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Cultures and traditions – 1

Cultures and traditions – 1

Australia and New Zealand

City life

There has always been a high concentration of urban and suburban dwellers, partly because the harsh physical environment has encouraged people to remain close to the fertile coastal areas. In 1991, 70 percent of Australians lived in thirteen cities that had more than 100,000 people and 39 percent of the population lived in Sydney and Melbourne.

Melbourne

Notions of national identity have long been framed around a distinction between the city and the bush, with urban and rural dwellers articulating different economic and social interests.

The cities are characterized by low–density housing and dependence on private cars. In recent decades there has been increased inner–city redevelopment aimed at attracting locals and tourists to central public shopping and recreational areas.

Read more here.

Adelaide – Adelaide Central Market

A fresh food market (since 1869). The Market offers a huge range of fresh food including fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, cheeses, bakery, small goods and health foods, along with some of Adelaide’s most popular cafes and eateries.

With over 8.5 million visitors every year, the Adelaide Central Market remains the food Mecca for multicultural cuisine and fresh produce.

Disabled Access

The Market stalls and shops are accessible by wheelchair. Accessible toilets are also available for visitors in the Gouger Dining area.

First nations – Dance

Know more about dance and culture through this First Nations Dance Rites video:

Fringe Festivals, Street theater and more

In many Australian cities, buskers or street performers, are giving great shows for an always changing audience, of all ages. the Adelaide Fringe Festival is world famous and attracts millions of visitors every year.

Adelaide Fringe Australia

Adelaide Fringe Festival

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