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WA's Greatest Export

Old Nov 21st 2002, 5:45 am
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Old Nov 21st 2002, 6:08 am
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Were not most of AC\DC born in UK?

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Were not most of AC\DC born in UK?

Got 'em PB!!! Angus & Malcom Young ... Scotland ... Bon Scott - Scottish, Brian Johnson & Cliff Williams - English. Only the drummer Phil Rudd is Aussie. Even their very first singer, Dave Evans - Welsh!!!

Here's another one.. Bee gees... English born, left when they were in their teens, because they set fire to a house.. (bad boys!).. parents took them to Aus, to start afresh

What's the other one... Jimmy Barnes (spelling?) ... Scottish! ... and there's another guy , a bit like Jimmy Barnes.. forget his name... (remembered - John Farnham) but he's English.

The only genuine export I can think of is Neighbours, but then Kylie is half Welsh (mother), Jason Donovan is half English (father) Most famous Aussie at the moment? Guy Pearce - english born, NZ father!!!

Oh, Olivia Newton-John was born in Cambridge, England ; her family moved to Australia when she was 5. Her mother was German, her father was Welsh, a professor of German at Cambridge and Melbourne

Here's some more:

Russel crowe - kiwi born (welsh grandfather )
Mel Gibson ... how they say he's aussie I never know!.. American parents, living in OZ, ... never took out citizenship for old Mel by the way because of the actors card. (mel was also born in the USA, just came to Aus with his american parents.. who never took citizenship out for Mel)

they'll be claiming Spike Milligan next... just because his mother came to Australia and lived here.

these are just a few off the top of my head

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Old Nov 21st 2002, 11:41 am
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Were not most of AC\DC born in UK?

True, I remeber the Youngs took citizenship whilst I was there in the late 80's. Which is why I included you on the poll too.

I thought it might stimulate debate about what it is to be Australian.

Keving Bloody Wilson is definitely true blue.
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True, I remeber the Youngs took citizenship whilst I was there in the late 80's. Which is why I included you on the poll too.

I thought it might stimulate debate about what it is to be Australian.

Keving Bloody Wilson is definitely true blue.
Sorry I am not and will never be an Australian , even if I parted with the $120 to get the worthless peice of paper the Aussies would never look on any one from the UK as one of their own, unless they got praise from the rest of the World.
Mr Crow was hailed as an Aussie up until last week when he had a fight in London ,its seems that the press here now are calling him a Kiwi because Aussies never do any wrong.
Time and time again I have seen people that have been in Australia for most of their lifes and sign on as an Aussie , go from being an Aussie to an British immigrant when in any type of trouble, the words back stabbing bastards comes to mind.



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Sorry I am not and will never be an Australian , even if I parted with the $120 to get the worthless peice of paper the Aussies would never look on any one from the UK as one of their own, unless they got praise from the rest of the World.
Mr Crow was hailed as an Aussie up until last week when he had a fight in London ,its seems that the press here now are calling him a Kiwi because Aussies never do any wrong.
Time and time again I have seen people that have been in Australia for most of their lifes and sign on as an Aussie , go from being an Aussie to an British immigrant when in any type of trouble, the words back stabbing bastards comes to mind.



Funny thing is I've a mate who's been in Australia for over 30 years I think , ages ago anyway, he came out on the ($5??) ticket from Britain as a young man. Anyway he's married to a lovely asian lady, who he met through his work (actually that's where me and my husband met him too) been married for over 10 years has a kid. His kid and wife are both Aussie citizens... but he will not take out citizenship! He has his own house here, his work is in Australia, been here longer than he's lived in Britain now. But no, he won't take out Citizenship... ask him Why.. he replies why should I, I'm Welsh!

Have another mate who's born in Australia, his parents are both English... This guy has never been to Brtain by the way, he's in his late 30's ... again... he is not a citizen! Asked him why... he replied because I'm English! ... he speaks with an Aussie accent, and he's never been to Britain.

Funny!

Mind you, all that said.. before I leave here to go back to Britain I will be applying for citizenship for a reason (I'm eligible to apply for it in feb.. but won't be applying until I decide a date to go back to UK)... it may come in handy one day, even if not for you... your children.... Don't burn your bridges.

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Funny thing is I've a mate who's been in Australia for over 30 years I think , ages ago anyway, he came out on the ($5??) ticket from Britain as a young man. Anyway he's married to a lovely asian lady, who he met through his work (actually that's where me and my husband met him too) been married for over 10 years has a kid. His kid and wife are both Aussie citizens... but he will not take out citizenship! He has his own house here, his work is in Australia, been here longer than he's lived in Britain now. But no, he won't take out Citizenship... ask him Why.. he replies why should I, I'm Welsh!

Have another mate who's born in Australia, his parents are both English... This guy has never been to Brtain by the way, he's in his late 30's ... again... he is not a citizen! Asked him why... he replied because I'm English! ... he speaks with an Aussie accent, and he's never been to Britain.

Funny!

Mind you, all that said.. before I leave here to go back to Britain I will be applying for citizenship for a reason (I'm eligible to apply for it in feb.. but won't be applying until I decide a date to go back to UK)... it may come in handy one day, even if not for you... your children.... Don't burn your bridges.

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How about when the Aboriginies in Tasmania got drag-netted? the ones who did it weren't early versions of the Aussie battler, they were "pommie settlers"
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Old Nov 22nd 2002, 4:51 am
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Sorry I am not and will never be an Australian , even if I parted with the $120 to get the worthless peice of paper the Aussies would never look on any one from the UK as one of their own, unless they got praise from the rest of the World.
Mr Crow was hailed as an Aussie up until last week when he had a fight in London ,its seems that the press here now are calling him a Kiwi because Aussies never do any wrong.
Time and time again I have seen people that have been in Australia for most of their lifes and sign on as an Aussie , go from being an Aussie to an British immigrant when in any type of trouble, the words back stabbing bastards comes to mind.



how about "Aussie Joe" Bugner, isn't he a South African, via the UK?
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Aussie Joe was born in Hungary
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Aussie Joe was born in Hungary

I must have been thinking of Sid James
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Originally posted by renth
I must have been thinking of Sid James
who was indeed born in Johannesburg
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how about "Aussie Joe" Bugner, isn't he a South African, via the UK?
Yes he is an Aussie today if he ends up in court he be back to an Hungarian.



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Astonishing to think that Bugner went 15 rounds with Ali on two occasions. How old is he now for God's sake ?

Mind you, good on him if he's still picking up a few quid. Judging by some of the people he's been fighting - he's in no real danger !
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What about Jamie Oliver?

No, I realise he is English, but I would like to see him go 15 rounds with Joe Bugner or AC/DC or even Olivia Newton-John (if she was armed with a chainsaw)

I thought any sane person would renounce their British citizenship just for the fact of sharing the same citizenship as that little ...............

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I'd pay to see Jamie Oliver versus Joe Bugner, as long as they rustled up a nice roast pork with a medely of seasonal vegetables after the fight...

Congratulations to all those sharp enough to pck up on AC/DC's scottish roots - the lead guitarist is called Angus for God's sake !
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