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Old Jan 24th 2002, 7:34 am
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If anyone has emigrated to Melbourne, Australia recently, I would be grateful to hear from you to learn from your experiences. You can get my email address from my profile.
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Old Jan 29th 2002, 6:07 pm
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We are also looking to emigrate to Melbourne and would be interested in hearing people's experiences
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Old Jan 31st 2002, 12:37 am
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We are planning to move to OZ and are yet to decide on whether it should be Syndey or Melbourne.

I am too eager to hear experiences of people who have moved to either of these cities.

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Old Feb 1st 2002, 1:32 am
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Melbourne is an awesome place...I know alot of people that have moved here from
overseas and they love it! It has everything, and the majority of the people are very
freindly too!

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Old Feb 1st 2002, 9:29 pm
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Yep, that's you...Smart ex-Canadian, IIRC 8-)
 
Old Feb 2nd 2002, 10:26 am
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I think every country has its two-city rivalry. Sycney-Melbourne. LA-NYC,
Montreal-Toronto. I'm a Montrealite, having been born there myself - yep, an anglo,
one of those historical freaks Bernard Landry likes to pretend doesn't exist (I must
be the 'ethnic vote' 'cuz I ain't 'money' in the PQ dichotomy...). Lovely thing about
Australia...no separatists...
 
Old Feb 2nd 2002, 8:32 pm
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Probably the most helpful posting so far. Syndey is more like Toronto.

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Old Feb 2nd 2002, 10:01 pm
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in article [email protected], Neil Raines at [email protected] wrote on
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I agree, and that's not a compliment - it's that "yes, the fact we're from here DOES
make us the centre of the universe" attitude that is very un-Australian (and
un-Canadian, as the case may be) anywhere else in our respective lands...

What's the kiwi dichotomy? Auckland v. Christchurch?
 
Old Feb 3rd 2002, 7:06 am
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Auckalnd vers Chrischurch exactly. No doubt Wellington, Canbera and Ottawa are also
very simliar!

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Old Feb 3rd 2002, 2:52 pm
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in article [email protected], Neil Raines at [email protected] wrote on
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Haven't been to Wellington, but Canberra and Ottawa are both almost completely
planned cities (Ottawa, formerly Bytown, was a sleepy little lumber town picked
because it was halfway between Montreal and Toronto, and farther from the US border;
it also had a mix of English and French). They both empty out on weekends. But the
comparison starts to fall apart after that. Australia went its own way and built a
capital that tried (successfully or otherwise) to reflect the vibrancy of a young
(and ancient) nation. For example, when it came time to build a new parliament
building, you took on a style of your own (even if it was designed by a foreigner),
and built it - um, downunder (couldn't resist). Our parliament is a copy of the old
one (which burned in 1916), which is a copy of Westminister, which is a copy of a
gothic monstrosity, which is a copy of who knows what...similar comments can be made
of many of our prominent public buildings in our respective capitals.
 
Old Feb 4th 2002, 3:43 am
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Wellington is not a planned city in the same sense. And doesn't empty out in the
weekend more than any other NZ city.

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