Cultural Symbols of Australia

Guess these Australian cultural symbols, official and otherwise.
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Last updated: December 21, 2019
First submittedMarch 22, 2013
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National animal
Emu
Kangaroo
Object that returns to the
person who threw it
Boomerang
The remote regions of Australia
Outback
Like ^ but not as remote
The Bush
Constellation on the flag
Southern Cross
Brand of yeast extract spread
Vegemite
National gemstone
Opal
Famous rock in the middle
of the country
Uluru
Another name for the above
Ayer's Rock
Hint
Answer
Nickname of Australia
The Land Down Under
Two-letter nickname of Australia
Oz
Sydney's most famous landmarks
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge
National anthem
Advance Australia Fair
National floral emblem
Golden Wattle
Famous spot for coral
Great Barrier Reef
Tube-shaped musical instrument of
Indigenous Australians
Didgeridoo
Australian way of saying hi
G'Day
Sheepskin boots worn by surfers
Ugg Boots
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Level 40
Mar 27, 2013
Great quiz! For remote... I think Whoop Whoop and Beyond the Black Stump should also be valid answers.
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Level 47
May 2, 2013
Cause only surfers wear ugg boots, haha.
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Level 70
Dec 26, 2014
I've never seen a surfer in Ugg Boots, they would get awful sandy and look like a dead cat if wet.
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Level 58
Jan 26, 2016
^ They don't look tons better dry.
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Level 36
Oct 16, 2014
I've never heard of either
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Level 52
Oct 13, 2018
yes, ozchris, but only us dinki-di Aussies use those expressions
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Level 49
May 2, 2013
So glad the displayed answer is "Sydney HarboUr Bridge"! Also, accept simply "wattle". That's what 99% of Aussies are likely to say, as well as a good smattering of fans of the Monty Python "Bruces" sketch.
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Level 51
May 11, 2015
I was also relieved to see the "u" present.
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Level 20
May 2, 2013
I've never heard of surfers wearing Sheepskin boots before (or the fact that it originates from it?).. I own one and I ain't a surfer lol.
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Level 78
Aug 16, 2018
I would think that the weight of those things when they get wet would drag you under and also make it very difficult to paddle. Do they take them off before they get in the water? I tried to google it, but all I got were ads trying to sell them.
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Level 85
May 2, 2013
It would be nice for Monty Python fans if you accepted just "wattle" (and a few alternate spellings thereof) for the national floral emblem (see the sketch with many many Bruces).
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Level ∞
May 2, 2013
Just wattle will work now.
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Level 52
Aug 11, 2018
This here is the wattle, the emblem of our land. You can stick it in a bottle or you can hold it in your hand. Amen!
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Level 62
May 2, 2013
I tried Vegemite once. Bad decision.
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Level 44
May 3, 2013
I am an Aussie and I agree - disgusting stuff
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Level 39
May 6, 2015
go vegemite hating aussies!!! i'm one too!!!! Just saying, it is a stereotype that we all say "g'day" STOP WITH THE STEREOTYPING, PEOPLES!!!!
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Level 24
Nov 12, 2018
WHY???????

It’s actually good tho

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Level 43
Jul 1, 2019
Are you really an Aussie then?

