Australian Culture – From Ancient to Modern

There are many jokes about the Australian Tourist Board receiving enquiries about how to get tickets for the Spanish Riding School and other Austrian attractions. It’s hard to know how many of these jokes are grounded in truth; however, it is fair to say that Australia does have more cultural attractions than many people may […]

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Travelling With Pets

  A Germany dog owner recently had something of a shock when his pet discovered a giant (20 cm long) scorpion while strolling around Munich. He alerted the authorities, who quickly captured it and since nobody has come forward to claim it as their pet, the creature will be rehomed in a reptile shelter. Relocating […]

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The Red Bull Charges on

Image “Red Bull” by Jon Whiles courtesy of http://www.freedigitalphotos.net With Sebastian Vettel now the youngest ever triple world champion in Formula 1 and looks set to follow in the footsteps of Michael Schumacher, motorsports fans might be wondering what Australia has to offer.  It’s worth noting that Vettel’s teammate Mark Webber is an Australian and […]

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A Noteworthy Son of German Soil

Australia is grateful for the contributions its German settlers made (and indeed continue to). Our official translation service is currently exceptionally busy preparing migration and business documentation for the current wave. We decided to take time out to discuss a noteworthy migrant who arrived in 1852 on the brig Reiherstieg, and left great memorials behind. […]

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German Backpackers in Australia

Australia’s a vast country, with a world of climates in it too. In fact, at 7,692,024 m2 it is 21.5 times larger than Germany and three-quarters of the size of the United States of America. It’s a popular destination for migrants who appreciate our unique style of life. This includes thousands of youngsters backpacking all […]

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Demand for German Migrants Remains Strong

Australia’s original migration plan involved attracting settlers from Europe on account of a good culture match. Other targets included Germany, Italy, France, and Greece. The first German immigrants arrived in the 19th Century. By the time the 20th Century arrived, their numbers amounted to 38,352. The first German translation services were established, with offices in […]

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Dingo Wild

German nationals settling in Australia sometimes make the mistake of thinking that our country’s a tame place outside the cities, just because we have some of the best German NAATI Translators anywhere. While that latter may be true the former certainly isn’t, as a German tourist recently discovered on Fraser Island off the Queensland Sunshine […]

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From Wurttemberg to Queensland Sheep Pens

German migrants to Australia have always been welcomed because of their love of enterprise and adventure, even though in early days they sometimes needed assistance from a German translator to make themselves understood. As far back as 1879 Queensland Premier Thomas Mcllwraith remarked that “one hears or sees nothing of them for eighteen months or […]

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