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The formal definition of Australiana is Australian books,furniture and paintings of historical interest.  lt also includes Biily Tea, vegemite, Aeroplane jelly, damper etc.  In other words things that are of interest and importance to Australians.
Koala with book school gif
Campers in the bush make Billy tea over an open fire in any utensil, usually a tin can.

Gumleaves are placed in the boiling tea to infuse their natural flavor into the brew.

Billy Tea can be purchased from the shop today. Remember to put a fire green gumleaf in before you drink it.
Billy Tea
Australians have always loved their beer, but there is a by product from the brewing process which increases in volume and ultimately becomes a problem, i.e., what do we do with Brewers Yeast?  Well, make it into a tasty food and call it vegemite.
Vegemite Banner
Opals were first discovered at tarrawilla cattle station, near Adelaide, in 1849.  They were very brightly colored compared to opals found in South America and Hungary.  There was demand for them, so they were put on the world market in the 1890s.
Opals
OPALS
Australians eat 250 million pies a year.  That's around 13 a year each.  In fact there would not be a town in Australia where you could not buy a hot pie, either pre-packaged or freshly baked.  Hot pies remain the biggest selling favourite at sporting events and festivals throughout Australia.
Meat Pies
MEAT
PIES
Bert Appleroth went into shops selling jelly crystals. Sales were good so he started up a business making jelly crystals in a Paddington shed, NSW.  Aviation was new in the 1920s thus his product was named Aeroplane Jelly. An Australian icon, ten million packets are sold every year.
Aeroplane Jelly
Since 1770 staples had to be transported from England.  These staples included flour, tea and sugar. Cooking was done on a camp fire kindled from whatever was lying around - leaves, sticks, logs.  Flour was mixed with baking powder, salt and water, then placed in a pan.  This Australiana icon was Damper.
DAMPER
   
   
   
   
This mobile food is a fry-up of chicken meat and vegetables in a soft, chewy pastry.  It can be fried, steamed or cooked in an oven.
It is an icon cordial for youngsters in Australia.  Though the drink is sweet, children love it.  Notably, it leaves a stain around the lips.
A pesky little insect is a cartoon character who sings a song about the power of Mortein.  He was first seen on black and white television.
This little song was written with the One Day World Series Cricket in mind.  It was a promotional song that is widely remembered.
An interesting dessert was created by Bert Sachse at tbe Espanade Hotel, Perth.  The date of origin was initially recorded as 1935.
The lamington is layer of sponge covered with chocolate sauce, coated with desiccated coconut, cream and strawberry jam.
Advancing Combat
Sydney Parkinson
1773
Black Prince on Clyde
George Napier
1861

Swift Parrot
John Hunter
1788
Naturalist style
Voyage de Decouvertes
Charles A. Lesueur
1802
Naturalist
The era of art in Modern Australia began in the late 18th century.
Red Silky Oak
Ferd. Bauer
1801
Naturalist
Thylacine cynocephalus
John Gould
1845
Naturalist

Kangaroo
John Lewin
1819
Naturalist
Aboriginal
Augustus Earle
1826
Naturalist
AUSTRALIAN PAINTING
HMS Beagle
Conrad Martens
1830s
European style
Native Sepulch
Samuel Gill
1864
European
The Barter
E. Von Guerard
1854
European
Bushrangers
William Strutt
1852
European
PASSIONA
LOUIS
THE
FLY
CHICO ROLL
C'MON
AUSSIE
C'MON
PAVLOVA
LAMINGTON
 
Macedon Ranges
Louis Buvelot
1874
Plein-air
StillStream
Arthur Streeton
1895
Impression

Oblivion
Arthur Streeton
circa 1892
Impressionism
Wood Splitters
Tom  Roberts
1886
Impressionism
The most sought after Australiana is impressionist painting which began in 1865.
AUSTRALIAN PAINTING
Shearing... Rams
Tom Roberts
circa 1888
Impresionism
Winter Evening
Frederick McCubbin
1897
Impressionism
Down on Luck
Frederick McCubbin
1889
Impressionism
The Yarra..
Charles Condor
1890
Impressionism
A Winter Sunday..
Charles Condor
1889
Impressionism
  Mystic Morn
Hans Heysen
1904
Impressionism
Sewing Wife
Hans Heysen
1913
Impressionism
Ploughing
Charles Condor
1917
Impressionism