*dramatic music intensifies*

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Level 48
Jul 10, 2013
I'm aussie and my sister eats it on tofu.
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Level 51
May 11, 2015
Ewww! Tofu!
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Level 78
Jul 28, 2017
Ewww! Mushrooms! :-) (and tofu....and vegemite....and poi....and anything my mother-in-law cooks...)
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Level 80
Jan 26, 2016
I'm American and I thought vegemite was awesome!
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Level 59
Jan 26, 2016
Marmite vs vegemite... Marmite wins hands down!
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Level 39
Apr 24, 2016
Both are horrible.
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Level 46
Jan 26, 2017
Vegemite is amazing and marmite is nothing like it! england sells more marmite but idont like it as much
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Level 47
Oct 4, 2016
I love it. Vegemite Sandwiches everyday.
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Level 20
Sep 15, 2020
Vegemite is good in really really small amounts lol
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Level 53
Aug 13, 2013
I tried gidday, and it didn't work, bummer.
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Level ∞
May 27, 2015
Gidday will work now.
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Level 22
Jan 16, 2019
it shouldn't
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Level 18
Oct 30, 2013
wow, i spent the last two minutes trying every possible spelling of Ayres rock except that one. feel so stupid. :/
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Level 49
Feb 1, 2020
*Ayers
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Level 27
Apr 9, 2014
I just keep thinking 'whoop whoop' and completely missed outback. *facepalm* Didn't even need to be Australian to know that one.
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Level 71
Apr 22, 2014
Uh. I never knew the full name was Sydney Harbour Bridge. Tome it was always, well, the bridge in Sydney. Tried Bridge, Sydney Bridge and as a last resort, Opera Bridge. I'll remember for the next time! I'm still trying to wrap my mind aroudn the idea of surfers wearing Ugg boots and it just makes no sense to me. Who in their right mind would wear thick sheepskin boots on the beach, nevermind on the water?????
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Level 58
Jan 28, 2016
Not iN the water, to warm up yer tootsies after a surf. It gets cold of a night in some places you know!
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Level 52
Oct 13, 2018
also called The Coathanger
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Level 36
May 9, 2014
How did more people get the national gemstone than the national anthem? I'm Australian and I had to guess the gemstone
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Level ∞
May 9, 2014
When you come to Australia as a tourist, they try to sell you opals at every opportunity.
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Level 39
Dec 17, 2015
No we don't!
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Level 63
Jul 13, 2014
Because it's a lot easier to guess the gemstone, than to guess the missing word in the national anthem.
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Level 77
Oct 13, 2015
I only knew the national anthem because we had to play it once at school, as part of an Olympics Celebration or something.
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Level 58
Oct 7, 2017
I want to type "opal" in answer to every national gemstone question, but it's never right. Who knew?? (Well, people who knew, knew, I guess)
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Level 52
Sep 8, 2014
Hug, I would have bet money that it was Koala Bear, not Emu. :/
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Level 64
Nov 4, 2014
to be fair i also guessed dingo along with it
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Level 51
May 11, 2015
I was confident when typing emu. Have you ever looked at the Coat of Arms?
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Level 51
May 11, 2015
Wait ... You're not Australian, are you?
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Level 58
Jan 28, 2016
Obviously not, since they said Koala BEAR.

KOALA IS NOT A BEAR FOLKS!

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Level 67
Dec 16, 2018
@Trackles13 and guinea pig is not a pig, a seahorse not a horse, a sea lion not a lion... the list goes on. It is just the name for it.
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Level 79
Feb 24, 2017
I tried echidna, platypus, duck-billed platypus, wallaby, and cassowary. I even tried rabbit out of desperation. Never even thought about the emu.
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Level 15
Oct 11, 2014
Too easy
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Level 65
Feb 5, 2015
I agree with Willsmithswhitebrother
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Level 49
Mar 3, 2015
Accept good day
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Level 22
Jun 19, 2015
no not really
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Level 51
May 11, 2015
Good day is not Aussie. Gidday is not Aussie. G'day is Aussie.
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Level 39
Jul 20, 2015
http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/144160/advance-australia-fair-australias-national-anthem

My wonderful Advance Australia Fair quiz, please try it if you are reading my comment!

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Level 55
Aug 30, 2015
Just want to put it out there that most Australians actually say 'hi'. Only bogans say 'G'day'.
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Level 45
Apr 24, 2018
Rubbish, you obviously never pay attention when you hear people speaking around Australia.
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Level 63
Sep 6, 2015
God damn it, I wrote Wattyl, like the paint company my dad used to work for.
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Level 39
Dec 17, 2015
WE DO NOT WEAR UGGS TO GO SURFING!!!
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Level 47
Jan 26, 2016
SURFERS DO NOT WEAR UGG BOOTS!!!
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Level 47
Feb 8, 2017
... Ugg boots are like slippers
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Level 61
Oct 7, 2017
Ugg boots now seem to be mainly worn by female Asian students. I don't see how surfers could ever have worn Ugg boots because they'd have been too bloody hot obviously. When I was a kid Ugg boot were worn by bogans who drove Sandmans or Toranas. The kind of people who would have "No knockin' if she's rockin'" stickers on the bumper bar of their panel van. I still to this day, associate Ugg boots with blue jeans, flannelette shirts and mullets.
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Level 80
Aug 9, 2018
not if they have any self respect, anyway
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Level 62
Jan 26, 2016
Maybe some Americans would pronounce g'day similarly to good day. In Australia, the two things sound completely different. An Australian is capable of saying either g'day or good day, and it will be obvious which one of the two they're saying every time. 'Good day' is a common (slightly formal) greeting anywhere in the world, not just in Australia.

'Good day' should not be accepted. It's completely flat-out wrong.

