Rod at the National Museum of Australia

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The National Museum of Australia has plenty of interesting snippets from our past and not all of it is serious. For example in March 2009 there was an amazingly well preserved FJ Holden.

Near the ‘FJ’ is a stand with small speakers and a set of buttons so you can hear examples of Australian language – past and present. Santo Cilauro is one of the speakers, another is Rod Quantock.

If you visit the museum, make sure you hear Rod Quantock’s plea for the return of a word from his childhood.

Near the audio presentations are other language exhibits, explaining Aussie phrases past and present.

In the store there are nifty cartoons explaining some Aussie terms like Bludger, Bung, Dag, Pom, Snag and, surprisingly, Economic rationalism!

National Museum of Australia in Canberra. Entry to the main exhibits is free and parking is free too. Great views over Lake Burley-Griffin and useful place to start a lakeside walk.