30 Days in Sydney

By Walker Cain

Norms

Every culture has different norms and ways of life, whether it's and indigenous tribe in South America and Europe or America and Australia. Although America and Australia are very similar countries, stage 6 MDCs, which are more developed countries.


"Of course they were not offended by this style of greeting" this shows that even in developed countries like the USA and Australia, there are still many differences in the norms and greetings that the two countries have (Carey 7).

Values

In Australian culture they have many different values than we do. One example is that they value their native history and what state the country was at before the settlers came from England much more than we do.


"700,000 aboriginals living off this country when white people first arrived. Today there are 400,000 (in a population of 18 million)" this statistic is sad because the people first came to colonize Australia, they did not care about the natives or their way of life at all. And now the amount of natives in the population is a small fraction (Carey 51).


Language

In Australia, although they speak english like we do, they have a different dialect then we do in America. It's just like our English and English from Britain, it derived from the same place over time has changed.


A small example is that in America we would say a horn honked, in Australia they would say "a horn hooted" which might sound weird to our ears (Carey 14).

Symbols

For the symbols in the Australian culture you might thing of a kangaroo or the great barrier reef, those are the natural ones. But there are many other ones like their accents, their looks, and their geography.


"I saw the opera house and the harbor bridge" thees two structures are probably the most recognized pieces of Sydney, but Australia.

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Citations

"Australia." CultureGrams Online Edition. ProQuest, 2016. Web. 1 Mar. 2016.

Carey, Peter. 30 Days in Sydney: A Wildly Distorted Account. New York: Bloomsbury, 2001. Print.