Brisbane Local Customs

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  • 1. General

    Brisbane has its own Coat of Arms which feature two gryphons supporting the city shield. Gryphons are mythological creatures, chosen to represent the city because of their spirited nature. The...

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  • 2. Slang

    Aussie slang is not what usually the word was oriiginally meant for example : someone tells you your gay it does not mean your sexual preference , it means your being stupid. Yes I know new one on me...

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  • 3. Dress Sense

    Casual wear such as a pair of jeans and a sports shirt are acceptable at casual restaurants and pubs at night. Just don’t wear thongs (flip flops) work boots or go shoeless. Of course upmarket...

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  • 4. Brisbane Exhibition

    This is one of the big events of the year - when for 10 days, the folks from the country meet up the those from the city. Starts on 16 August this year, starting with the cattle judging for the...

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  • 5. Vegemite

    Vegemite celebrated its 80th birthday in 2003 - and the jingle first used in 1954 "We're happy little vegemites...we're bright as bright can be.. " was contemporised for radio and television to...

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  • 7. Visit Jugglers Art Gallery

    Founded in 2002 Jugglers is an artist run initiative to help up and coming artists display their art in low cost studio space.On my recent visit for my grand...

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  • 8. Anzac Day

    Our second day in Brisbane was the 25th of April, Anzac Day when Australians and New Zealanders remember their citizens that sacrificed their lives in the war....

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  • 9. Brisbane City Hall Clock Tower Tour 2013

    Get the lift to level 3, and book the clock-tower tour [3403 8888} Only 7 people per tour via the ancient lift, which is as old as me, and still has the...

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  • 10. The Colour Yellow then Pink

    Beautiful trees in sub tropical Brisbane adding class to the suburban street scapes - Bangcock Rose (Mussaenda). Starts flowering late summer with brilliant...

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  • 11. The Colour "Yellow" - Check out the Trees

    Another patch of colour is provided every summer by a profusion of Golden Pendas (Xanthosteman Chrsanthus).Continuous rain early in the year 2013 has bought out...

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  • 12. OKTOBERFEST IN BRISBANE

    If you can't make it to Munich for the Oktoberfest, then why not come to the one in Brisbane, its very good, and you will feel that you are in Germany.German...

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  • 13. Brisbane Old and New

    You might find it quite enlightening to look for examples of Brisbane old and new as you wander around Brisbane.I often feel sad to see examples of beautiful...

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  • 14. MURALS

    Driving around Brisbane and the suburbs, take a look at the beautifully painted murals. These are often found on the side of the Highways, painted on the 'sound...

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  • 15. SUNCORP STADIUM - OLD LANG PARK

    The Home Of Rugby League!This World class stadium is the place to come and experience the game of Rugby.The Stadium can hold 52,500 people. Games to be seen are...

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  • 16. Australia Day

    Australia day (26th January every year) is a public holiday in AustraliaIt's a day when all Australians go wild, and get very patriotic.Many wear Australian...

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  • 17. EKKA (BRISBANE SHOW)

    For 10days on the second Thursday of August each year, Brisbane holds its Annual Show, called the 'EKKA'Its a festival of fun for people of all ages, with some...

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  • 18. AUSSIE RULES FOOTBALL

    Its Saturday night, Winter, and you have no where to go!What about going and seeing our local team, the BRISBANE LIONS play football (AFL) at the Gabba.You...

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  • 19. The Colour Purple - Take a look at the trees

    Well!?? maybe not purple?People from Brisbane and nearby regions associate the brilliant displays of mauve flowers put on by the Jacaranda trees each Spring...

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  • 20. Barbecue par excellence

    Take the City Cat or the little City Ferry to Southbank and walk in the direction of the Story Bridge and soon you will come upon the historical and stately...

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  • 21. BYO: Bring Your Own (Wine)

    Unheard of in lots of countries around the world, BYO is an Australian custom cherished by budget conscious diners unwilling to pay for heavily marked up wines...

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  • 22. Tipping for meals

    Tipping is not obligatory in Australia. A tip is generally given in response to good food/service and always at the diners's discrection. I.E. "tip for the good...

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  • 23. Darrell Lea Chocolates

    Aussies love chocolates almost as much as beer and vegemite! This chocolate is uniquely Australian, and has always been privately owned by the Lea...

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  • 24. Tipping in Restaurants

    This is a topic which has attracted a lot of discussion between myself and local friends over the years. Tipping is definitely not a cultural must here as it is...

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  • 25. Bundy R Bear - the big fella and his drink!

    One of Australia's unique drinks has now become associated with a fairly unique advertising campaign - pairing Bundaberg (fondly called Bundy) Rum and the...

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