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5th Feb '16 10:02:45 PM nombretomado
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* AustralianRulesFootball. Possibly one of the most violent games in the world. And the most skillful to boot.
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* AustralianRulesFootball.UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball. Possibly one of the most violent games in the world. And the most skillful to boot.
23rd Jan '16 4:04:36 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The pioneering tag team Wrestling/TheFabulousKangaroos, who were huge {{Foreign Wrestling Heel}}s.
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* The pioneering tag team first Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA International TagTeam Champions, Wrestling/TheFabulousKangaroos, who were huge {{Foreign Wrestling Heel}}s.Heel}}s of the 1960s.
15th Jan '16 11:43:42 AM Anddrix
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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' has a particularly strange case rife with compressed geography [[EiffelTowerEffect to drive home the point of where they are]]. During the Digidestined's efforts to eliminate Dark Towers around the world, Joe and Cody travel to Australia, landing in Sydney before heading up to the Gold Coast which, while doable in a day, is by no means a short or easy trip, especially for a pair of foreign early-teenage boys with no car. They notice that the locals treat the Dark Tower on the beach as an UnusuallyUninterestingSight, whereas a western show might've had the locals tear the bloody thing down before they'd have even gotten there. They do get backup from one of the local Digidestined, Derek; who is a blonde, tanned preteen surfer boy, very much in the spirit of this trope. In the last episode, Derek is in Sydney for some reason, [[ViewersAreMorons probably to make it incredibly obvious what country he's in]].
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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' has a particularly strange case rife with compressed geography [[EiffelTowerEffect to drive home the point of where they are]]. During the Digidestined's efforts to eliminate Dark Towers around the world, Joe and Cody travel to Australia, landing in Sydney before heading up to the Gold Coast which, while doable in a day, is by no means a short or easy trip, especially for a pair of foreign early-teenage boys with no car. They notice that the locals treat the Dark Tower on the beach as an UnusuallyUninterestingSight, whereas a western show might've had the locals tear the bloody thing down before they'd have even gotten there. They do get backup from one of the local Digidestined, Derek; who is a blonde, tanned preteen surfer boy, very much in the spirit of this trope. In the last episode, Derek is in Sydney for some reason, [[ViewersAreMorons probably to make it incredibly obvious what country he's in]].in.
30th Dec '15 3:20:14 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/PointBreak'' concludes on Bells Beach, Torquay - [[CaliforniaDoubling actually filmed in Oregon]]. The real Bells Beach is a good 2km from the nearest tree - and it's a eucalpyt, not a pine.
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* ''Film/PointBreak'' ''Film/PointBreak1991'' concludes on Bells Beach, Torquay - [[CaliforniaDoubling actually filmed in Oregon]]. The real Bells Beach is a good 2km from the nearest tree - and it's a eucalpyt, not a pine.
5th Dec '15 4:01:45 PM zerohelix
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* Many of the Australians that are descended from convicts are very proud of this fact. ** To provide some perspective on the apparent ValuesDissonance of this, remember that these convicts were often the victims of a [[AllCrimesAreEqual very corrupt system]]. It's not just the image of toughness at work here, it's also that of the oppressed underdog against the rich and powerful, that sort of thing being very much admired by us. * Back when mammoths were still roaming Siberia and the glaciers covered up Canada, Australia had all sorts of crazy beasties. The most notable include ''Megalania'' (or ''Varanus priscus'' depending on who you ask) a 5-metre komodo dragon, ''Diprotodon'' a rhino-sized wombat, ''Thylacoleo'' the marsupial lion, giant kangaroos, "marsupial tapirs", giant horned tortoises, 5-metre pythons, giant flightless geese, ''carnivorous'' tree kangaroos, sheep-sized echidnas, and land-dwelling crocodiles. Amazingly, humans managed to drive all these monsters to extinction. Many of them still live on Aboriginal art and folklore though.
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* Many of the Australians that are [[SentencedToDownUnder descended from convicts convicts]] are very proud of this fact. ** To provide some perspective on the apparent ValuesDissonance of this, remember that these convicts were often the victims of a [[AllCrimesAreEqual very corrupt system]]. (Note the term KangarooCourt.) It's not just the image of toughness at work here, it's also that of the oppressed underdog against the rich and powerful, that sort of thing being very much admired by us. * Back when mammoths were still roaming Siberia and the glaciers covered up Canada, Australia had all sorts of crazy beasties. The most notable include ''Megalania'' (or ''Varanus priscus'' depending on who you ask) a 5-metre komodo dragon, ''Diprotodon'' a rhino-sized wombat, ''Thylacoleo'' the marsupial lion, giant kangaroos, "marsupial tapirs", giant horned tortoises, 5-metre pythons, giant flightless geese, ''carnivorous'' tree kangaroos, sheep-sized echidnas, and land-dwelling crocodiles. Amazingly, humans managed to drive all these monsters to extinction. Many of them still live on Aboriginal art and folklore though.
