There are about 22 million people in Australia, in a cultural mix
from about 200 different countries from all the world's continents.
Firstly, there are the indigenous people. There are two distinctive
groups of them - Torres Strait Islanders and Aboriginal people.
Indidgenous people today make up 2.5% of the total population of
Since 1788, Australia started to also have British and Irish
population, and since the gold rushes some other nationalities. Since
the Second world war Australian population increased with many
other nationalities. Today, over a quarter of Australian population was
Such great mix makes Australia very rich in cuisine, traditions and
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