Australiana: Bush Week

Russell CoightI’ve just discovered the definition and history of a famous Australianism:

Whaddya think this is? Bush Week!?

Bush Week: “A fictitious festive week when country people come to town and are easy targets for con men.”

The ABC’s Kel Richards sheds light on other terms and phrases here. (Note: Since they re-did their site, Bush Week no longer seems to be in the list)


  1. Gordon Barlow
    July 3, 2005
    1:12 pm

    “page not found”, when I click on the Kel Richards link above.

  2. Thanks for spotting that. The ABC have re-done their site and the structure’s changed. Link has been updated…