Australians have come to be known for many stereotypical things: throwing another shrimp on the barbie, binge drinking Fosters, and celebrating their convict ancestors. While some parts of the Australians’ reputation are rooted in fact, many are outdated and misleading. Read on to discover the truth about 7 dumb myths you probably believe about Australia.
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It’s All a Desert Wasteland
Although the Outback makes up the largest part of the Australian landmass, it isn’t the only ecosystem on the island. Australia is full of tropical rainforests, mountain ranges, and coastal areas. The bulk of Australia’s population is concentrated in the major cities of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth, but there are over 600,000 people that call the vast desert area in the center of Australia home. Many of the inhabitants of the Outback are Indigenous Australians, who have lived in this area for centuries and make huge sacrifices in order to raise their family in their ancestral home.