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豪の謎な「マンゴ・ミステリー」が解けちゃった

big-mangoオーストラリアの不思議なキッチュオな町おこしオブジェ「Big Things」のひとつである重さ10トンに高さ約4メートルのBig Mangoが今週一旦盗まれたり、見つけられたりして、これに関連して最終的にさまざまな出来事がチキンチェーン店のPRスタントであったことが26日付で分かった。
 Big Mangoは、豪北部クィーンズランド州にある同国マンゴ生産一ボエンという町に2002年に地域名物を称えるうえに観光を促進するために設置された。
 設置してから2007年にヒュー・ジャックマンニコール・キッドマン主演「オーストラリア」のロケ地となった期間を除けば同町が平凡な田舎町としてやってきたが、今週24日となったいきなり有名な町象徴ひとつであるBig Mangoの姿が消えていた。
 同日、監視カメラが撮影した映像では同オブジェをクレーンが運んでる場面が映られている、という発表があった。
 また、翌日、同町内にシートに囲まれている巨大マンゴが見つけられた。
 そして、見つかったと同時に米国ファストフードチェーンであるナンドーズが「ボエンの方々に感謝しています。少しの間あなたたちのマンゴをお借りしております。ちゃんと戻すととも理由などを説明いたします」と豪法人ウェブサイトで声明文を出した。
熱帯雨林地の美味しい宝物のBig Mango
Big Thingsクイーンズランド州編
Where the Cluck is the Bowen Big Mango?
Big Mango tourist attraction stolen from Bowen has been found
‘Stolen’ big mango revealed as a hoax by Nando’s

Australiana for Australia Day

Austentayshus オーストラリア人コメディアンオーステン・テーシャス氏*が1983年豪州象徴的なものや地名などのごろ合わせによって詩「Australiana」で全国一世風靡し、No. 1ヒットとなった。かなりやばい言葉使いであり、色な所で放送禁止となった。
1月26日建国近年日にあたる「Australia Day」にちなんで、下記再現する。お楽しみ。

    Australiana


Sittin’ at home last Sunday mornin’ me mate Boomer rang (boomerang). Said he was havin’ a few people around for a barbie, Said he might cook a burra (kookaburra) or two.
I said, “Sounds great, will Walla be (wallaby) there?”
He said “Yeah and Veggie might (Vegemite) come too”.
So I said to the wife “Do you wanna Go Anna (goanna)?”. She said “I’ll go if Din goes (dingoes).”
So I said “What’ll (wattle) we do about Nulla?”
He said “Nulla bores (Nullarbor) me to tears, leave him at home.”

We got to the party about two and walked straight out the kitchen to put some booze in the fridge. And you wouldn’t believe it, there’s Boomer’s wife Warra sittin there tryin to plait a puss (platypus)!
Now, I don’t like to speak ill o’ Warra, (Illawarra), but I was shocked. I mean, how much can a koala bear?
So I grabbed a beer, flashed me wanga at ‘er (Wangarratta) and went out and joined the party.
Pretty soon Ayers rocks in and things really started jumpin.’
This Indian girl, Marsu, turns up, dying to go to the toilet but she couldn’t find it.
I said to me mate Al, “Hey, where can Marsu pee, Al? (marsupial)
He said “She can go out back (Outback) with the fellas, she’s probably seen a cock or two. (cockatoo)
Well, just then Warra comes out of the kitchen with a few drinks for everybody.
Fair dinkum, you’ve never seen a cooler barmaid (coolabah).
I grabbed a beer and said, “Thanks Warra, tah. (warratah)”
A couple of queens land (Queensland) at the party, one smellin’ pretty strongly of aftershave. One of ’em sat down next to me and I turned to him and I said, “Ya know mate, you reek a’ Stockade (Eureka Stockade).”
It was a really hot day; Osko felt like a swim. He said to Ina, “Do you want a have a dip in the river, Ina? (Riverina)” She said “I haven’t got my cozzie, Osko (Kosciusko).”
Well, Bo says, “Come in starkers, what’ll they care? (wattle, Lake Eyre)”
Ina says, “What, without so much as a thread, Bo? (Thredbo). Ah, perish the thought (Perisher)! Has Youcum been in (Eucumbene) in yet?”
A few of the blokes decided to play some cricket. Boomer says “Why doesn’t Wom bat? (wombat). Yeah, and let Tenter field (Tenterfield).”
He said I should have a bowl but I was too out of it to play cricket so I suggested a game of cards. I said to Lyptus, “Wanna game of euchre, Lyptus (eucalyptus)?”
He said, “There’s no point mate, Dar wins (Darwin) every time.”
Well Bill said he’d like a smoke. Nobody knew where the dope was stashed. I said “I think Maree knows (merinos).”
But I was just spinning a bit of a yarn.
Barry pulls a joint out of his pocket. Bill says “Great! Barrier Reefer (Great Barrier Reef). What is it mate?”
“Noosa Heads (Noosa Heads) of course. Me mate Ada laid (Adelaide) ’em on me.”
And it was a great joint, too. Blew Mountains away (Blue Mountains). And his three sisters (Three Sisters).
Well, I thought I’d roll one meself. I said, “Chuck us the Tally Ho, Bart (Hobart).”
He said, “They’re out on the lawn, Ceston. (Launceston). Can you get em for us?” Bernie (Burnie) says, “It’s okay mate, she’s apples, I’ll get em for ya.”
Just then, Alice springs (Alice Springs) into action, starts to pack Billabong (billabong). And you wouldn’t believe it, the bongs broken. I said “Lord, how? (Lord Howe)”
“Hey, man (Hayman,” somebody says, “Will a didgeri do? (didgeridoo)”
“Hummmmm mummmm mummmmm mummmmm maybe it’ll have ta.”
I look in the corner and there’s Bass sittin there, not getting into it, not getting out of it. I said “What, is Bass straight (Bass Strait) or somethin’?”
Boomer says, “As a matter a fact mate, he’s a cop.”
I said “Ya jokin’ mate, a cop? I’m getting outta here, lets go, Anna.”
She said, “No way, I’m hangin round till Gum leaves (gum leaves). Besides, I don’t wanna leave Jack around a (jacardanda) party on his own. Have you seen him? I think he’s trying to crack on to Woomba (Toowoomba) He’s already tried to mount Isa (Mount Isa). And he’ll definitely try to lead you astray, Liana. (Australiana!)”

メルボルンが「豪州最高都市」と同国旅行業界紙が発表

Melbourne メルボルンがオーストラリア最高な都市だ、と豪旅行業界紙「Australian Traveller」2013年読者賞発表版で報道した。
 メルボルンがシドニーの代わりに1位となったが「豪食文化の都」とされた同市が最大ライバルであるシドニーに負け、豪最大都市であるシドニーが「ベスト・パブ賞」と「ベスト・レストラン賞」を両方とも受賞した。
 その他の賞も以下を含めた。
*ベスト・旅行体験:クイーンズランド州の海辺
*ベスト・町:デイルズフォード(ビクトリア州)
*ベスト・夏休み:ヌーサ(クイーンズランド州)
*ベスト・冬休み:メルボルン
*最もロマンティックな旅行できるところ:メルボルン
*最高な鉄道での旅:ガーン