What the Locals Tell Me

The people of Melbourne take pride in living in this city, actually, they take pride of living in Australia. When talking to locals about my time in Australia, these are some of the facts about Australia and Melbourne that have come up.

  1. Koalas, quokka and kangaroos can be found nowhere else in the world.

    And because of this there are 5 Kangaroos for every 1 person living in Australia!

  2. The largest Greek population in the world beside Athens in Greece can be found in Melbourne, Victoria.

    I don’t remember how this came up in convo but its still pretty cool because Melbourne is so culturally diverse!

  3. Melbourne is considered the sporting capital of the world.

    And it is! It has giant stadiums for everything you can imagine! Footy, rugby, cricket, tennis, etc.

  4. In 1967 Australia’s prime minister, Harold Holt, went for a swim at Cheviot Beach and was never seen again.

    Yep, they assumed he drowned. However, a local friend says there are many conspiracy theories saying he did not drown.

  5. Melbourne has been ranked the worlds’ most liveable city for the past three years.

    Melbournians take pride in this one! I have definitely heard this a couple of times while being here. With the culture, lifestyle, people, and city, it’s not hard to see why its ranked that way.




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