Aussies language humour specific culture
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CANBERRA | Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:34pm BST CANBERRA (Reuters Life!)
Australian humour has a long history that can be traced back to our origins as convict colonies.
Spoken Australian English includes some colloquial phrases and unique slang .
By 1830 there were so many bushrangers roaming around New South Wales that the government passed a special Act to make it easier to catch people who might be bush- rangers. The Act said: Anyone could arrest a person if he suspected him of being an escaped convict or bushranger.
One of the original De Havilland DH.50 machines used flown by Qantas, in this case doing ambulance work, delivering a patient at Brisbane in 1931.