Australian Inspiration Quotes

Looking for an inspirational quote for your speech or essay? For wisdom or insights? Or some words for that special occasion? Maybe it's something to lift the spirit and bring a smile to your face? Or just for a laugh? Whatever it is, you'll find thousands of great Aussie quotes here.

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“This is the land of dreamings, a land of wide horizons and secret places. The first people, our ancestors, created this country in the culture that binds us to it.”

HETTI PERKINS, art curator and writer

australian aboriginal art

Photo: Gwion Gwion Aboriginal rock art, Tourism Western Australia

Photo: Ned Kelly. Sir Sidney Nolan 


“I have outlived that care that curries public favour or dreads the public frown? Let the hand of law strike me down if it will, but I ask that my story be heard and considered.."

NED KELLY 1850-1880, bushranger

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