Rather use your surroundings to look at the lighter side of life and in the process you may be successful in getting your Aussie girlfriend to loosen up.
Gutsy Sheilas One of the consequences of growing up in a country of the Outbacks is that Aussie women are tough in spirit and body.
Originally written as part of the preparations for the Australian Bicentenary of permanent white settlement in 1988, the song eventually it came to be taught in primary schools and sung at many citizenship ceremonies.
Very soon the song was taken up by rugby fans who were reported singing “I Am Australian” at train stations and at tournaments.
This is not to imply that racism does not exist among the Australians – it does within an intolerant minority.