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Australia and Australian Guiding


I get the occasional email request for information on Australia and Australian Guiding from Units in other countries who want to learn about us for Thinking Day, so I've compiled a (short) list of sites that can help you.

May I suggest you browse the Australian Girl Guide website for program and uniform information. http://www.girlguides.org.au/ 

You might like to learn more about Australia from a tourism site: http://www.australia.com

You may have seen in the news that the entire nation is in mourning for the victims of one of the worst natural disasters our country has faced: the Victorian bush fires. Maybe you could plan a program some time about fire safety for your girls.
http://news.google.com/news?q=victorian+bushfires&rls=com.microsoft:en-au:IE-SearchBox&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7SUNA_en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&ei=yxWaSZrADsPVkAWYsqXECw&sa=X&oi=news_group&resnum=1&ct=title

Here's a web page that gives recipes for some "traditional" Australian food: http://www.aussie-info.com/identity/food/

There's another one here http://www.inmamaskitchen.com/FOOD_IS_ART/places/Ausfoodarticle.html and another one here http://www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/articles/foodanddrink/

Australia's official language is English, but you might like to have some fun with Strine:
http://www.abc.net.au/civics/globalcitizens/ozstrine.htm
http://users.tpg.com.au/users/bev2000/strine.htm
http://www.convictcreations.com/culture/strine.htm


For games, you might like to visit the following sites:

http://www.gameskidsplay.net/games/foreign_indexes/australia.htm

http://www.kulturekids.org/fun/games/index.html

Maybe this site would give you some ideas: http://www.extonaustralia.com/category265_1.htm

Some information from an Australian Guiding sister (hi, Di!) is at this site:
http://trefoilnet.info/australia1.htm This page seems to have disappeared. I am trying to contact Di to see what happened.

Finally, all sorts of Australiana is on this site:http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/australia_links.htm