I just read this. I assume it spread because of the Polynesians migrating all over the Pacific then. You really ought to start doing what the Italians and French do with DOP or whatever to say this is authentic from Australia.Macadamia is a genus of four species of trees indigenous to Australia, and constituting part of the plant family Proteaceae. They are native to north eastern New South Wales and central and south eastern Queensland. Three species of the genus are commercially important for their fruit, the macadamia nut /ˌmækəˈdeɪmiə/ (or simply macadamia), with a total global production of 160,000 tonnes (180,000 short tons) in 2015. Other names include Queensland nut, bush nut, maroochi nut, bauple nut, and Hawaii nut. In Australian Aboriginal languages, the fruit is known by names such as bauple, gyndl, jindilli, and boombera.
that is fascinatingThe Emu War, some people may not be aware, was actually a thing:
Describing the emus, Major Meredith later said:
“If we had a military division with the bullet-carrying capacity of these birds it would face any army in the world… They can face machine guns with the invulnerability of tanks.”
You forgot blue rinse dawn.....YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM MELBOURNE IF
1. When diarising anything in September you first consult the footy fixture.
2. You were shocked when you found out not all street directories are called Melways
3. When everyone knows where a bar, cafe or restaurant is you no longer want to go there.
4. You’ve read The Slap and hate all the characters despite the fact they remind you of your friends. And you would have slapped the kid too.
5. You know Sunshine, Rosebud and the Caribbean Gardens are not as good as they sound.
6. You consider yourself a socialist yet you drive a European car, have a cleaner and spend a week skiing in Mt. Buller every year.
7. You’ve attended a children’s party where they served rice-paper rolls, cous cous salad, croquembouche and a pinata.
8. You or someone you know has received a grant.
9. It’s not Noosa, it’s Noysa. And it’s not snow it’s the snoy. And it’s Malvern now, not Chadstone, thanks to rezoning.
10. You refer to rococo furniture as ‘Very Franco Cozzo’.
11. You felt betrayed when you discovered Melbourne was not the only place in the world with trams.
12. If I say Jennifer Kyte and Johnny Diesel you know exactly what I’m talking about.
13. You think the slogan on our licence plates should be ‘Melbourne. The Coffee Is Shit Anywhere Else’, ‘Melbourne. Go To Sydney. We Hate Tourists’ or ‘Melbourne. What School Did You Go To?’
14. You know the word “Moomba” means Up Your Bum, White Man.
15. You’re quietly pleased Melbourne is no longer The World’s Most Liveable City. You’d prefer it was voted ‘Most Enigmatic, Tortured City With The Highest Level Of Enniu’.
16. You think the only person who looks good with a moustache is Ron Barassi.
17. You’ve looked out the window of Puffing Billy and waved like an idiot at the cars at the railway crossing. You have also watched Puffing Billy pass as you sat in a car at the railway crossing, and waved like an idiot.
18. Any music by Paul Kelly makes you suddenly think of the Nylex sign and something about making gravy.
19. When you meet someone from Kew, you always ask ‘Near Kew?’
20. Jon Faine shits you but you can’t switch him off.
21. You’ve been to the Royal Melbourne Show and the scariest ride is the train home.
22. You don’t get the jokes about the Yarra. Or Melbourne weather.
23. When you hear the word “Bougainville” you think of Northland.
24. You pronounce it Norflands.
25. You are a member of your local Good Karma Network and you screenshot and DM bizarre things to your mates.
26. You don’t judge people on their looks, wealth or status but on the bread they buy, the coffee they serve and the amount of hardbacks they own.
27. You know a kid with two mummies. Both called Roz. Who live in Northcote.
28. You pretend the Sydney-Melbourne rivalry doesn’t exist. Which it doesn’t. Because Sydney doesn’t care. And that really shits you.
29. You brag Melbourne is the creative capital of Australia but your walls are full of signed football jumpers and your kitchen drawers full of stubbie holders.
30. When someone says thanks you say, ‘No Dromanas.’
31. When you hear the word “Easter” the first thing you think of is the Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal and Zig and Zag. Then you quickly think of something else.
32. If someone is referred to as a “showbag” you know it means they’re cheap and full of shit.
33. Your kid's favourite foods are sushi, spanakopita and felafel. Which are also the names of their three best friends at school.
