'Bits of Australia' Video references

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1. ACDC
2. The Flap Hat
3. Tim Tams
4. Arnotts 
5. Crust Bikes
6. Golden Gay Time
7. Hot Weather/zinc
8. Utes/Landcruiser Defender
9. Tooheys Beer
10. Hahn Beer
11. Boags Beer
12. Moreton Bay Fig
13. Tradie Attire
14. VB 
15. Shandy
16. Hills Hoist
17. Surfers Paradise Stubby Holder
18. Sydney Harbor Bridge
19. Vegemite Toast
20. Bundaberg Ginger Beer
21. Milo
22. Cask Wine
23. Paul Hogan
24. Bob Hawke

1. AC/DC - Thunderstruck used as the theme song. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC/DC

2. The Flap hat / Legionnaires - 

'A type of peaked cap with a distinctive extension on the back to protect the wearer's neck against sunburn'.

After a little research looks like design originates from the French Foreign Legion hats. These flap hat were big in the public school system. It was a 'No Hat, No Play' for youngsters in the Australian upbringing. These are damn practical hats tho. Here is a link to the Kook Exchange Flap Hat

Bonus Points for recognising the hat seen in the 'bits of Australia' has an Australian Camo dye job on it. 

3. Tim Tams - 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Tam

4. Arnotts Biscuits - 

Arnott's Biscuits Limited is Australia's largest producer of biscuits and the second-largest supplier of snack food. Although apparently has been bought out by an American company. 

5. Crust Bikes-

The owner is Australian. Thats something. www.crustbikes.com

6. Golden Gay Time - 

is a popular ice cream snack, made and distributed by the Streets confectionery company in Australia, and first released in 1959.[2] It is a toffee and vanilla ice-cream dipped in compound chocolate and wrapped in honeycomb biscuits, on a wooden paddlepop-stick. Its name has survived intact regardless of the possible homosexual connotations in modern decades.[3]

7. Hot sun / sun protection (Zinc)

It's hot down here, no wiki required but Zinc is often used by our Australian cricket players to protect their exposed nose and high checks from the sun. 

8. Utes/Land Cruiser Defender

Called a 'truck' in the states. The term 'Ute' is short for Utility. And used by the working class of Australia. The Land Cruiser Defender is used in the Australian Military. 

9. Tooheys Beer

'John and James Toohey are modern-day legends in this part of the world, but they didn’t know that would be the case when they headed up from Melbourne in the 1860s.

Having run pubs south of the border, they set about making their own beer in Old Sydney Town, taking over a cordial factory in Darling Harbour and getting hold of a brewing license to get the operation off the ground.

Then, one September arvo in the bustling colony, the boys sat back, knocked the froth off a ‘Tooheys Black Ale’ and admired their work: it was an instant NSW favourite, now called Tooheys Old, which we’ve come to love for each and every one of the past 150 years.' From the Tooheys Website. 

10. Hahn beer

'Hahn Brewery is a brewery that was established by Dr Charles "Chuck" Hahn in 1988[1] at an old factory site in the suburb of Camperdown in SydneyNew South WalesAustralia.' Wiki

11. Boags beer

James Boag's Premium is a brand of Tasmanian beer from Boag's Brewery and was first released in 1994.

12. Morton bay fig tree's 

Ficus macrophylla, commonly known as the Moreton Bay fig or Australian banyan, is a large evergreen banyan tree of the family Moraceae native to eastern Australia, from the Wide Bay–Burnett region in the north to the Illawarra in New South Wales, as well as Lord Howe Island. Its common name is derived from Moreton Bay in Queensland, Australia. It is best known for its imposing buttress roots. As Ficus macrophylla is a strangler fig, seed germination usually takes place in the canopy of a host tree and the seedling lives as an epiphyte until its roots establish contact with the ground. It then enlarges and strangles its host, eventually becoming a freestanding tree by itself. Individuals may reach 60 m (200 ft) in height. The large leathery, dark green leaves are 15–30 cm (6–12 in) long. 'wiki'

13. Australian Workman attire (tradie) seen at 1:10min

14. VB

15. Shandy 

Shandy (also called a "lemon shandy") is beer mixed with a lemon or a lemon-lime flavored beverage. The citrus beverage, often called lemonade, may or may not be carbonated. The proportions of the two ingredients are adjusted to taste but are usually half lemonade and half beer. Shandies are popular in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Canada (where they are sometimes known by the French name 'Panaché'). Wiki

16. Hills Hoist 

A Hills Hoist is a height-adjustable rotary clothes line, designed to permit the compact hanging of wet clothes so that their maximum area can be exposed for wind drying by rotation.

The Hills Hoist has been manufactured in Adelaide, South Australia by Lance Hill since 1945. The Hills Hoist and similar rotary clothes hoists remain a common fixture in many backyards in Australia and New Zealand. They are considered one of Australia's most recognisable icons, and are used frequently by artists as a metaphor for Australian suburbia in the 1950s and 1960s.[1] The opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics featured a sequence with giant Hills Hoist robots roaming around the arena. Although originally a product name, the term "Hills Hoist" became synonymous with rotary clothes hoists and clothes line in general, throughout Australia.

17. Surfers Paradise stubby holder - 

stubby holder is a fabric or foam sleeve that is designed to thermally insulate a beverage container, like a can or bottle.

18. Sydney Harbor bridge - 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Harbour_Bridge

19. Vegemite Toast

Vegemite (/ˈvɛɪmt/ VEJ-i-myte)[1][2] is a thick, dark brown[3] Australian food spread made from leftover brewers' yeast extract with various vegetable and spice additives. It was developed by Cyril Callister in MelbourneVictoria in 1922. 

20. Bunderberg Ginger Beer

The iconic taste of Bundaberg Ginger Beer starts with homegrown Aussie ginger, including ginger from our very own farm. Our Master Brewers then brew over 3 days to our traditional family recipe, the same we've used for 4 generations.Pour your brew into a glass and you'll see real ginger pieces floating throughout.

21. Milo

Milo is a chocolate and malt powder typically mixed with hot water or milk to produce a beverage popular in Oceania, South America, Southeast Asia and parts of Africa. Produced by Nestlé, Milo was originally developed by Australian inventor Thomas Mayne in 1934.

22. Cask Wine

Boxed wine (cask wine) is wine packaged in a bag-in-box. Wine is contained in a plastic bladder typically with an air-tight valve emerging from a protective corrugated fiberboard box. It serves as an alternative to traditional wine bottling in glass with a cork or synthetic seal. It is sometimes called goon,[1] goon box or goon bag when the inner bladder is removed from the outer box,[2] or "Chateau Cardboard" in Australia.[3]

In 1967, Australian inventor Charles Malpas and Penfolds Wines patented a plastic, air-tight tap welded to a metallised bladder, making storage more convenient. All modern wine casks now use some sort of plastic tap, which is exposed by tearing away a perforated panel on the box. For the next decades bag in a box packaging was primarily preferred by producers of less expensive wines as it is cheaper to fabricate and distribute than glass bottles.

23. Paul Hogan - thats not a knife

 24. Bob Hawke

Addressee on the package being sent out for delivery in 'bits of Australia' video

Robert James Lee HawkeAC, GCL (9 December 1929 – 16 May 2019) was an Australian politician who served as Prime Minister of Australia and Leader of the Labor Party from 1983 to 1991. He was also Member of Parliament (MP) for Wills from 1980 to 1992.


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