Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Australia
Reload this Page >

What Aussies dont understand

What Aussies dont understand

Old Jun 30th 2005, 10:31 pm
  #1  
Account Closed
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 324
eatstatic is an unknown quantity at this point
Default What Aussies dont understand

The British love of the loser and not believing winning is the be all of life.

Channel 4.

Make the most of it before the parochial nature of OZ kils it.

Last edited by eatstatic; Jun 30th 2005 at 11:35 pm.
eatstatic is offline  
Old Jun 30th 2005, 10:38 pm
  #2  
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 4,432
Megalania has a brilliant futureMegalania has a brilliant futureMegalania has a brilliant futureMegalania has a brilliant futureMegalania has a brilliant futureMegalania has a brilliant futureMegalania has a brilliant futureMegalania has a brilliant future
Default Re: What Aussies dont understand

Originally Posted by eatstatic
The British love of the loser and not believing winning is the be all of life.

BBC 1 now.

Make the most of it before the parochial nature of OZ kils it.
Staring EatStatic - great viewing on BBC these days.
Megalania is offline  
Old Jun 30th 2005, 10:57 pm
  #3  
Account Closed
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 324
eatstatic is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: What Aussies dont understand

Originally Posted by Megalania
Staring EatStatic - great viewing on BBC these days.
Very droll, remind me the last Aussie contribution to the worlds comedy store?

Kath and Kim, Fat Pizza or maybe that great international import The Footy show.
eatstatic is offline  
Old Jun 30th 2005, 11:13 pm
  #4  
High in the Dandenongs
 
hevs's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2003
Location: Listening to Puffing Billy
Posts: 9,183
hevs has a reputation beyond reputehevs has a reputation beyond reputehevs has a reputation beyond reputehevs has a reputation beyond reputehevs has a reputation beyond reputehevs has a reputation beyond reputehevs has a reputation beyond reputehevs has a reputation beyond reputehevs has a reputation beyond reputehevs has a reputation beyond reputehevs has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What Aussies dont understand

Originally Posted by eatstatic
The British love of the loser and not believing winning is the be all of life..
Yeah but loosing brings negativity, the one thing most of us immos hate about the mother country Thats why we are all over here i suppose
hevs is offline  
Old Jun 30th 2005, 11:23 pm
  #5  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: Mornington, Victoria
Posts: 321
Neil S is just really niceNeil S is just really niceNeil S is just really niceNeil S is just really niceNeil S is just really niceNeil S is just really niceNeil S is just really niceNeil S is just really niceNeil S is just really niceNeil S is just really nice
Default Re: What Aussies dont understand

Originally Posted by eatstatic
The British love of the loser and not believing winning is the be all of life.

BBC 1 now.

Make the most of it before the parochial nature of OZ kils it.
Maybe thats why the Aussies win everything and the Brits loose everything, who mentioned Tim Henman. Mind you there was a programme on ABC last night about the Socceroos coach resigning and the national team being in disarray, I had a chuckle at. Good luck to the England cricket team tomorrow. Can't wait to get to work on Monday if we win!!
Neil S is offline  
Old Jun 30th 2005, 11:30 pm
  #6  
Account Closed
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 324
eatstatic is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: What Aussies dont understand

Originally Posted by hevs
Yeah but loosing brings negativity, the one thing most of us immos hate about the mother country Thats why we are all over here i suppose
Living in a narrow minded, parochial country where sport is king and other achievemants such as science, art and culture are treated with indifference and suspicion suits you then?

What has Australia given the world other than sports stars on an international level??
eatstatic is offline  
Old Jun 30th 2005, 11:44 pm
  #7  
ABCDiamond
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: What Aussies dont understand

Originally Posted by eatstatic
What has Australia given the world other than sports stars on an international level??
I've seen many answers to this question before, but here are a few:

the bionic ear,
the black box recorder,
the pace-maker,
plastic banknotes,
penicillin,
gene shears,
IVF,
the stump-jump plough,
 
Old Jun 30th 2005, 11:53 pm
  #8  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 4,235
Hels is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: What Aussies dont understand

