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Old 11-26-2011, 05:47 PM
 
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I think there are friendly and un-friendly people all over.
eggsactly. Even in South Australia you'll find heaps of nice people.
Do you there are friendly kiwis? The ones Ive seen in C-D seem to have a chip against Aussies.
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:50 PM
 
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Wondering why people are singling out Western Sydney? Where my aunty lives in the wealthy harbourside suburbs certainly isn't friendly.
well I agree with you that area is not really friendly, however I spent some time at the northern beaches (except for Manly) and found the people an bit more friendlier than the harbourside suburbs or certainly western suburbs of Sydney.
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:09 PM
 
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eggsactly. Even in South Australia you'll find heaps of nice people.
Do you there are friendly kiwis? The ones Ive seen in C-D seem to have a chip against Aussies.
there seem to be a few with a small chip, some don't take the ribbing so well, others are nice though.. there use to be a poster here from NZ who was really nice
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:18 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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well I agree with you that area is not really friendly, however I spent some time at the northern beaches (except for Manly) and found the people an bit more friendlier than the harbourside suburbs or certainly western suburbs of Sydney.
Where many of them surfers etc? They tend to be a bit more chilled out.
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:51 PM
 
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Wondering why people are singling out Western Sydney? Where my aunty lives in the wealthy harbourside suburbs certainly isn't friendly.
How do you define friendly? I grew up in what would be described as a "wealthy harbourside suburb" and it was pretty friendly. Maybe they're less friendly to outsiders and I do know that in Sydney there is probably more of a divide between the haves and have-nots than most other cities in Australia (geographically and culturally). I'd be interested to know.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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Where many of them surfers etc? They tend to be a bit more chilled out.
I would not agree on that one.
Places like Cronulla, part of ""the Shire"' - in reference to the Sutherland Shire - are amongst the most tribal and parochial in Oz.
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:01 PM
 
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I would not agree on that one.
Places like Cronulla, part of ""the Shire"' - in reference to the Sutherland Shire - are amongst the most tribal and parochial in Oz.
I have to agree that the Sutherland Shire on that one Derek. Anyway my experiences in the northern beaches of Sydney is I dont think I would fit in there. Over all I dont find any parts of Sydney that friendly anyway.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:34 AM
 
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there seem to be a few with a small chip, some don't take the ribbing so well, others are nice though.. there use to be a poster here from NZ who was really nice
Ah the rare non-Aussie hating kiwi CD poster. Rare bird indeed.
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:39 PM
 
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I think experiences will vary, not only from place to place but from person to person. Some large tourist towns might have less friendly people because tourists are just so numerous. By contrast, other places may have people who are very accommodating. I don't consider myself to be unfriendly, but I would usually ignore everyone - tourist or otherwise - in a city because I wouldn't know them. If they asked me for help I'd be polite and helpful and friendly.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:07 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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How do you define friendly? I grew up in what would be described as a "wealthy harbourside suburb" and it was pretty friendly. Maybe they're less friendly to outsiders and I do know that in Sydney there is probably more of a divide between the haves and have-nots than most other cities in Australia (geographically and culturally). I'd be interested to know.
Well just saying 'hello' on a morning walk is one example. Or if you ask for help they don't act all suspicious and defensive, which I've experienced on a couple of occasions in Sydney. I know there are unfriendly/friendly people everywhere, but I think the folk in Sydney seem to have more of a 'big city' attitude, but in a bad way, than other cities.

Yes maybe I do misjudge them/am biased against them because they're rich. Once you get to know them they're just like anyone else. I remember going to a big dinner/event thing at someone's big mansion on the harbour and the people seemed fairly friendly. It's not really like England, but their wealth was fairly obvious.
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