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Six Things You Didn’t Know About Australian History

After watching a few episodes of the award winning series Redfern Now I was curious about the history of the show’s country, Australia. There are many topics the show touches on, but there’s even more that I didn’t know about Australia. Missing Prime Ministers, bullet-proof men robbing banks, and many other interesting things that you probably didn’t know about Australia either. Not only did Australians invent Wi-Fi, they also have some very large and some very small claims to land that make them a fascinating country to study.

Missing Prime Minister: Where’s Harold? 

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Looking good, Harold!

Here’s something you didn’t know about Australia: Australia once lost their leader at sea.

Harold Holt was the Prime Minister of Australia from 1966-67, wherein he mysteriously disappeared before the end of his term. Known for his strong swimming skills he would often venture out into dangerous waters where no other swimmers would go. He was known for being more akin to swimming than to walking, and said that he felt more at home in the sea. He likely died by swimming too far out and being unable to swim back to shore. He had a bad shoulder and his doctor advised against swimming that day, but Harold had his mind made up. 

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5 of the Best Political Parodies

For many years, comedians have used politicians as the focal point for jokes and political parodies. This form of comedy can also be seen on Vibrant TV Network’s hit show, At Home with Julia. The show follows the life of Australia’s former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard and her hairdresser, and boyfriend, Tim Mathieson.

The Australian actress, Amanda Bishop, nails the role of Gillard, who became Australia’s first female PM, holding office from 2010-2013. 

“At Home with Julia” repeatedly pokes fun at Mathieson for being a hairdresser, and insinuates that he’s inferior to Gillard, who deals with political issues like a food embargo and the former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, trying to sabotage her run as PM. 

We’ve seen the great comedians of our time use the likeness of politicians, such as Sarah Palin, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton on hit shows like “Saturday Night Live”, “Mad TV” and “The Tonight Show”.

Here’s a list of some our favorite political parodies of American politicians and presidential candidates. 

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