Originally Posted by ABCDiamond
I've seen many answers to this question before, but here are a few:

the bionic ear,
the black box recorder,
the pace-maker,
plastic banknotes,
penicillin,
gene shears,
IVF,
the stump-jump plough,

Hills Hoist Clothes line

Hels is offline  
Old Jun 30th 2005, 11:55 pm
  #9  
What's happening dudes?
 
wmoore's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: Bayside Brisbane
Posts: 20,647
wmoore has a reputation beyond reputewmoore has a reputation beyond reputewmoore has a reputation beyond reputewmoore has a reputation beyond reputewmoore has a reputation beyond reputewmoore has a reputation beyond reputewmoore has a reputation beyond reputewmoore has a reputation beyond reputewmoore has a reputation beyond reputewmoore has a reputation beyond reputewmoore has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What Aussies dont understand

Originally Posted by eatstatic
What has Australia given the world other than sports stars on an international level??
Bitter, international-class wihingers.
wmoore is offline  
Old Jul 1st 2005, 12:05 am
  #10  
Badge
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: What Aussies dont understand

Originally Posted by eatstatic
Living in a narrow minded, parochial country where sport is king and other achievemants such as science, art and culture are treated with indifference and suspicion suits you then?

What has Australia given the world other than sports stars on an international level??
stacks - the aircraft black box etc - lplastic polymer money - women voting, a few years ago someone made a list....in Melbourne there is quite an arts scene.

Mate - I know stacks of aussies who couldn't give a stuff about sport - or winning.

Badge

PS sorry abc didn't read all the posts.lol
 
Old Jul 1st 2005, 12:11 am
  #11  
aussie73
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: What Aussies dont understand

Originally Posted by eatstatic
Living in a narrow minded, parochial country where sport is king and other achievemants such as science, art and culture are treated with indifference and suspicion suits you then?

What has Australia given the world other than sports stars on an international level??
The winged keel ( makes boats sail faster)
Baby capsule ( safety seat for babies in cars)
Polymer plastic banknotes ( counterfeit proof and last 5 times longer)
The Black box flight recorder.
Frazier lens
fairlight CMI ( worlds first music synthesiser)
Penicillin
Boomerang
Cellspray ( Heals burns much faster with far less scarring)

Last edited by aussie73; Jul 1st 2005 at 12:22 am.
 
Old Jul 1st 2005, 12:15 am
  #12  
ABCDiamond
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: What Aussies dont understand

Originally Posted by Badge
PS sorry abc didn't read all the posts.lol
No probs, i've been off searching for a few more examples ...

It is all very enlightening, I hadn't realised, like the original poster didnt, that Australia has been so dynamic in these areas.


1838 PRE-PAID POSTAGE
First pre-paid letter-sheets were issued by the New South Wales Post Office.

1843 GRAIN STRIPPER
John Ridley and John Bull of South Australia developed the world's first grain stripper that cut the crop, removed and placed the grain into bins.

1850 REFRIGERATION PLANT
First mechanical refrigeration plant was built by Geelong publisher, James Harrison.

1876 STUMP-JUMP PLOUGH
Robert and Clarence Bowyer Smith developed a plough which could jump over stumps and stones, enabling newly-cleared land to be cultivated.

1882 STRIPPER HARVESTER
The first stripper harvester was conceived by Hugh Victor McKay of Drummartin, Victoria.

1885 TELEPHANE
Henry Sutton's telephane, which transferred signals along telegraph lines, was the forerunner of the television.

1889 ELECTRIC DRILL
Arthur James Arnot patented the world's first electric drill in Melbourne.

1897 DIFFERENTIAL GEARS
David Shearer of South Australia built a steam car with differential inside left rear wheel hub.

1898 TELEPRINTER
The teleprinter for recording messages onto a tape was invented by Donald Murray of Sydney.

1903 FROTH FLOTATION PROCESS
The process of separating minerals from rock by flotation was developed by Charles Potter and Guillaume Delprat of New South Wales.

