MOVING TO AUSTRALIA
South Africa - Australia
Best removal company ever! We stored our entire household contents with Execu move. Thereafter we had it shipped. Everything was still as we had last seen it in SA. We were so impressed by the service received by Tatum and her team that we have contacted her again for another move. Thank you Tatum and everybody else that made this move so easy.
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
Points of Interest
Since 1788, the primary influence behind Australian culture has been Anglo-Celtic Western culture, with some Indigenous influences. The divergence and evolution that has occurred in the ensuing centuries has resulted in a distinctive Australian culture. Since the mid-20th century, American popular culture has strongly influenced Australia, particularly through television and cinema. Other cultural influences come from neighbouring Asian countries, and through large-scale immigration from non-English-speaking nations.
Miles Franklin is the namesake of Australia's most prestigious literary prize, awarded annually to the best novel about Australian life. Its first recipient, Patrick White, went on to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1973. Australian winners of the Booker Prize include Peter Carey, Thomas Keneally and Richard Flanagan. Author David Malouf, playwright David Williamson and poet Les Murray are also renowned literary figures.
Many of Australia's performing arts companies receive funding through the federal government's Australia Council. There is a symphony orchestra in each state, and a national opera company, Opera Australia, well known for its famous soprano Joan Sutherland. At the beginning of the 20th century, Nellie Melba was one of the world's leading opera singers. Ballet and dance are represented by The Australian Ballet and various state companies. Each state has a publicly funded theatre company.
The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906), the world's first feature length film, spurred a boom in Australian cinema during the silent film era. After World War I, Hollywood monopolised the industry, and by the 1960s Australian film production had effectively ceased. With the benefit of government support, the Australian New Wave of the 1970s brought provocative and successful films, many exploring themes of national identity, such as Wake in Fright and Gallipoli, while "Crocodile" Dundee and the Ozploitation movement's Mad Max series became international blockbusters.
Australia has two public broadcasters (the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the multicultural Special Broadcasting Service), three commercial television networks, several pay-TV services, and numerous public, non-profit television and radio stations. Each major city has at least one daily newspaper, and there are two national daily newspapers, The Australian and The Australian Financial Review.
SPORT & RECREATION
Sport is an important part of Australian culture dating back to the early colonial period. Cricket, Australian Football, Rugby League, Rugby union, and Horse racing are among the earliest organized sports in Australia. About 24% of Australians over the age of 15 regularly participate in organised sporting activities.
The Australia national cricket team represents the country of Australia in international cricket. It is the joint oldest team in Test cricket history, having played in the first ever Test match in 1877. The Australian national cricket team have participated in every edition of the Cricket World Cup. Australia have been very successful in the event, winning the tournament five times, the record number.
Australia is unique in that it has professional leagues for four football codes. Australian rules football, the world's oldest major football code and Australia's most popular sport in terms of revenue and spectatorship, originated in Melbourne in the late 1850s, and predominates in all states except New South Wales and Queensland, where rugby league holds sway, followed by rugby union. Australia is a powerhouse in water-based sports, such as swimming and surfing. The surf lifesaving movement originated in Australia, and the volunteer lifesaver is one of the country's icons. Nationally, other popular sports include horse racing, basketball, and motor racing.
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5 star service. The service and the after service we received from execumove and their team was incredible. We have never seen such amazing packing before. Thank you!
WHY USE EXECU-MOVE?
- Moving service nationwide with main branches in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. We pack and move your possessions worldwide with skill and care.
- A range of storage and furniture moving services - we help you plan your move around your needs, timescale and budget.
- Friendly and personal service from our reliable teams – we take the stress and worry out of moving.
- Branches nationwide – we have a local office that can provide a quote near you.
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