34. If a friend gets a new boyfriend or girlfriend, your first question is, “Who do they barrack for?”
35. You think if we all ignore Federation Square and Docklands they’ll go away.
36. You can list all the ingredients in pesto. And you’re three years old.
37. Cup Day. Gambling at 9am. Drunk by noon. Broke at 3.20pm. Asleep by 4pm. Hungover at 5pm. All while at work.
38. You think Aberfeldie is a tartan, Coonan’s Hill is a wine and South Wharf is in Sydney.
39. Chopper Read, Ned Kelly, Squizzy Taylor, the Morans and the Williamses. Sure they’re crims, but we all agree they’ve given the place colour.
40. When friends move over the other side of the river they are dead to you.
41. When holding a dinner party, you know the point is to serve food no one has ever heard of, from a country people didn’t know existed, bought from a little shop they’ll never be able to find.
42. You were against the casino but, you have to admit, it does keep the bogans out of the city.
43. Pot, cantaloupe, potato cake and hook turn. Build a bridge and get over it.
44. You think the Queen Vic Market opening hours are normal.
45. You assume flavoured milk is called BIG M everywhere.
46. You know what the words apropos, gentrification and barista mean.
47. You or someone you know has been to or plans to go to a concert of a washed out Rock Legend at a winery in the Yarra Valley.
48. You feel sorry for Geelong
49. You think nothing of calling your son Hugo, Elliot or Atticus. Or your daughter Scout, Joss or Maeve.
50. You’ve stepped on an emo walking into Flinders Street station.
51. At some point you have enlisted the services of The Tint Professor, The Dashboard Doctor or The Swagman been to Car City, Pick a Part or Doors Galore and consider Whelan the Wrecker, Harry The Hirer and Peter the Possum Man members of the family.
52. You grow the hair under your arms but wax your growler.
53. You think a CBD street map laid out like tartan and lanes full of people eating breakfast while sitting on milk crates at 3pm is normal.
54. You claim to have lived in one of the houses from Helen Garner’s Monkey Grip, next to Frank Thring or across the road from the guy who made Harvey Crumpet.
55. You know blondes don’t have more fun, because Shane Warne dyes his hair.
56. You’ve lived in London, been to conferences in Paris, holidayed in Rome and know New York like the back of your hand but you’ve never seen the penguins at Phillip Island.
57. A suburb is defined as cool when it has junkies and Pilates. And the appearance of a wine bar means the real estate is out of your budget.
58. You think a massage with a happy ending means when you’re finished they give you a café latte and a Readings voucher.
59. Unless you have cousins who live there it’s only because of the Trading Post that you know where Diggers Rest, Chirnside Park and Niddrie are.
60. You only have two colours in your wardrobe black and the new black. You also own a small white dog so you spend most your life looking like a lammington
61. As far as you're concerned the Southern Star Wheel never got fixed an it's an installation.
62. You don’t think there’s anything strange about the fact there’s a South Morang but no Morang, Moonee Ponds with no ponds and that Bayswater has no bay and no water.
63. You take Japanese students to the Coburg Drive-in for the cultural experience.
64. You don’t mind graffiti as long as it’s spelt correctly and uses appropriate grammar while sticking it to the man and written by a woman.
65. Bacchus Marsh Lion Safari, Kryal Castle, Soveriegn Hill, Wobbies World, Gumbaya Park; ah, school holidays in the 70s.
66. Your partner wears a sarong, is in a book group and you think nothing of buying him moisturiser. You call him your partner, not your husband either because you’re not married or because you don’t want people to think you are.
67. Your partner does Roller Derby, has tattoos and you think nothing of buying her a drill. You call your partner because she hates any gender specific titles, honourifics or assumptions.
68. South Melbourne Market means only one thing. Giant chicken dim sims.
69. The only street you know in Richmond is Bendigo Street. And you know the postcode is 3121
70. You hate it when they’ve shot a car chase in Melbourne and Sydney and the editing jumps between the two cities. Like we won’t notice.
71. You have a 3RRR sticker on your car but you haven't listened since 1994.
72. You have a friend in a band.
73. You know the difference between Carlton and North Carlton, Heidleberg and West Heidleberg and Malvern and East Malvern is about $250,000.
74. You don’t think it at all strange that you know where all your friends went to school and you still refer to it even though you’re 60.
75. Your favourite joke is Pakenham upper.
76. You love that only Melbourne people will get this quiz.