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Toast The Toast Maker

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So I guess we have all heard of the expression, “riding on the sheep’s back”, when it comes to describing Australia’s economy and prosperity. Wool and gold have always been seen as the two main income earners for our nation but there is another and its significance cannot be understated. It is of course wheat. Maybe we should have been singing, “Bringing In The Sheaves”! More foods are made with wheat the world over than with any other cereal grain. A family of four could live ten years off the bread produced by one acre of wheat. Australia’s first wheat was…

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Ever Colourful Australian Currency Slang Nicknames.

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There is nothing Australians seem to like more than to shorten words or phrases to something more instantly recognisable within the local dialect. Colloquialisms abound in the land down under and some of them are very humorous indeed. This abbreviation of terms applies to most things which understandably includes the currency of the land. A great deal of the currency nicknames have come across from the United Kingdom when Australians used the coin of the realm. True to Aussie form however we have come up with our own fair share of colloquial tags. Australia has always benefited from the rich diversity of…

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Money Origami Using Australian Bank Notes.

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So here is something a little unusual as it involves folding Australia polymer decimal bank notes into various shapes which allows people to create novel gifts for other people. There are a host of origami web sites which will give you directions on how to fold these.   These here are but a few that I have discovered on the internet. The polymer bank notes used in Australia are quite difficult to fold due to their “spring factor” but with a little perseverance some great results are possible.  This first one is an Australia Twenty Dollar note folded as a shirt.  These are great when…

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Race Your Roo!

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Racing Roos was a past time that used to take place in Australia whilst the one dollar banknote was still in circulation. The game of “Racing Roos”, generally occurred at pubs and parties.  All the original one dollar decimal banknotes featured a metal thread running through the note from top to bottom as a security feature. Placement of the thread varied on different print runs hence some would be in the middle, some a bit to the left of centre and some a bit to the right. Some notes even had what was refered to as a side thread which…

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