The deed is done-the senior son in law, the oldest daughter and the grandson were formally ozzified this morning. Actually the ceremony was apparently understated and
and not too gruelling. No evoking of Aussie saints such as Don Bradman, Kylie Minogue, JollyBagman or Shane Warne. No revocation of the British culture-no snide remarks about whingeing Poms. Just a simple Citizen Pledge and a handshake from the parliamentary Speaker and the presentation of a certificate of citizenship.
Disapointingly there were no free Fosters nor Castlemaine XXXX. Not even a cuppa. All ended with the inductees singing ‘Advance Australia Fair’. Waltzing
Matilda reserved for more formal occasions.
One of the New Australians was a Scottish bricklayer (don’t know from where)another, an Iranian electrical engineer. Both will presumably need crash
courses in Cricket and the more obscure ‘Australian Rules’; a crude version of a cross between Soccer and Rugby. Only two things worth remembering about Oz Cricket.
Don Bradman’s batting average was 99.8 and the highest test match Score ever was 903 for 7 . Against Australia. Made by England. And only one thing about Australian Rugby. They failed to win the last World Cup which is held by? England.That’s all you need to know to have an intelligent (and enjoyable)conversation with an Australian(born here)