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Postby wax » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:38 am

We should have an Australia thread

to discuss many things but mostly how hot it is
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Postby sknss » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:58 am

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Postby blanket » Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:17 am

I'm going to Australia to study. Hopefully ANU if my art interview goes well.
is there anything to do in canberra?
canberra doesn't have a uniqlo, it shouldn't even be on a world map.
everyone forgets canberra. everyone thinks sydney is the capital of australia.


Any recs for australian labels, brands and stores? I might occasionally visit Sydney and Melbourne.

I would really like to visit Fashion Icons, which is currently showing in the Art Gallery of South Australia, but I hardly ever go to Adelaide :(
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Postby wax » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:15 am

natural.log wrote:I'm going to Australia to study. Hopefully ANU if my art interview goes well.
is there anything to do in canberra?
canberra doesn't have a uniqlo, it shouldn't even be on a world map.
everyone forgets canberra. everyone thinks sydney is the capital of australia.


Any recs for australian labels, brands and stores?


I think you would maybe like bassike?

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Though they have a, uh, very aggressive price point. other than that I don't really know much about Australian brands beyond the usual offenders: Vanishing elephant, zanerobe, song for the mute

everyone I know who lives in Canberra gets by on alcoholism. but I guess it does have a few art galleries, museums, war memorials, and roundabouts. especially roundabouts. If they are your thing, Canberra totally is you place. To be fair on Canberra it only has a population of like 300,000 people or something, it's tiny. So it's not going to have a lot of things to do based purely on size.

It's still quite nice in its own way.
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Postby fun_yunchables » Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:23 pm

aesop is from australia
i like aesop
melbun has some of the best coffee in the world
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Postby Ques » Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:13 pm

i watched a documentary about the hostile takeover of australia by an invasive species of frogs in high school a long time ago

is that still a thing?
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Postby ramseames » Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:07 pm

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Postby Iliam » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:39 am

ANU is a good place to study art history (is that what you're doing?). The department there is generally great and the university itself is in a beautiful setting. You should find out what course Robert Wellington is teaching and take that!

As wax said, the best thing about Canberra is the galleries and museums. The National Gallery, The War Memorial, Government House and The High Court are all really worth visiting. After you've done that, you've done everything there is to do in Canberra. :wink:

.. I'm sure there are plenty of things to do in Canberra. I'll ask my friends who live there and get back to you. Even if there was nothing to do in Canberra itself, the social life at the university is very active (apparently) so try and get live in one of the colleges if possible. The 'best' colleges to be in are probably Burgmann, Ursala Hall or the Canberra Student Housing Co-op (have no real basis for this; it's only what i've heard). Burgmann is more academic, somewhat-law oriented, friendly and 'good' 'normal'. Most of the people I know like it there. Ursala has the 'weird people' (relative to John's/ Burgmann) who don't really 'fit' anywhere else. It seems much less aggressive in terms of 'college culture' but not necessarily as cohesive a social identity as a result. The Canberra housing co-op seems like the best option imo but it really depends on what you what from your university life, and co-operative living might not be what you're after. John's is to be avoided at all costs.

And hurl yourself into the any societies that interest you! Keep going regularly (for at least a year imo) even if you feel somewhat ambivalent about them. They're the best way to meet people with the same interests as you (obviously). And try and buy a cheap bike off someone/ eBay!

If everything fails, Sydney is a three and a half hour bus ride away so you can always travel (some might say escape) down. Unfortunately I'm leaving the country very soon but I'd be happy to give you some recs for things to do in Sydney. Otherwise you can take the day bus to Melbourne and visit raags. Also the Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion is on at the Queensland Art Gallery until February 15th!

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and you can probably get your uniqlo shipped from the sydney store ;)
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Postby mc-lunar » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:51 am

my parents had some friends who were making a shitton of money and they invited us to australia for thanksgiving one year and we were like "you dont live in australia but ok?" and it turned out they had rented an estate and like private chefs and the whole deal.

The reason im telling this story is because they ordered too many prawns by a factor of 10 and so my only memory of australia is like 6-year old mc-lunar getting invited to the Grown Up Table to help eat this enormous amount of seafood

10/10 would recommend having crazy rich friends in australia
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Postby blanket » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:33 am

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Postby ynnrz » Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:14 pm

Ey I have a mate who may be going to ANU nek year too.

