Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about.

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  1. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Another 20 cents worth. When I did my Masters I did an internship at the NMA. The curators their valued the wear and tear and scarification of an object over time as it provided clues to the objects narrative and journey. These become the narrative speach of an object as it circulates through the commodity market, community and also offers insight into the individuals it encountered on its journey. Its manufacture, individual ownership, where it was repaired how many times it was exchanged. The provenance speaks volumes about an object and its inscription tells the tale of its circulation as both a commodity with a monetary value and item of cultural exchange.
     


  2. Prince of Paisley

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    No but you can always catch the train out to Cabramatta.
     


  3. Dairy Phobic

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    Well shit, but I will be walking distance to school if I live in Lidcombe.

    safety or convenience, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. The thing is, many people online say Lidcombe is actually relatively safe, or they have a strong negative reaction to it? I google mapped the place, it doesn't look like the richest area, but it doesn't look like the hood either.


    And I said sydney winter sounds brutal because even though Canada is cold, central heating keeps indoors of all buildings at a toasty 21-23 celsius. I heard it can dip into single digits in sydney at nights in the winter because houses were built for summer. Good to hear it's not the case though
     
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  4. crappbag

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    Honestly, you will be fine in Lidcombe. It's basically suburbia with a high ethnic mix (chinese, vietnamese, lebanese, turkish).

    It's not the nicest area (compared to North or Eastern suburbs) but it's definitely not 'hood' either (e.g. Mt Druitt).
     


  5. Foxhound

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    Aren't you from Newcastle?
     


  6. JayH

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    /flamesuit on.
    After reading all the positive views on Rolex owners you guys have further convinced me that getting a submariner is the right move for a 20som
    ething guy that spends most Thursdays and Fridays at Establishment and Ryan’s Bar.
    What are the thoughts on second hand vs new? Where would you suggest the best place to purchase in Sydney, I don’t see myself going overseas anytime soon.
     


  7. Oli2012

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    Summer Hill.
     


  8. DartagnanRed

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    Wherever the most people can see you walking in and out. Also, make sure the store has a unique hashtag.
     


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    Auburn stinks. Lots of crimes and overall just dirty. Lots of refugees from countries you and I would never visit.
    There are different points of views - But I don't feel enthusiastic every morning going to work knowing big chunk of my hard earned cash is going to support these people and their families. And at the end of the day these people are always making it hard for the tax payers and their families. I hope my comments don't upset anyone.
     


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  11. Prince of Paisley

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    Yeah, too right, all those refugees clogging up the M4 and pushing up house prices!
     
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  13. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Plus if you're Canadian they have an ice hockey exhibition game at Olympic Park next to Lidcombe every year.

    And what you've heard about the lack of central heating is true - those old weatherboards have zero insulation and it does get nippy there in winter though not Canberra or Winnipeg cold.
     


  14. Journeyman

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    I have Canadian friends and they complain about how cold Australian houses are in winter. It's a great opportunity to tease them about how soft they've become since they moved to Australia.
     


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    Whenever I've bought antique cufflinks, the dealers have always advised me not to polish them, for this reason
     


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