Course Details

971: Australia Today--Still the Lucky Country

July 12, 13, 14, 15
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

For those that have been or never been to Oz. The course will be and eclectic survey of this nation: its climate, animals, people, history, language, sport and politics. We will touch on the wildfires and floods; survival of the Tasmanian devils, the reef, the snakes, spiders and drop bears; the Aboriginals, the Diggers, White Australia, the Italians, Greeks, Chinese and others; Footy, Cricket, Netball, the Rabbitohs and the pokies; the response to COVID, dealing with China, ScoMo and the pollies; the Opera House. Where to travel; what they think of America; and, if the land down under is still “The Lucky Country”. Open a box of Tim Tams, with a long black or even an arvo VB and join in.

Class Type: Lecture and Discussion

Class Format: Online

Hours of Reading: Less than 1 hour/session

Study Group Leader(s):

Fred Biery

Fred Biery is a semi-retired oil & gas and minerals consultant who has visited Australia many times, been to all of its states (but not the top end) and has lived their twice: in Melbourne during the year of the last Grand Final Replay and has just returned from living in Brisbane (2019-2020).