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Cultural Symbols of Australia

Try to guess these Australian cultural symbols, official and otherwise.
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National animal
Emu
Kangaroo
Object that returns to the
person who threw it
Boomerang
The remote regions of Australia
Outback
Like the above but not as remote
The Bush
Constellation on the flag
Southern Cross
Brand of yeast extract spread
Vegemite
National gemstone
Opal
Famous rock in the middle
of the country
Uluru
Another name for the above
Ayer's Rock
Hint
Answer
Nickname of Australia
The Land Down Under
Two-letter nickname of Australia
Oz
Sydney's most famous landmarks
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge
National anthem
Advance Australia Fair
National floral emblem
Golden Wattle
Famous spot for coral
Great Barrier Reef
Tube-shaped musical instrument of
Indigenous Australians
Didgeridoo
Australian way of saying hi
G'Day
Sheepskin boots worn by surfers
Ugg Boots
107 Recent Comments
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Level 59
May 2, 2013
I tried Vegemite once. Bad decision.
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Level 37
May 3, 2013
I am an Aussie and I agree - disgusting stuff
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Level 38
May 6, 2015
go vegemite hating aussies!!! i'm one too!!!! Just saying, it is a stereotype that we all say "g'day" STOP WITH THE STEREOTYPING, PEOPLES!!!!
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Level 27
Nov 12, 2018
WHY???????

It’s actually good tho

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Level 41
Jul 1, 2019
Are you really an Aussie then?

*dramatic music intensifies*

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Level 30
May 7, 2024
I LOVE VEGEMITE
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Level 43
Jul 10, 2013
I'm aussie and my sister eats it on tofu.
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Level 53
May 11, 2015
Ewww! Tofu!
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Level 84
Jul 28, 2017
Ewww! Mushrooms! :-) (and tofu....and vegemite....and poi....and anything my mother-in-law cooks...)
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Level 79
Nov 15, 2022
What have you against your mother-in-law?
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Level 79
Nov 15, 2022
What have you against your mother-in-law?
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Level 79
Nov 15, 2022
What have you against your mother-in-law?
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Level 81
Mar 29, 2023
Is this what they mean by giving someone the third degree?
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Level 85
Jan 26, 2016
I'm American and I thought vegemite was awesome!
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Level 63
Jan 26, 2016
Marmite vs vegemite... Marmite wins hands down!
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Level 38
Apr 24, 2016
Both are horrible.
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Level 47
Jan 26, 2017
Vegemite is amazing and marmite is nothing like it! england sells more marmite but idont like it as much
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Level 90
Nov 15, 2022
I'm American and I have no desire to try either.
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Level 54
Oct 4, 2016
I love it. Vegemite Sandwiches everyday.
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Level 68
Nov 15, 2022
We have marmite nearly every day. On thinly sliced toasted Vogel, one of the most delicious things in this world.
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Level 19
Sep 15, 2020
Vegemite is good in really really small amounts lol
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Level 49
Aug 13, 2013
I tried gidday, and it didn't work, bummer.
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Level ∞
May 27, 2015
Gidday will work now.
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Level 22
Jan 16, 2019
it shouldn't
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Level 68
Nov 15, 2022
Try saying Gidday Mate.
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Level 15
Oct 30, 2013
wow, i spent the last two minutes trying every possible spelling of Ayres rock except that one. feel so stupid. :/
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Level 49
Feb 1, 2020
*Ayers
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Level 25
Apr 9, 2014
I just keep thinking 'whoop whoop' and completely missed outback. *facepalm* Didn't even need to be Australian to know that one.
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Level 67
Apr 22, 2014
Uh. I never knew the full name was Sydney Harbour Bridge. Tome it was always, well, the bridge in Sydney. Tried Bridge, Sydney Bridge and as a last resort, Opera Bridge. I'll remember for the next time! I'm still trying to wrap my mind aroudn the idea of surfers wearing Ugg boots and it just makes no sense to me. Who in their right mind would wear thick sheepskin boots on the beach, nevermind on the water?????
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Level 58
Jan 28, 2016
Not iN the water, to warm up yer tootsies after a surf. It gets cold of a night in some places you know!
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Level 48
Oct 13, 2018
also called The Coathanger
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Level 34
May 9, 2014
How did more people get the national gemstone than the national anthem? I'm Australian and I had to guess the gemstone
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Level ∞
May 9, 2014
When you come to Australia as a tourist, they try to sell you opals at every opportunity.
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Level 38
Dec 17, 2015
No we don't!
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Level 60
Jul 13, 2014
Because it's a lot easier to guess the gemstone, than to guess the missing word in the national anthem.
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Level 83
Oct 13, 2015
I only knew the national anthem because we had to play it once at school, as part of an Olympics Celebration or something.
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Level 55
Oct 7, 2017
I want to type "opal" in answer to every national gemstone question, but it's never right. Who knew?? (Well, people who knew, knew, I guess)
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Level 62
Sep 8, 2014
Hug, I would have bet money that it was Koala Bear, not Emu. :/
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Level 70
Nov 4, 2014
to be fair i also guessed dingo along with it
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Level 53
May 11, 2015
I was confident when typing emu. Have you ever looked at the Coat of Arms?
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Level 53
May 11, 2015
Wait ... You're not Australian, are you?
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Level 58
Jan 28, 2016
Obviously not, since they said Koala BEAR.

