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bun·yip aris·toc·ra·cy

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  1. bunyip aristocracynoun

    A peerage (hypothetical or proposed) in Australia; the new (in the colonial era) landed rich aspiring to aristocracy; snobbish Australian conservatives.

  2. Etymology: From bunyip + aristocracy.

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  1. Bunyip aristocracy

    Bunyip aristocracy is an Australian term satirising attempts by William Wentworth to establish a system of titles in the colony of New South Wales. It was coined in 1853 by Daniel Deniehy in what came to be known as the Bunyip Aristocracy speech which he delivered in the Victoria Theatre and on the soapbox at Circular Quay.

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  1. Bunyip aristocracy

    The term bunyip aristocracy is an Australian term satirising attempts to develop an aristocracy in the colonies now forming that country. It was first coined in 1853 by Daniel Deniehy who made a speech lambasting the attempt by William Wentworth to establish a titled aristocracy in the New South Wales government. This speech came to be known as the Bunyip Aristocracy speech. Deniehy made speeches opposing the new self-titled Australian aristocracy in the Victorian theatre and on the soapbox at Circular Quay. In response to Wentworth's proposal to create an hereditary peerage in New South Wales, Deniehy's satirical comments included: "Here, we all know the common water mole was transferred into the duck-billed platypus, and in some distant emulation of this degeneration, I suppose we are to be favoured with a "bunyip aristocracy." Deniehy's ridicule caused the idea to be dropped. Among those singled out in his speech by Deniehy was James MacArthur, the son of John MacArthur, who had been nominated to the New South Wales Legislative Council in 1839 and was later elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly:

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bunyip aristocracy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bunyip aristocracy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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