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Category?

I'd suggest a category like [[Category:Reality according to creationists]] or something like that for articles like this one. Just to point out that this isn't our serious position. --Sid 19:50, 15 September 2007 (EDT)

Good idea. I added an "apres the deluge" bit to at least make it "slightly" clearer. humanbe in 23:57, 23 September 2007 (EDT)

 Shame

shame... The AlienDon't tase me, Bro!!! 23:15, 23 September 2007 (EDT)

(removed repetition for clarity also) humanbe in 23:57, 23 September 2007 (EDT)

Why do we not have a page on Australia?

Why do we not have a page on Australia? RyanC 02:21, 30 March 2008 (EDT)

Sheesh! Really, who cares about some big flat island stuck off down the ends of the Earth near New Zealand? Next you'll be asking for an article on Argentina, Malaysia or Indoneisa. Jeez. DogP 17:37, 30 March 2008 (EDT)

 Clarification

"Aborigines" are not a tribe. The tribes of Australia are Aboriginal groups like the Yolngu, Murray, Wik etc. I know this isn't srs bzns, but y'know. — Unsigned, by: 203.9.185.136 / talk / contribs

Feel free to improov! ħuman 00:07, 6 October 2008 (EDT)

 Indonesia

Pi, Indonesia is part of Oceania. If you want to talk about culture differences, add that to the article. But that doesn't change the fact that both Indonesia and Australia are grouped together on a map- and that sentence is about geography. --"CURtalk 21:22, 7 February 2009 (EST)

Er...no, you're wrong. Most geographers (and I am one) do not include Indonesia in Oceania, although I will give you that how exactly Oceania is defined is not always clear. Check Wikipedia's version for example. DogP 21:25, 7 February 2009 (EST)
First, Indonesian have an Asian culture similar to Malaysia and Thailand other South-East Asian island nations in the region. The Native Australians and Torrens Straight Islanders have more in common the Fijian, Maori and other Islander nations we call Oceania. Second, I live in Australia I know what Oceania looks like. - User $\scriptstyle4\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^{n}(2n+1)^{-1}$ 21:27, 7 February 2009 (EST)
It would appear that part of Indonesia is in Oceania. So we're both right. --"CURtalk 21:29, 7 February 2009 (EST)
I deny Indonesia right to West Papua. - User $\scriptstyle4\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^{n}(2n+1)^{-1}$ 21:32, 7 February 2009 (EST)

See? Now can't we just all get along? won't anyone think of the children? TheoryOfPractice 21:30, 7 February 2009 (EST)

Anyone got a good WIGO CP entry? --"CURtalk 21:31, 7 February 2009 (EST)
Alternatively, we could play InkBall --"CURtalk 21:31, 7 February 2009 (EST)
We have always been at war with Oceania... ħuman 01:32, 8 February 2009 (EST)

 Some of the sheep

Okay, so I was watching Good News Week , and comedian DeAnne Smith made a list of harmless Aussie animals. Her list included a total of one item: some of the sheep - as stated in our Wildlife section. Is this a common joke about Australia, did she perhaps read it here, or are one of you the lovely Ms Smith in disguise? Just curious. 124.179.13.198 (talk) 03:30, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

It is from Terry Pratchett's The Last Continent. - π 04:18, 27 April 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I've been meaning to read those. Mainly because my friends won't stop telling me about them and I just want 'em to shut up. Thanks. 124.179.13.198 (talk) 07:30, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

 Australian culture

We really need a section on this - there is such wide scope for jokes inherent in it. — Unsigned, by: Bogan hunter / talk / contribs

How can you make jokes about something that trivial? I mean yogurt has more culture than Australia. - π 13:03, 25 January 2011 (UTC)
How dare you! As a loyal subject of HM QEII (in her capacity as Queen of Australia) I am disturbed by the outrageous stereotyping that you people seem content to indulge in. HAVE YOU NEVER HEARD OF DAME EDNA EVERAGE OR ROLF HARRIS??? Philistines. --Horace (talk) 08:43, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

 Wildlife

I deleted the hoop snake line, hoop snakes have never been accepted by the scientific community. Going to replace it with the saltwater crocodile something that does exist.

The stonefish needs a mention, I reckon. One of the most venomous fish in the world has got to mean something. TheIslander 10:37, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

 Genocide

I tweaked the comment on genocide - it kind of implied that the ex-convicts were the main offenders. This is far from true, the first massacre involving ex-convicts wasn't until 1838 (and many of those involved were hanged as a result). The most heinous acts were conducted by either soldiers or police, under orders. Free settlers (aka landholders) were next. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_massacres_of_Indigenous_Australians VOXHUMANA 09:34, 23 April 2013 (UTC)