. (Enright et.al 1995, p.14) It wasn’t until Australia became a Federation with the enactment of the Australian Constitution Act 1901(U.K.) on 1 January 1901, that Australia had their own law making powers. However, these powers were still limited by the Constitution. (Waller et.al 2000, p.71) When the Statute of Winchester 1931 invalidated the Colonial Laws Validity Act 1865 the Commonwealth gained the power to pass their own Acts, irrespective of whether they were consistent with British Law.
I got tons of matches for my search, but found an interesting site. (www.australia.com) This was the official site for Australia, so that is why it is so reliable. It was loaded with information about almost everything in Australia that I wanted to learn more about. It discussed the places to see, things to do, exotic experiences, food and wine, and the nightlife in Australia. The site still left some details out that I was still looking for such as what kinds of shopping is there to do, what the Australians are like, etc.
1. Introduction Australia is a multicultural country where immigrants from all over the world immigrate to Australia. This research is focused on Australian’s immigrants who play a big role in this society. Immigration carries significant factors that affect the process of adaptation on an immigrant. The significant factors discussed further on are social factors, economic factors and cultural factors.
Ever since the 1970s, Australia has become a multicultural nation. Australia’s multiculturalism is a way to explain the variety of ethnic backgrounds within the Australian people. “It implies that there are many ways of being Australian, not just one ‘Australian way of life’” (Carter 333). Multiculturalism has majorly changed the way that people view Australian history and identity. The history of Australia has been altered through multiculturalism.