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  1. Australians

    Australians, colloquially known as Aussies, are the citizens of the nation Australia, sharing a common history, culture, and language (Australian English). Present-day Australians are citizens of the Commonwealth of Australia, governed by its nationality law. The majority of Australians descend from the peoples of the British Isles. The Colony of New South Wales was established by the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1788, with the arrival of the First Fleet, and five other colonies were established in the early 19th century, now forming the six present-day Australian states. Many early settlements were penal colonies, and transported convicts (and, later, ex-convicts) made up a significant proportion of the population in most colonies. Large-scale immigration did not occur until the 1850s, following a series of gold rushes. Further waves of immigration occurred after the First and Second World Wars, with many post-World War II migrants coming from Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Pacific Islands, Africa, and Latin America. Prior to British settlement, Australia was inhabited by various indigenous peoples – Aboriginal Australians, Aboriginal Tasmanians, and Torres Strait Islanders, a Melanesian people. A small percentage of present-day Australians descend from these peoples. The development of a separate Australian identity and national character is most often linked with the period surrounding the First World War, which gave rise to the concept of the Anzac spirit. The Eureka Rebellion of 1854 and various events of the Second World War, most notably the Kokoda Track campaign, are also frequently mentioned in association with Australian identity. However, Australian culture predates the federation of the Australian colonies by several decades – Australian literature, most notably the work of the bush poets, dates from colonial times, while sporting teams representing the whole of Australia have been in existence since the 1870s. As a result of many shared linguistic, historical, cultural and geographic characteristics, Australians have often identified closely with New Zealanders in particular along with, to a lesser extent, other English-speaking nations.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Australians in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Australians in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Australians in a Sentence

  1. Lyle Shelton:

    I don’t think anyone who voted in this postal survey wants to see their fellow Australians put up on hate-speech charges, we need to protect freedom of speech, freedom of conscience and also freedom of religion.

  2. Michael Shoebridge:

    For all the years of engagement with Australia, Beijing doesn't understand the place or the people, bullying Australians achieves the opposite of acquiescence and subservience. And Beijing's coercion of Australia, now using our trade as a weapon, is helping collapse hard-won soft power gains Beijing had made here and internationally in the last 20 years.

  3. Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan:

    That is entirely the wrong response, when we look at Southeast Asia, we get a good example that we are not somehow at war with a particular religion. And neither do we need to target Muslim Australians or anywhere else in the world.

  4. An Uber spokeswoman:

    Uber denies this allegation and, if a claim is served making it, the claim will be vigorously defended, we will continue our commitment to delivering a great experience to Australians in all the cities where we operate.

  5. Tai Woffinden:

    The Australians call me their adopted world champion and some of the Brits call me a British world champion, and some of the Brits also call me a stupid Australian idiot and say I should represent The Australians because I love The Australians more than I love England.

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