KOALA IS NOT A BEAR FOLKS!

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Level 69
Dec 16, 2018
@Trackles13 and guinea pig is not a pig, a seahorse not a horse, a sea lion not a lion... the list goes on. It is just the name for it.
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Level 33
Nov 10, 2021
except its not the name for it, they're just called koalas
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Level 75
Feb 24, 2017
I tried echidna, platypus, duck-billed platypus, wallaby, and cassowary. I even tried rabbit out of desperation. Never even thought about the emu.
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Level 68
Nov 15, 2022
It's on the coat of arms.
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Level 14
Oct 11, 2014
Too easy
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Level 64
Feb 5, 2015
I agree with Willsmithswhitebrother
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Level 58
Mar 3, 2015
Accept good day
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Level 21
Jun 19, 2015
no not really
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Level 53
May 11, 2015
Good day is not Aussie. Gidday is not Aussie. G'day is Aussie.
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Level 38
Jul 20, 2015
http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/144160/advance-australia-fair-australias-national-anthem

My wonderful Advance Australia Fair quiz, please try it if you are reading my comment!

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Level 53
Aug 30, 2015
Just want to put it out there that most Australians actually say 'hi'. Only bogans say 'G'day'.
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Level 56
Apr 24, 2018
Rubbish, you obviously never pay attention when you hear people speaking around Australia.
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Level 62
Sep 6, 2015
God damn it, I wrote Wattyl, like the paint company my dad used to work for.
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Level 38
Dec 17, 2015
WE DO NOT WEAR UGGS TO GO SURFING!!!
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Level 54
Jan 26, 2016
SURFERS DO NOT WEAR UGG BOOTS!!!
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Level 54
Feb 8, 2017
... Ugg boots are like slippers
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Level 67
Oct 7, 2017
Ugg boots now seem to be mainly worn by female Asian students. I don't see how surfers could ever have worn Ugg boots because they'd have been too bloody hot obviously. When I was a kid Ugg boot were worn by bogans who drove Sandmans or Toranas. The kind of people who would have "No knockin' if she's rockin'" stickers on the bumper bar of their panel van. I still to this day, associate Ugg boots with blue jeans, flannelette shirts and mullets.
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Level 82
Aug 9, 2018
not if they have any self respect, anyway
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Level 65
Jan 26, 2016
Maybe some Americans would pronounce g'day similarly to good day. In Australia, the two things sound completely different. An Australian is capable of saying either g'day or good day, and it will be obvious which one of the two they're saying every time. 'Good day' is a common (slightly formal) greeting anywhere in the world, not just in Australia.

'Good day' should not be accepted. It's completely flat-out wrong.

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Level 58
Oct 10, 2016
Yes. The whole point of including this as a question is because g'day is a thing in Oz. "Good day" has nothing to do with Oz.
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Level 13
Aug 10, 2018
We're off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
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Level 76
Jan 26, 2016
Thanks for being lenient with the spelling of didgeridoo
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Level 48
Jan 26, 2016
Apologies for nitpicking, but the correct way of spelling is 'Ayers rock'. It was named in honour of Sir Henry Ayers.
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Level 40
Jan 26, 2016
Yep, that's what I came here to comment on. Please delete the apostrophe.
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Level 71
Jul 10, 2018
Two and a half years later, the apostrophe's still there...
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Level 75
Nov 30, 2020
Greetings from 2020!
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Level 70
Jul 8, 2021
It's still wrong, five years later!
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Level 75
Nov 15, 2022
Front page featured today, still uncorrected!
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Level 59
Nov 18, 2022
bruh moment
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Level 85
Jan 26, 2016
i got emu, but surprised koala didn't make the list at all. Or eucalyptus tree.
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Level 58
Jan 28, 2016
Our two national animals are the Emu and Kangaroo, as shown on our Coat of Arms.
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Level 49
Jan 26, 2016
Totally guessed with opal. I have no idea how I got it. I nearly fell out of my chair when it was accepted.
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Level 69
Jan 30, 2016
Just weighing in with everyone else to say that the ugg boot-surfer connection is one that does not and has not ever existed in my mind, as an Australian. Also, the "Like ^"... wording a bit fuzzy there.
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Level 68
Jul 20, 2016
I put ug boot and couldn't understand why it wasn't accepted. As an aside, I am a total MARMITE fan, I grew up on it, every day at school I had 3 marmite sandwiches for lunch throughout my entire childhood.
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Level 61
Mar 15, 2018
Marmite isn't the same thing as Vegemite.
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Level 68
Jul 20, 2016
After reading discussions above, I'd have to say that "G'day" is very different to "Good day". Here in New Zealand we say "G'day" or "Hi" or "Kia ora" or now it's more likely to be "Hey" or "Sup bro".
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Level 41
Aug 7, 2016
I'm so annoyed I couldn't spell Vegemite... tried so many different spellings then gave up because I assumed I was thinking of the wrong thing.
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Level 74
Aug 14, 2016
I knew Sydney's second most famous landmark was a bridge but I couldn't remember the name. And then seeing it was a head slap moment. I've also had the Constellation on the flag questions multiple times but Southern Cross just won't stay in my memory.
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Level 50
Aug 25, 2016
Ayers Rock doesn't have an apostrophe.

