Speech On Australian Identity

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INTRO My life has not been extraordinary. Sure, I have suffered inside the realms of the normal human experience. I have been confronted by grief and loss as we all have or will, and I do not carry heartache with me. Instead, I keep it in a box on my bookshelf, and sometimes late at night when the window is open and the world has stopped its noises I open it. This box, as I know it is the conglomeration of space and time, and what has now become a familiar, everlasting global village. To most of us, the only encounter with Australian identity is through the eye of popular culture. And while most Australians would agree that our national identity is alive and well, pop culture’s fixation on the ‘typical Australian’ is tedious and inaccurate.
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