This documentary is from 2007 but it is the first I have seen of it. The three accents that linguists identify in Australia are the broad, the general and the received accent. The first is the think Queenslander accent, the general is the standard Australian accent (which I speak) and the received accent is the Australian accent with British overtones that many older Australians speak and is largely a remnant of the cultural cringe.
Anecdotal, but I have noticed in the United States that people have difficulty understanding me when the sentence I am speaking has lots of 'r' sounds in it. For instance, try ordering a Harp Lager in an Australian accent in the United States and it is fascinating what people think you have asked for. One time I was offered hot water. My American wife likes to tell the story when we were on Hamilton Island and a young Australian girl said was should try "Snow Queen." My wife later worked out she had said snorkeling.
These days Australians think I am American and Americans think I am Australian. It is most likely because my pronunciation of the 'r' sound is hardening up through having to communicate daily with Americans for the last fifteen years. The documentary identifies the 'r' sound as the quintessentially Australian part of the accent and the most identifiable.
I also used to run into issues in the United States when I first came over when having to spell my name since it contains multiple vowels. Americans confuse the vowel sounds for each other when the Australian accent pronounces them. It made for some entertaining phone calls. These days much is done over the internet and it is not as necessary to spell names and addresses over the phone so things are easier in that respect.
Phoenix Eats Out is the restaurant review site for Phoenix, Scottsdale and Old Town Scottsdale which lists the modernist and contemporary restaurants, taverns and bars in the greater Phoenix area.
This is the list of the most popular restaurants pages from phoenixeatsout.com that have been viewed the most;
Arizona is an outdoor state and has lots of hiking in the city and around the state. Phoenix is unusual for most cities in having several large mountains in the center of the city with great hiking. Anyone who comes to Phoenix has to do the Echo Canyon trail on Camelback and the Summit Hike on Squaw Peak or Piesta Peak. The views of the city, suburbs and surrounding mountains are wonderful from Camelback and Piesta Peak.
For more experienced hikers there is the McDowell Mountains in North Scottsdale that has several difficult and strenuous hikes in Tom's Thumb and Bell Pass. Alternatively, you can hike the highest mountain in Arizona. At 12,600 feet Humphrey's Peak is a long and difficult hike.
Alternate Australian Constitutions
Between 2004 and 2009 this site, southsearepublic.org, was a constitutional blog based on scoop which focused on Australian and global constitutional issues.
One of the strongest aspects of it was the development of constitutions by those involved in the blog. These constitutions are the outcome:
I am an Australian living in the United States as a permanent resident.
I am a software developer by trade and mostly work in Java and jump between middleware and front end.
I originally worked in the New York area of the United States in telecommunications before moving to Washington DC and
working in a mix of telecommunications, energy and ITS. I started my own software company before heading out to
Arizona and working with Shutterfly. Since then I have joined a startup in the Phoenix area and am thoroughly enjoying myself.
I do a lot of photography which I post on this website, but also on flickr. I have a photo-journalistic website which lists
the modernist and contemporary restaurants in phoenix. I have a site on the Australian Flying Corps [AFC] which has been around since the 1990s and which I unfortunately
lost the .org URL to during a life event; however, it is under the www.australianflyingcorps.com URL now.
The AFC website has gone through several iterations since the 90s and the two most recent are Australian Flying Corps Archives(2004-2002) and
Australian Flying Corps Archives(2002-1999) which are good places to start.