It was named after Henry Ayers - there is no possessive. It is 'the Ayers Rock.'

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Level 47
Jan 26, 2017
I love vegemite and Happy Australia Day for everyone in australia. Sorry for invading you!
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Level 54
Feb 8, 2017
We forgive all the raiding, raping and killing you did to the rightful and native owners of our land.
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Level 35
Feb 4, 2017
I believe it's Ayers Rock without the apostrophe
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Level 75
Feb 24, 2017
I thought Waltzing Matilda would be on here.
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Level 82
Oct 7, 2017
Got opal on a wild random guess. Do most countries have national gemstones? Don't recall hearing of such a thing.
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Level 86
May 30, 2018
Same. I guess the U.S. doesn't have one because the individual states generally have their own? Don't know about other countries.
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Level 54
Oct 19, 2017
Ugg Boots are like our slippers
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Level 70
Feb 4, 2018
My Ugg Boots come halfway up my calf, great for knocking about at home in the winter but too warm for summertime.
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Level 86
May 30, 2018
Guessed "Onward" for the anthem. So close . . .
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Level 13
Aug 10, 2018
I got one wrong. I was confused but when the answer "the bush" was shown, I feel like I had done my Aussies a bad deed...
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Level 47
Aug 10, 2018
just so yall are aware, the great barrier reef will become a sight of regret, disappointment, mines and no coral within the next few years. From this point on all we can do is visit it before it dies and NOT GIVE MONEY TO FOUNDATIONS THAT ARE TINY AND DON'T EVEN BELIEVE IN CLIMATE CHANGE!! (ok sorry for rant)
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Level 72
Jun 9, 2022
I wouldn't have thought everyone climbing on a plane and flying to Australia would do a lot for climate change either
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Level 69
Dec 16, 2018
Can't ugh be accepted as a type in? That is what it sounds like (and I think what most people think about it. Atleast here it has a very bad rep. ) And is marmite something else than vegemite?

And i was very surprised at how low bush was. (ok, I will try to avoid the political comments that can be made now)

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Level 85
May 21, 2019
Marmite is British, Vegemite is Australian. Similar things with different recipes.
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Level 70
May 21, 2019
What about chazwazzers and the national pastime knifey-spoony?
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Level 82
May 21, 2019
I thought a wattle was the flap of skin hanging off a turkey's neck. Do they stick flowers in that in Australia?
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Level 93
Jun 13, 2019
i really need to read clues better. tried to think of a two word nickname for australia
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Level 59
Sep 11, 2019
What about the waratah?
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Level 70
Jul 8, 2021
The Waratah is the state flower of New South Wales. Queenslanders and Victorians would have a fit if it were used as a national emblem!

(And people from the other states would, too, as well as being annoyed at being left out of my original comment.)

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Level 79
Jul 11, 2020
Aaaarrrgghhh... I misread the two-letter nickname question as the two-letter internet code for Australia, so I didn't get it...
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Level 49
May 21, 2021
Yidaki is also a term used for didgeridoo, i think yidaki should be accepted
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Level 70
Jul 8, 2021
There are dozens of words for didgeridoo from different indigenous languages.

It's also more common to shorten it to "didge" or "didj" than use the full "didgeridoo".

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Level 82
Oct 6, 2021
As a few others have said, I really don't see the ugg boot-surfer connection. Both are things associated with Australia, but neither specifically with the other. It just seems very random. Indeed surfers seem like a group who might specifically NOT wear ugg boots because of their impracticality and excessive warmth around the beach.
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Level 82
May 14, 2022
Also, last gripe, I swear, but 'spot' for coral? What sort of spot is over 2000 km long?
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Level 33
Nov 10, 2021
Anyone who's been to a beach along the south coast of aus in winter and seen the mad keen surfers out in the freezing surf wouldn't be surprised that uggs are a classic post-surf footwear choice
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Level 72
Nov 16, 2022
"Like the above but not as remote": The Inback? Never heard of that, but I only know like two things about Australia anyway.