Making Waves In Australia
FACES April 2017
“G’day mate! Welcome to the Big Smoke!” Even though English is the official language of Australia, they say things a bit differently down under. Find out what else makes Sydney unique with this month’s issue of FACES.
The Sydney Opera House is one of the most iconic buildings of the world, but did you know that the architect who designed it never laid eyes on the finished opera house? Whether you climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge or have a sleepover at the Taronga Zoo, a day in Sydney is always full of adventure! Read about the fascinating culture of Australia’s Aboriginal people, watch a cricket match, and test your knowledge of Australian slang. Don’t miss these “bonzer” articles and activities:
“The Home of the Sydneysiders” by Marcia Amidon Lusted
“Architectural Delights: The Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge” by Christine Graf
“The Sydney Opera House: Jørn Utzon’s Greatest Symphony” by Christine Graf
“A Man and a Bridge: The Story of Paul Cave” by Christine Graf
“The Dreamtime of Australia’s Aboriginal People” by Colette Weil Parrinello
“Sleep Overnight and More at the Taronga Zoo” by Colette Weil Parrinello
“Celebrating Australia’s Past and Present in Sydney” by Sarah Roggio
“Do You Speak Strine?” by Virginia Schumacher
“A Bat with the Sydney Sixers” by Marcia Amidon Lusted
“The Bunyip: A Play Based on an Australian Folktale” by Pat Betteley
Regular features include High Five, At a Glance, Critter Corner, Your Turn, Dear Kylie, Where in the World?, Art Connection, Say What?, Fallen Quote, One Last Face, a crossword, and a contest!