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Many Australias

Australians have always been over-concerned about what the BBC thinks about us but this BBC man may be onto something. ‘A common failing of these kinds of columns [about national identity, often around Australia Day] is that they insist on defining a singular Australia rather than acknowledging that there are many Australias. This, after all, is a nation that defies neat encapsulation.’ Nick Bryant, The Rise and Fall of Australia: How a Great Nation Lost Its Way (2014)