What makes Australians uniquely Australian? An essential, comprehensive guide for every Aussie packed with fascinating and humorous facts, figures, and quotations about our politics, our icons, literature and language, sport, flora and fauna, key dates, and events. It's been a long step in a short time from meat pies, football, kangaroos, and Holden cars to iPods, lattes, Facebook, and Masterchef. David Dale chronicles how it happened in this definitive reference book about the unclassifiable country. Instead of boasting about what makes Australia great, The Little Book of Australia explains what makes us unique—for better and for worse. Here is everything you need to know about the anthropology of the Australian tribe. Common and uncommon knowledge about the myths, attitudes, jokes and journeys that make them Aussies, it's a treasure trove for any visitor.