With over 5 million inhabitants, Sydney, Australia the biggest city in Australia. The land that Sydney stands on today has been populated by indigenous Australians for more than 30,000 years – probably much longer in fact. Universal English College stands on the lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation and we proudly acknowledge the traditional owners of the land.
Today, Sydney is a very multicultural city with more than 30% of the population of Sydney born overseas. If your only image of Australia is surfers with blonde hair like Chris Hemsworth (the actor who plays Thor in the Marvel movies!), then you need to know – Australian’s come in every shape, colour, and creed. While Australia’s English heritage is well known, there were nearly as many Irish and Scottish at some points. Just as important is to know that Italian, Greek, and Chinese immigrants were helping build the country we’ve become since well before 1900. Throughout the second half of the 1900s Germans, Pilipinos, Turkish, Lebanese and Vietnamese immigrants amongst so many others have been a huge part of making Australia what it is today. You definitely can’t tell an Aussie by their ‘ethnicity’!