Quizz: How Australian Are You?

December 26, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Posted in Australia, Experiences, Tourism | 6 Comments
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I saw this on a thread at Goodreads, and thought I would use it as my blog entry, seeing I have been so busy lately. Here are my answers to the questions posed:


Have you:

Heard a kookaburra laughing.       YES; usually every day119 Linda&King brown.Nov.91
Slept under the stars in a swag.     YES; many times
Seen a koala in the wild.                    YES
Had a barby in the backyard.         YES
Watched a summer thunderstorm.  YES; many times
Worn a pair of thongs (flip-flops for non-Aussies).   YES
Visited Cape York.         NO
Held a snake.                    YES
Sang along with Khe San.    NO (who are they?)
Drank VB.                     YES, but don’t like it much
Have seen a shark (not in captivity).      YES
Have used Aussie slang naturally in a conversation.  YES
Eaten hot chips from a paper bag at the beach.     YES
Walked/climbed over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.     NO, only under it
Used an outside dunny, and checked under the seat before sitting down.   YES
Ridden camels on the beach at Broome.      NO – but I have in Alice Springs
Slept on an overnight train or bus.     YES, between Alice Springs & Adelaide
Been to Sydney’s Mardi Gras.      NO
Have gone bush-bashing.          YES
Taken a sickie.        YES
Been to see a game of Aussie Rules football.   NO
Ridden in a tram in Melbourne.      NO, only in Adelaide
Been at an ANZAC day Dawn Service.   YES196 Ampilatwatja sunset 12.12.1990
Watched a sunrise or sunset.          YES
Held a wombat.        NO
Been on a roadtrip of 800km or more.   YES
Seen the Great Australian Bight in person. NO
Had a really bad sunburn.    YES
Visited an Aboriginal community.    YES – I worked in them for 9 years
Seen a redback spider.      YES, lots!
Had your photo taken on the steps of the Opera House.   YES
Eaten Vegemite.       YES
Thrown a boomerang.    YES
Seen the Kimberleys.      YES
Given a hitch-hiker a lift.   YES, but not in later years
Have seen wild camels.    YES; wild donkeys too
Been to Perth.         YES90 Sephie&Joey.June.91
Tried a Lemon, Lime and Bitters.   YES
Tried playing a didgeridoo.     YES
Seen dinosaur footprints.      NO
Eaten Tim Tams.      YES
Been to Darwin.       YES
Touched a kangaroo.    YES; raised a joey for some weeks
Visted the Great Barrier Reef.    NO
Sung the Australian national anthem.   YES
Killed a Cane Toad.       NO
Gone to a drive-in theatre.   YES
Have read and own books by Australian authors.  YES, lots
Visited Adelaide.     YES
Know the story behind “Eternity”. YES
Been camping.     YES77 Road to TiTree Nov.93
Visited Brisbane.     YES
Been in an outback pub.    YES
Know what the term “Waltzing Matilda” actually means. YES
Gone whale watching.     YES
Listened to Slim Dusty.    YES
Own five or more Australian movies or TV series.   YES
Sang along to Down Under by Men at Work.    YES
Have stopped specifically to look at an historic marker by the side of the road.   YES
Eaten a 4′n’20 pie.      YES
Surfed at Bondi.       NO
Watched the cricket on Boxing Day.      YES
Watched the start of the Sydney to Hobart on Boxing Day.   YES
Watched the Bathurst 1000.   NO
Visited Hobart.     NO
Eaten kangaroo.    YES; and goanna, and honey ant, and many bush foods
Seen a quokka.    YES
Visited Canberra.  YESQuokka Rottnest Island 02
Visited the rainforests.  YES
Used a Victa lawnmower.  YES; too many times to count!
Travelled on a tram in Adelaide.   YES
Used a Hills hoist.     YES
Visited Uluru.    YES
Used native Australian plants in cooking.   YES
Visited the snow.    YES
Been to a ‘Big Day Out’ concert in summer.  NO
Chosen a side in Holden VS Ford. NO
Visited the desert.   YES
Been water skiing.      NO
Read ‘The Phantom’.      YES
Visited Parliament House.      YES, both Old or New
Gone spotlighting or pig-shooting.    YES; for rabbits
Crossed the Nullarbor. (Flying over it in a plane doesn’t count) NO
Avoided swimming in areas because of crocodiles. NO
Listened to AC/DC.     YES
Called someone a dag.   YES
Voted in a Federal Election.   YES, many65 Linda&gun Rabbit Flat 5 Sep 92
Have been swimming and stayed between the flags. YES
Recited the first verse of ‘The Man From Snowy River’ in public. YES
Had a possum in your roof.      YES
Visited the outback.      YES
Travelled over corrugated roads. YES
Hit a kangaroo while driving.    YES
Been well outside any mobile phone coverage. YES
Seen an emu.     YES
Have woken to the smell of bushfires. YES
Patted a pure-bred dingo.   NO
Seen the Oils live.      NO
Talked about the weather for more than 15 minutes straight and been really interested in the conversation.   YES


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  1. Lots of YESs here, too 🙂 Great list!

  2. Can’t believe you’ve never heard “Khe San”! We’ll have to rectify that very soon, Linda.

    • Tina, a friend told me about the song “the last train out of Sydney”, and I do know that after all; I just didn’t know they sang it!

  3. Khe sahn is actually the name of that song (last train) by cold chisel. I’m surprised that I’ve actually done some you’ve not mum! I even saw midnight oil a few months before garret anounced he’d run for parliament. Of course there are many more you’ve done that I’ve not.

  4. I answered ‘yes’ to quite a few, but not as many as you, Linda. 🙂

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