Australian Slang

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  • Kanakas — were workers from various Pacific Islands employed under varying conditions in various British colonies, such as British Columbia (Canada), Fiji and Queensland (Australia) in the 19th and early 20th centuries. They also worked in California and… …   Wikipedia

  • Kanakas — testicles …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • Australia blanca — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Australia blanca (o política blanca australiana) fue el nombre dado a la política oficial de los gobiernos y los principales partidos políticos en Australia basada en la exclusión de la migración de personas «no… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Agriculture in Australia — is a major industry. 402,000 people are employed in agriculture and agriculture related services, and agriculture accounts for approximately 3% of Australia’s GDP. Until the late 1950s agriculture accounted for up to 80% of Australia s export… …   Wikipedia

  • Italian Australian — Infobox Ethnic group group = Italian Australian caption = Notable Italian Australians: John Aloisi , Ron Barassi , Pietro Porcelli , Natalie Imbruglia , Morris Iemma , Saverio Rocca poptime = Italian 199,124 (by birth, 2006) 852,417 (by ancestry …   Wikipedia

  • blackbirding — /blak berr ding/, n. (formerly) the act or practice of kidnapping persons, esp. Kanakas, and selling them abroad as slaves. [1870 75; BLACKBIRD + ING1] * * * ▪ slavery practice       the 19th and early 20th century practice of enslaving (often by …   Universalium

  • Queensland — /kweenz land , leuhnd/, n. a state in NE Australia. 2,295,123; 670,500 sq. mi. (1,736,595 sq. km). Cap.: Brisbane. * * * State (pop., 2001: 3,635,121), northeastern Australia. Bounded on the north by the Pacific Ocean and the Great Barrier Reef,… …   Universalium

  • John Sutter — Infobox Person name = Johann Augustus Sutter image size = 200px birth date = 28 February 1803 birth place = Kandern, Baden Württemberg, Germany death date = June 18 1880 death place = Washington D.C. education = occupation = Johann Augustus… …   Wikipedia

  • Blackbirding — refers to the recruitment of people through trickery and kidnappings to work on plantations, particularly the sugar cane plantations of Queensland (Australia) and Fiji.cite web |url=http://www.museum.vic.gov.au/federation/pdfs/multiw.pdf… …   Wikipedia

  • Owyhee River — Coordinates: 43°48′46″N 117°01′32″W / 43.81278°N 117.02556°W / 43.81278; 117.02556 …   Wikipedia

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