1905 THRUST BEARING
Anthony Mitchell invented the tilt-pad thrust bearing which revolutionised thrust technology.

1906 FEATURE FILM
The world's first feature length film, The Story of the Kelly Gang, was a little over an hour long.

1907 XEROGRAPHY
The key technology for the invention of xerography was developed by Professor O U Vonwiller at The University of Sydney.

1913 AUTOMATIC TOTALISATOR
Invented by George Julius, the tote automised betting at horse races.

1915 ASPRO
Aspro was developed by Melbourne pharmacist, George Nicholas, and experimenter, Henry Woolf Shmith.

1924 CAR RADIO
The first car radio was fitted to an Australian car built by Kellys Motors in New South Wales.

1925 ELECTRIC RECORD CHANGING SALONOLA
The stepped centre spindle of the invention by Tasmanian Eric Waterworth was later used in record changers worldwide.

1927 PEDAL WIRELESS
The pedal-operated generator, connected to a wireless, was invented by Alfred Traeger.

1928 FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE
Dr Kenyon Welsh and pilot Arthur Affleck began operating the first flying doctor service out of Cloncurry, Queensland.

1934 UTILITY VEHICLE
The utility vehicle, with a front like a car and a rear like a truck was designed by Lewis Brandt at the Ford Motor Company in Geelong, Victoria.

1946 CASTORS
George Shepherd invented the dome shaped castors which replaced traditional pivoted wheel castors.

1952 ATOMIC ABSORPTION SPECTROPHOTOMETER
The complex analytical instrument used in chemical analysis was invented by Sir Alan Walsh of the CSIRO.

1957 TROUSERS WITH PERMANENT CREASES
The process for producing permanently creased fabric was invented by Dr Arthur Farnworth of the CSIRO.

1958 'BLACK BOX' FLIGHT RECORDER
The 'black box' voice and instrument data recorder was invented by Dr David Warren in Melbourne.

ROUND-THE-WORLD AIRLINE SERVICE
The first round-the-world airline service was inaugurated by Qantas.

1965 INFLATABLE AIRCRAFT ESCAPE SLIDE
The inflatable aircraft escape slide which doubles as a raft was invented by Jack Grant of Qantas.

1967 PUNCTURE-PROOF TYRES
Puncture-proof tyres made of hollow rubber segments bolted onto a steel rim, were invented by Alan Burns.

1970 VARIABLE RATIO RACK AND PINION STEERING
The variable ratio rack and pinion steering in motor vehicles was invented by Australian engineer, Arthur Bishop.

LASER BEAM LIGHT HOUSE
The world's first laser beam lighthouse was at Point Danger, New South Wales.

1972 ORBITAL INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE
The orbital combustion process engine was invented by engineer Ralph Sarich of Perth, Western Australia.

1978 SPIRALLY WOUND PLASTIC PIPES
The production of large diameter pipes from spirally wound interlocking plastic strips was invented by South Australian engineer Bill Menzel.

1979 BIONIC EAR
The cochlear implant was invented by Professor Graeme Clark of The University of Melbourne.

RACE CAM
The tiny camera used in sports broadcasts was developed by Australian engineer, Geoff Healey.

COOL LIGHTWEIGHT WOOL FABRICS
The technique for spinning lightweight wool was invented at the CSIRO.

1984 FROZEN EMBRYO BABY
The first frozen embryo baby was born at the Queen Victoria Medical Centre in Melbourne.

WORLD'S MOST EFFICIENT SOLAR CELLS
Dr Stuart Wenham and Professor Martin Green from The University of Sydney invented the world's most efficient solar cells.

CONTINUOUS SELF-CLEANING MICROFILTRATION
A group of engineers and scientists led by Dr Doug Ford invented the continuous self-cleaning microfiltration.

1985 SPINNING CONE FLAVOUR RECOVERY
The system of capturing flavours and aromas normally lost during food processing was invented by Dr Don Casimir at the CSIRO.

WORLD'S BEST LIGHTNING PROTECTION
The first real advancement in lightning protection technology since Franklin's sharp rods and the Faraday cage, was the Dynasphere invented by Rick Gumley of Tasmania.

ORAL VACCINE FOR BRONCHITIS
Oral vaccine to prevent bronchitis was developed by Professor Robert Clancy at the University of Newcastle.

