Australian PrehistoryHistory - AustralianAustralian CultureAustralian IdentityCultural Comparisons Between Australia and other Countries

Searching for the Australian Identity

Australian Identity
Does Australia Need a National Identity?

Australian Identity Across Time

There are many Australians who say that Australia has no national identity and would be racist if it got one. Ironically, it is a very Australian thing to say and can be attributed to the indvidual's history.

Although history is fixed, the telling of history is dynamic and changes according to the identity of the story teller. In Australia, such story telling has in turn influenced language, notions of Indigenous rights, stereotypes, expectations on gender roles and myths of a national character. The problematic nation of Australia’s Convict history has ensured that history telling in Australia is arguably the most dynamic in the world and produces the most nuanced outcomes as a consequence.

 

Aboriginal Rights
Aboriginal Rights

Australian Stereotypes

Australian language and identity

Language and Identity in Australia

Iconic Australians

Australian Symbols


The Racism of Egalitarianism

Australian myths
Australian Myths