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Old 05-14-2018, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Aus/NZ
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I was just wondering, US has Andy Warhol, and Disney, and Marvel, and Barbie, and burgers with Coca-Cola, plus loads of other stuff.
UK has Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Beatles, James Bond and the Beckham family.
Japan has, wow, loads of pop-culture stuff: Naruto, Pokémon, Nintendo, Studio Ghibli, cosplay - you name it!
China rocks kung fu, Hong Kong TV dramas, Chinese takeaway food, Jackie Chan with flying daggers, and cheap shopping websites.
How about Australia? Yes, apart from AC/DC and Crocodile Dundee... don't be shy, name a few!
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:04 PM
 
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There are a number of Aussie artists who have received worldwide recognition. Check out INXS, Bee Gees or Midnight Oil.

As far as movies are concerned, they have Mad Max which is quite well known and shows like Home and Away and Neighbours.

There's a lot more. I'm just going over some of the more well known things.
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Old 05-14-2018, 10:07 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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There are as of yet little known Australian actors, mostly younger actors that have had leading roles in long running TV shows though their accents have been "coached".

Maia Mitchell - "The Fosters"
Alycia Debnam-Carey - "The 100" and "Fear The Walking Dead"
Bob Morley - "The 100"

These are the up and coming ones. There are a huge number of others. I think Australians find their niche in acting and that's the biggest part of their culture they export. As Milky Way Res. said, there are also a lot of musicians.
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Old 05-14-2018, 11:11 PM
 
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Thread already exists in the Aus/NZ forum.
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:41 AM
 
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There are a number of Aussie artists who have received worldwide recognition. Check out INXS, Bee Gees or Midnight Oil.

As far as movies are concerned, they have Mad Max which is quite well known and shows like Home and Away and Neighbours.

There's a lot more. I'm just going over some of the more well known things.
The Bee Gees, while formed in Australia, are from the UK. They only spent a decade down-under before hitting it big when they returned to the UK.
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Old 05-15-2018, 01:02 AM
 
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The Bee Gees, while formed in Australia, are from the UK. They only spent a decade down-under before hitting it big when they returned to the UK.
Yep, but I don't think it was even a decade, more like 6 or 7 years.
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Old 05-15-2018, 01:55 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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Australia, like the UK, the US, Canada, Ireland etc contributes to the 'Anglo' popular culture that tends to be 'shared' across the 'Anglo' world (music, TV, Film etc), the Bee Gees are actually British but like The Stones or Jackson or INXS, Adele or Amy Winehouse (to name but a tiny percentage) they kind of transcend across all Anglo countries.
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:13 AM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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The only really famous Australian cultural export I can think of is Mad Max, and even that one re-entered conversations back in 2015 thanks to Fury Road. Australia has many celebrities but they mostly find their stardom in Hollywood.
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:01 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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There is Kangaroo and Joey from Winnie the Pooh are aussie.
Steve Irwin
Muriels Wedding movie. Lion movie. Searching for Nemo the fish.
All the Mingoues doing the locamotion
All the Hemsworths.
Tasmanian devil trying to get Why E, Cayotee.
Russel Crowe rock band.
The Red Rock of Sydney. Big famous one people hike
The Bridge of Sydney.
The Opera of Sydney.
James Bond beach called Bondi Beach.
Thunder from Down Under which is a band I think females like.
There is haka
LOTR scenery
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:09 AM
 
Location: USA
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The Easybeats.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iW2_Ec3uEU
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