1986 GENE SHEARS
The discovery of gene shears was made by CSIRO scientists, Wayne Gerlach and Jim Haseloff.

1987 TWO-MINUTE AIDS TEST
The world's fastest AIDS test was developed at The University of Melbourne.

COMPUTERISED CANCER DETECTION
Research by Dr Bevan Reid lead to the invention of a computerised device which reliably detects cancerous and pre-cancerous cells.

WAVE PIERCING CATAMARAN
Sydney naval architect Phillip Hercus designed the first wave piercing catamaran.

1988 SPLIT-CYCLE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE
The split-cycle internal combustion engine was invented by engineer, Rick Mayne in Queensland.

CONTROLLED RELEASE ORAL MORPHINE CAPSULES
The world's first controlled release oral morphine capsules were developed by a South Australian company.

BIOLOGICAL PESTICIDES
The first non-chemical biological control agent was invented at The University of Adelaide.

1989 HYDROMETALLURGICAL COPPER PROCESS
The first economic hydrometallurgical process to produce base metals without toxic fumes was invented by Peter Everett of Sydney.

1990 READING MACHINE FOR THE BLIND
The world's first reading machine for the blind was invented by Milan Hudecek of Melbourne, Victoria.

1991 BIO-DEGRADABLE MARINE DEGREASER
The world's first bio-degradable marine degreaser was developed by the CSIRO and the Australian Analytical Laboratories.

1992 MULTI-FOCAL CONTACT LENS
The world's first multi-focal contact lens was invented by optical research scientist, Stephen Newman in Queensland.

1993 UNDERWATER PC
The world's first underwater computer with a five-button hand-held keypad was developed by Bruce Macdonald at the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

1994 NON-INVASIVE TB TEST
The world's first reliable non-invasive TB test, that avoids possible adverse reactions, was developed by scientists in Victoria.

1995 EXELGRAM
The world's most sophisticated optical anti-counterfeiting technology was developed by the CSIRO.

 
Old Jul 1st 2005, 12:21 am
  #13  
BE Forum Addict
 
Shellfish's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Melbourne since 2003
Posts: 1,014
Shellfish is a glorious beacon of lightShellfish is a glorious beacon of lightShellfish is a glorious beacon of lightShellfish is a glorious beacon of lightShellfish is a glorious beacon of lightShellfish is a glorious beacon of lightShellfish is a glorious beacon of lightShellfish is a glorious beacon of lightShellfish is a glorious beacon of lightShellfish is a glorious beacon of lightShellfish is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: What Aussies dont understand

Originally Posted by Badge
women voting
wasn't that New Zealand? You're not one of those "Russell Crowe is Australian" people are you?

Last edited by Shellfish; Jul 1st 2005 at 12:25 am.
Shellfish is offline  
Old Jul 1st 2005, 12:25 am
  #14  
High in the Dandenongs
 
hevs's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2003
Location: Listening to Puffing Billy
Posts: 9,183
hevs has a reputation beyond reputehevs has a reputation beyond reputehevs has a reputation beyond reputehevs has a reputation beyond reputehevs has a reputation beyond reputehevs has a reputation beyond reputehevs has a reputation beyond reputehevs has a reputation beyond reputehevs has a reputation beyond reputehevs has a reputation beyond reputehevs has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What Aussies dont understand

Originally Posted by eatstatic
Living in a narrow minded, parochial country where sport is king and other achievemants such as science, art and culture are treated with indifference and suspicion suits you then?
yep, totally

What has Australia given the world other than sports stars on an international level??
I think ABC has done a cracking job at expaining this to you
hevs is offline  
Old Jul 1st 2005, 12:28 am
  #15  
ABCDiamond
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: What Aussies dont understand

Originally Posted by Shellfish
wasn't that New Zealand?
It was a close run thing

New Zealand gave women the vote in 1893
South Australia gave women the vote in 1894, although,
the vote for women in Australian Federal elections didn't come until 1902.

In the UK women over the age of 30 had the right to vote from 1918
But for the same voting rights as men, UK women had to wait until 1928.
 

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.