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Dec 21 2010

Icons of Australia and England

Looking at Icons of the two countries today, and noticed some very interesting “things” (people, places and events) that are listed as national icons.

Australia England
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags Alice In Wonderland
Aerogard The Angel Of The North
Aeroplane jelly The Archers
AFL The Works Of Beatrix Potter
Akubra hat Big Ben
Alice Springs Camel Cup Blackpool Tower
Anzac Day The Bobby
Arnott’s biscuits Bonfire Night
Backyard cricket Bowler Hat
‘Banjo’ Paterson Brass Bands
Banksia Brick Lane
Barbeque Buckingham Palace
Birdsville Track The Bulldog
Boiling the billy The Novels Of Charles Dickens
Bushfire Cheddar Cheese
Canning Stock Route Chicken Tikka Masala
Captain Starlight The Co-Operative Movement
Charles Kingsford Smith Coronation Street
Coat of Arms Cricket
Corroboree A Cup Of Tea
Cradle Mountain Damien Hirst’S Shark
Crocodile Doctor Who
Crossing the Nullarbor The Domesday Book
Daintree Rainforest English Eccentricity
Damper Eden Project
Don Bradman The Fa Cup
Dot paintings Fish And Chips
Douglas Mawson Fox-Hunting And The Ban
Drizabone coat Full English Breakfast
Drought English Garden
Emu Glastonbury Festival
FJ Holden Globe Theatre
Flannel flower Hadrian’S Wall
Flies The Hay Wain
Flood Hedges
Frill-necked lizard Henry Moore’S Sculptures
Gallipoli Hms Victory
Gibb River Road Holbein’S Henry Viii
Gold The Iron Bridge
Great Barrier Reef James Bond
Gum tree Jerusalem
High country cattleman The King James Bible
Hills Hoist The Lake District
Homestead Land Rover
Indian Pacific Lindisfarne Gospels
Kakadu The Lord Of The Rings
Kangaroo Ls Lowry’S Figures
Kelpie Magna Carta
Koala Marmite
Kookaburra The Mini
Lamingtons Miniskirt
Melbourne Cup Monty Python
Merino sheep Morris Dancing
Mortein Mrs Beeton’S Book Of Household Management
Mt Kosciuszko Narrowboats On Canals
My country Notting Hill Carnival
Nancy-Bird Walton Oak Tree
Ned Kelly Ordnance Survey Maps
Opera House The Origin Of Species
Platypus Oxbridge
Qantas The Oxford English Dictionary
Roadtrain The Pantomime
Royal Flying Doctor Service Parish Church
School of the Air The Peak District
Surf lifesaver The Phone Box
Surfing The Pint
Sydney Harbour Bridge Pride And Prejudice
The anthem The Pub
The Australian flag Punch And Judy
The boomerang Queen’S Head Stamp
The Bush Queuing
The bushranger Roast Beef And Yorkshire Pudding
The convict The Robin
The desert Robin Hood
The didgeridoo Rolls-Royce
The Digger The Rose
The Drover The Routemaster Bus
The Eureka Flag Rugby
The Ghan The Scouts
The Gold Miner Seaside Pier
The Man from Snowy River English Sense Of Humour
The Outback Sgt. Pepper’S Lonely Hearts Club Band
The picnic Sherlock Holmes
The Shearer The Spitfire
The Southern Cross Ss Empire Windrush
The swagman St George’S Flag
Toyota Landcruiser Stiff Upper Lip
Twelve Apostles and Great Ocean Road Stonehenge
Two-up Sutton Hoo Helmet
Uluru The Thames
Ute The Black Cab
Vegemite Tower Of London
Verandah and corrugated-iron roof The Tube Map
Victa lawnmower The V-Sign
Waltzing Matilda The Weather
Water tank Westminster Abbey
Wattle White Cliffs Of Dover
Windmill Wimbledon
Wombat Winnie-The-Pooh
Zinc sunscreen York Minster

Sources:

More Icons at: Icons of Queensland

For Books with Free Delivery to Australia: BookDepository UK and USA

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