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Events and Culture
Do you have a question regarding an event, or can the Embassy be of assistance with something you are organising?
Please email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Australian Embassy is keen to assist in any way that we can to promote the teachings of Australian history and culture. For that purpose, we have assembled some collections (flags, posters, books, etc.) which may be of use to you if you are a school, an organisation or individuals, who are studying or working with an Australian theme.
Some of our items you can borrow, but some of the items that we have you can have to keep. If you are a school, and you have a recurring theme about Australia, please contact us if you would like us to assist you in gathering a more permanent inventory to teach about Australia.
We are very proud of our Indigenous Kit, which will be familiar to many of the schools which have borrowed it over the years. It contains real boomerangs, indigenous musical instruments, informations booklets and other fabulous items, which gives your class a better feel and understanding of Australian aboriginal culture.
However, because of the high demand, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible if you would like to borrow it. For that same reason, you can only borrow it for 2 weeks at a time.
Here is a little look at what we currently have in our Embassy, which you can borrow:
- DVDs on Australian movies, culture, education, nature and study options
- CDs with Aboriginal and Australian folk songs
- Books: children books (in English) with Aboriginal themes, books on Australian nature, culture, architecture, language and history.
- Flags (fabric and paper), posters, pull-ups (for larger displays) and small stuffed animals
For a full listing, please have a look at our current exhibitions and resource kits.
If you are interested in teaching Aboriginal Studies - or have more background knowledge about Australian Aboriginal culture, you can download the "Teachers Notes" from the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Studies press. This is in collaboration with different schools in Australia, who teach Aboriginal culture.
The Australian Embassy has a desire to assist in the promotion of Australian events all around Denmark, Norway and Iceland. If you are an artist or if you are organising an event, please let us know! We can help spread the word through the social email list - Sign up for the VEGEMITE LIST
NOTE: The Embassy is not an advertising agency. If you want to promote an event via the Embassy, the event must be seen to be of interest to the Australian community.
The Australian Study Center at Copenhagen University runs lecture series about Australia. For further information, please see the center's website.
Enthusiastic players of popular Australian sports also live in Denmark, Iceland and Norway
|Australian Football||Danish Australian Football League (www.dafl.dk)|
*NEW* Copenhagen X-Men (Facebook) are setting up in Nørrebro in Copenhagen
Training location is at Stefans, Folevadsvej 3, 2400 København and games are played on
The Exiles Rugby Club
|Cricket||Danish Cricket Union (since 1866) http://cricket.dk/|
Copenhagen Netball Club http://www.netball.dk/ (bilingual club)
Copenhagen Hockey Club
Danish Boomerang Club is open to new participants. In Copenhagen, the Club meets on Saturdays between 10-12 a.m. on the open area beside the Pavilion in Fælledparken, when the weather allows it.
Cricket: The Norwegian Cricket Federation
Oslo Aliens Cricket Club
Rugby: Norges Rugbyforbund
The Australian Association Norway organises regular social events of interest to the Australian community in Norway.
The Southern Cross Club Denmark is a social club for Australians and New Zealanders in Denmark.
The Danish-Australian-New Zealand friendship society organises social and cultural events (mostly in Danish).
World War II
The website Allied Airmen 1939-45 lists all airmen buried in Denmark during World War II, including Australian soldiers. Plots, cemeteries, monuments and a number of crash sites are shown with exact positions on maps and photos