22nd Nov '15 3:38:30 PM MagnusForce
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* Back when mammoths were still roaming Siberia and the glaciers covered up Canada, Australia had all sorts of crazy beasties. The most notable include ''Megalania'' (or ''Varanus priscus'' depending on who you ask) a 5-metre komodo dragon, ''Diprotodon'' a rhino-sized wombat, ''Thylacoleo'' the marsupial lion, giant kangaroos, "marsupial tapirs", giant horned tortoises, 5-metre pythons, giant flightless geese, ''carnivorous'' tree kangaroos, sheep-sized echidnas, and land-dwelling crocodiles. Amazingly, humans managed to drive all these monsters to extinction. Many of them still live on Aboriginal art and folklore though.
21st Nov '15 10:38:54 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland'' features Ozzie Mandrill, an Australian property developer and {{expy}} for RupertMurdoch. He bests Guybrush in a bout of insult swordfighting, [[spoiler: and turns out to be working with [=LeChuck=] to find and control the Ultimate Insult.]]
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* ''VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland'' features Ozzie Mandrill, an Australian property developer and {{expy}} for RupertMurdoch.UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch. He bests Guybrush in a bout of insult swordfighting, [[spoiler: and turns out to be working with [=LeChuck=] to find and control the Ultimate Insult.]]
6th Nov '15 2:10:27 PM HiddenWindshield
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Double negative
** In WorldWarOne, a group of Australian soldiers were prepared to walk a fair more distance to quench their thirst rather than salute a passing British General, merely because they did not believe this general had not gained their respect to be saluted at. This idea of respecting those who deserve said respect has been ingrained into nearly all Australians, whether native or not.
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** In WorldWarOne, a group of Australian soldiers were prepared to walk a fair more distance to quench their thirst rather than salute a passing British General, merely because they did not believe this general had not gained their respect to be saluted at. This idea of respecting those who deserve said respect has been ingrained into nearly all Australians, whether native or not.
6th Nov '15 2:08:47 PM HiddenWindshield
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Ok, let's tone it down with the political commentary.
* Also TruthInTelevision is the stereotype of toughness at least in Australian military history. During the Weltkrieg, or WorldWarOne, the German Army hated and feared Australians because they were big, tough men who butchered everyone who tried to surrender to them or was too wounded to fight back - or so the totally unjustified, [[FalseReassurance or at least never-investigated]][[note]] As we know, winning means that everything every one of us did was totally justified [[/note]], rumours went. Hell, at the Battle of the Kokoda Trail in the Pacific theatre of WorldWarII two hundred Australian militia held an entire regiment of Japanese soldiers for a month. This was the start of a series of running battles where the outnumbered Australians slowed the Japanese force to a crawl, although the terrain was not suited for rapid movement - to say the least. A case in point was the first battle of Kokoda where the Japanese thought they had driven off a force of about 1200 ill-supplied infantry defending the Kokoda airstrip. In reality they had been up against 77 soldiers using the spare food, automatic weapons, and ammunition meant for a much larger group of soldiers. Scale that up a thousand times and you practically have something on the order of ''Changsha'' (I-IV) or ''Citadel/Kursk'' (to use examples from the same war).
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* Also TruthInTelevision is the stereotype of toughness at least in Australian military history. During the Weltkrieg, or WorldWarOne, the German Army hated and feared Australians because they were big, tough men who butchered everyone who tried to surrender to them or was too wounded to fight back - or so the totally unjustified, [[FalseReassurance or at least never-investigated]][[note]] As we know, winning means that everything every one of us did was totally justified [[/note]], rumours went. Hell, at the Battle of the Kokoda Trail in the Pacific theatre of WorldWarII two hundred Australian militia held an entire regiment of Japanese soldiers for a month. This was the start of a series of running battles where the outnumbered Australians slowed the Japanese force to a crawl, although the terrain was not suited for rapid movement - to say the least. A case in point was the first battle of Kokoda where the Japanese thought they had driven off a force of about 1200 ill-supplied infantry defending the Kokoda airstrip. In reality they had been up against 77 soldiers using the spare food, automatic weapons, and ammunition meant for a much larger group of soldiers. Scale that up a thousand times and you practically have something on the order of ''Changsha'' (I-IV) or ''Citadel/Kursk'' (to use examples from the same war).
26th Oct '15 6:40:07 PM Smiffy
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* The slasher films Film/SavageCrossing , Film/WolfCreek and Film/RoadGames feature villanous serial killers who prowl the Outback in search of fresh victims
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