The Australian Dream or Great Australian Dream is a belief that in Australia, home ownership can lead to a better life and is an expression of success and security.  Opportunity abounds in Australia for those willing to “give it a go”.  Many migrants are very successful due to the ample opportunities to excel in a free market economy with an outstanding infrastructure including government services. 

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Historical Background
The origin of the Australian Dream, dates back to the post World War II 1950s, the baby boom and the removal of rent controls. There is some evidence, however, that the vast open spaces of early colonial Australia first instilled the notion in the early generations of Australian families. The dream was certainly aided by the widespread of the motor car.

Typically the dream consists of a Quarter Acre suburban block, Hills Hoist, barbeque and swimming pool in the back-yard, two children, and for the privileged few, a once-a-year overseas holiday. It may also include the Saturday morning mowing of the lawn and washing of the car. Almost 50% of Australian households owned their homes through the first half of the century but the proportion jumped to more than 70 per cent in the 20 years after World War II.


References In Popular Culture
The Australian Dream has been expressed in many mainstream movies, poems and books.

Television Shows that depict suburban life and the Australian Dream include “ Neighbours ” and “ Kath and Kim ”.


National Colours
Green and gold have been Australia's national colours since 19 April 1984.


National Day
Australia Day is celebrated every year on 26 January. This date commemorates the anniversary of the unfurling of the British flag at Sydney Cove in 1788.


National Anthem
‘Advance Australia Fair' has been Australia's official national anthem since 19 April 1984.

Australians all let us rejoice,

For we are young and free;

We've golden soil and wealth for toil;

Our home is girt by sea;

Our land abounds in nature's gifts

Of beauty rich and rare;

In history's page, let every stage

Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,

Advance Australia Fair.

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross

We'll toil with hearts and hands;

To make this Commonwealth of ours

Renowned of all the lands;

For those who've come across the seas

We've boundless plains to share;

With courage let us all combine

To Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,

Advance Australia Fair.

 


 
 

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