Melb is the best place to shop, and I say that only partially because thats where I'm at. Archives in melb has the cdg, junya, miyaki first wave jp designer stuff, also a cdg play/wallet/perfume popup in the city.

U have the usual euro scandi brands like apc, acne, ol, norse at their respective stores as well as Incu

Got artisanal stuff over at Eastern Market, as well as more rick ann d and such over at Assin nearby.

Couple of decent Aus labels too, biggest one is Perks And Mini based at Somedaystore over in the city, which also sells some new wave jp stuff like vis taps uc wm as well as palace
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Postby australia » Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:48 pm

oh hi, am i welcome here?
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Postby australia » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:28 am

Happy AusDay.
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Postby ramseames » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:27 am

is VB good?
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Postby australia » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:42 am

ramseames wrote:is VB good?


Nope. Beer tasting beer.
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Postby aliencomingin » Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:49 am

we won the asian cup!!!

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Postby wax » Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:51 am

What a cracker of a match. I was gibbering like Antony Green with a 22% swing for a hung parliament on preferences.

Luongo's beauty

Son's 91st minute equaliser

Trois's ET goal

Much respect to South Korea, they made it a damn entertaining game.
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Postby Naka_ » Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:04 pm

Shout outs to my former home state for demolishing the worm known as Campbell Newman. I'm so proud of you guys :')
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Postby WussWayne » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:03 am

OMG nutflex on the 24th!
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Postby wax » Tue May 26, 2015 8:51 am

Did anyone else get up at 5am to watch Eurovision? Australia officially 5th best country in Europe

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I don't usually go into that sorta thing but it was pretty fun.

Also sydneyfriends, i'm moving to sydney! (I got a job, yay), provide suburb recs pls. I'm thinking either Glebe or Potts Point areas cause I like walking to work but idk
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Postby bird.in.flight » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:25 am

It's cold as hell at the moment, walking to uni in 8 degree weather in the morning sux

Sydney film festival atm though, heaps of great stuff being shown - anyone catching anything?
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Postby WussWayne » Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:24 am

Goddamn the Eagles didn't stand a chance against Hawthorn. All those early chances just fuckin wasted. All these idiots around me kept going on and on about the prelim scores even though Hawthorn are probably the only team with a consistently good performance plus two consecutive grand final wins under their belt. Today was a good day to be a Docker's fan :heck:
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Postby aliencomingin » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:59 am

yeah stopped watching after the 100m sprint event at half time, was really hoping it would be a closer contest, damn west coast
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Postby australia » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:43 pm

Terrible grand final for the neutral fan.
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Postby Naka_ » Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:15 am

What a bloody drubbing, I don't even watch footy and I was disappointed. At least we thrashed the poms this morning and the Bronco's might take the premiership this year. Just cracked out the inflatable pool as we've hit 30 degrees this weekend, sampled the new XXXX Gold Pale Ale (hilarious) which actually doesn't taste that bad. Anyone got any tips for keeping bees away from the pool? Attracts the bastards like flies and shit and I've already been stung once.
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Postby australia » Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:02 pm

Naka_ wrote:sampled the new XXXX Gold Pale Ale

Why do you do these things to yourself?
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Postby Naka_ » Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:31 am

australia wrote:
Naka_ wrote:sampled the new XXXX Gold Pale Ale

Why do you do these things to yourself?


It's pretty drinkable, especially if you start during the day and you're in the sun. I was on the Cooper's Reds yesterday for a afternoon party, shoulda gone for something lighter.
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Postby ramseames » Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:41 am

how much would it cost to ship a six pack of VB to canada

"asking for a friend"
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Postby bird.in.flight » Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:40 am

for fuck's sake
awesome tapes from africa is playing two dates in syd and they're both support slots for sold-out chet faker shows
anyone have any experience booking gigs?

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Postby Suquida » Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:55 am

sknss wrote:Post pics of your pet opossum


HOLD ON A MINUTE

Opossums don't even live in Australia, those are regular possums
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