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Level 60
Oct 10, 2016
Yes. The whole point of including this as a question is because g'day is a thing in Oz. "Good day" has nothing to do with Oz.
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Level 16
Aug 10, 2018
We're off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
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Level 71
Jan 26, 2016
Thanks for being lenient with the spelling of didgeridoo
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Level 51
Jan 26, 2016
Apologies for nitpicking, but the correct way of spelling is 'Ayers rock'. It was named in honour of Sir Henry Ayers.
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Level 44
Jan 26, 2016
Yep, that's what I came here to comment on. Please delete the apostrophe.
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Level 73
Jul 10, 2018
Two and a half years later, the apostrophe's still there...
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Level 80
Jan 26, 2016
i got emu, but surprised koala didn't make the list at all. Or eucalyptus tree.
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Level 58
Jan 28, 2016
Our two national animals are the Emu and Kangaroo, as shown on our Coat of Arms.
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Level 48
Jan 26, 2016
Totally guessed with opal. I have no idea how I got it. I nearly fell out of my chair when it was accepted.
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Level 58
Jan 30, 2016
Just weighing in with everyone else to say that the ugg boot-surfer connection is one that does not and has not ever existed in my mind, as an Australian. Also, the "Like ^"... wording a bit fuzzy there.
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Level 65
Jul 20, 2016
I put ug boot and couldn't understand why it wasn't accepted. As an aside, I am a total MARMITE fan, I grew up on it, every day at school I had 3 marmite sandwiches for lunch throughout my entire childhood.
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Level 58
Mar 15, 2018
Marmite isn't the same thing as Vegemite.
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Level 65
Jul 20, 2016
After reading discussions above, I'd have to say that "G'day" is very different to "Good day". Here in New Zealand we say "G'day" or "Hi" or "Kia ora" or now it's more likely to be "Hey" or "Sup bro".
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Level 39
Aug 7, 2016
I'm so annoyed I couldn't spell Vegemite... tried so many different spellings then gave up because I assumed I was thinking of the wrong thing.
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Level 71
Aug 14, 2016
I knew Sydney's second most famous landmark was a bridge but I couldn't remember the name. And then seeing it was a head slap moment. I've also had the Constellation on the flag questions multiple times but Southern Cross just won't stay in my memory.
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Level 43
Aug 25, 2016
Ayers Rock doesn't have an apostrophe.

It was named after Henry Ayers - there is no possessive. It is 'the Ayers Rock.'

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Level 46
Jan 26, 2017
I love vegemite and Happy Australia Day for everyone in australia. Sorry for invading you!
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Level 47
Feb 8, 2017
We forgive all the raiding, raping and killing you did to the rightful and native owners of our land.
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Level 34
Feb 4, 2017
I believe it's Ayers Rock without the apostrophe
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Level 79
Feb 24, 2017
I thought Waltzing Matilda would be on here.
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Level 80
Oct 7, 2017
Got opal on a wild random guess. Do most countries have national gemstones? Don't recall hearing of such a thing.
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Level 81
May 30, 2018
Same. I guess the U.S. doesn't have one because the individual states generally have their own? Don't know about other countries.
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Level 47
Oct 19, 2017
Ugg Boots are like our slippers
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Level 70
Feb 4, 2018
My Ugg Boots come halfway up my calf, great for knocking about at home in the winter but too warm for summertime.
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Level 81
May 30, 2018
Guessed "Onward" for the anthem. So close . . .
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Level 16
Aug 10, 2018
I got one wrong. I was confused but when the answer "the bush" was shown, I feel like I had done my Aussies a bad deed...
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Level 46
Aug 10, 2018
just so yall are aware, the great barrier reef will become a sight of regret, disappointment, mines and no coral within the next few years. From this point on all we can do is visit it before it dies and NOT GIVE MONEY TO FOUNDATIONS THAT ARE TINY AND DON'T EVEN BELIEVE IN CLIMATE CHANGE!! (ok sorry for rant)
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Level 67
Dec 16, 2018
Can't ugh be accepted as a type in? That is what it sounds like (and I think what most people think about it. Atleast here it has a very bad rep. ) And is marmite something else than vegemite?

And i was very surprised at how low bush was. (ok, I will try to avoid the political comments that can be made now)

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Level 78
May 21, 2019
Marmite is British, Vegemite is Australian. Similar things with different recipes.
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Level 64
May 21, 2019
What about chazwazzers and the national pastime knifey-spoony?
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Level 80
May 21, 2019
I thought a wattle was the flap of skin hanging off a turkey's neck. Do they stick flowers in that in Australia?
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Level 82
Jun 13, 2019
i really need to read clues better. tried to think of a two word nickname for australia
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Level 56
Sep 11, 2019
What about the waratah?
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Level 67
Jul 11, 2020
Aaaarrrgghhh... I misread the two-letter nickname question as the two-letter internet code for Australia, so I didn't get it...