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A podcast about Brits down under in Australia by former UK radio newsreader turned podcaster, Anna Moran.

Britstralian Anna Moran

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A podcast about Brits down under in Australia by former UK radio newsreader turned podcaster, Anna Moran.

    10: From Coastal UK To Outback Australia

    10: From Coastal UK To Outback Australia

    Ken Sharpe emigrated from Bournemouth, UK to regional Australia in 2010.
    He moved more than 9,000 miles from a coastal town to Kalgoorlie, an outback city in Australia, where he works on gold mines. 
    The human resources advisor has become a bit of celebrity in the town over the past ten years, from making his radio debut as host of the weekly sports show to being a stand up comedian and an award winning photographer. 
    You can see Ken’s photography from outback Australia here:  https://www.instagram.com/kensharpe
    Bullet points of key topics & time stamps:  
     ● 02:12 – Ken explains how he ended up living in regional Australia
     ● 07:04 – Find out how far Ken lives from the coast
     ● 08:04 – Ken talks about the temperature in the outback city
     ● 11:05 – Find out how Ken found his first job
     ● 13:21 – The opportunities Ken has found in Kalgoorlie
    List of resources mentioned in episode, suggested reading & social media handles:  
     ● Information about regional work visas in Australia 
     ● Kalgoorlie on Wikipedia 
     ● Kalgoorlie Visitor Centre website 
     ● Ken’s lightening photo in Kalgoorlie’s local paper 
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    This episode is sponsored by Rubys Home Store (www.rubyshomestore.com.au).

    Quirky homewares, statement décor and best of British design in Australia.

    Use the code 'Britstralian' to get 10% off your order.

    Find them on Facebook and Instagram - follow  @rubys_homestore

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    This episode is sponsored by Pacdon Park (www.pacdon.com.au).

    Pacdon Park is the only free range British butchery in Australia providing products such as pork pies, black pudding and haggis.

    All of their products are made using traditional British recipes.

    Find them on facebook and instagram - follow @pacdonpark   
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    Britstralian Producer and Host: Anna Moran  
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    NOTE: The views and opinions shared by the guest(s) in this podcast are the views and personal experiences of the guest(s) and are not necessarily representative of the views or  opinions of Britstralian and the host.  

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    Britstralian acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on. The area now known as the City of Armadale was originally occupied by the Noongar people many thousands of years before European settlement. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.  

    • 17 min
    9: Setting Up A British Butchery In Australia

    9: Setting Up A British Butchery In Australia

    Jim Arrowsmith from Chorley in Lancashire arrived in Australia as a 20-year-old backpacker in 2006.
    After realising there was a huge gap in the Australian market for British foods, Jim and his mate Pete Tonge (real name) decided to make their own pork pies.
    The pair of British travellers set up a pork pie factory on a pig farm on the edge of the Australian outback.
    Fifteen years later, they now sell pork pies, haggis, black pudding and other British goods across Australia and their products have reached as far as Hong Kong.

    Bullet points of key topics & time stamps:  
    ●  01:14 – Jim tells us how it all came about
    ●  07:08 - Find out how many pork pies they make a week
    ●  09:57 – Jim talks about the nationality of his customers 
    ●  11:40 – Jim tells us what it’s like living in rural Australia
    ●  14:14 – How Jim met his British wife in Australia 
     List of resources mentioned in episode, suggested reading & social media handles:  
    ●  Pacdon Park Free Range British Butchery
    ●   Echuca Moama – where Jim makes his pork pies
    ● Echuca, Victoria on Wikipedia 
    ● Moama, New South Wales on Wikipedia

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    This episode is sponsored by Pacdon Park (www.pacdon.com.au).

    Pacdon Park is the only free range British butchery in Australia providing products such as pork pies, black pudding and haggis.

    All of their products are made using traditional British recipes.

    Find them on facebook and instagram - follow @pacdonpark  

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    Britstralian Producer and Host: Anna Moran  
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    Britstralian acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on. The area now known as the City of Armadale was originally occupied by the Noongar people many thousands of years before European settlement. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. 
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    NOTE: The views and opinions shared by the guest(s) in this podcast are the views and personal experiences of the guest(s) and are not necessarily representative of the views or  opinions of Britstralian and the host.  
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    • 18 min
    8: From British Backpacker To Aussie Mama

    8: From British Backpacker To Aussie Mama

    Sarah Vesty from Somerset arrived in Australia  on her own with a backpack and a six-month travel plan back in 2012. 
    Eight years on, she is still in Australia but is now married and a mum to her two little girls, Olivia and Ella.  
    Sarah talks about what it is like to raise children on the other side of the world from family.   
    Bullet points of key topics & time stamps:   
    ● 02:37 - Sarah tells us how she met her British husband whilst on her travels in Australia 
    ● 04:57 - Find out which visa enabled Sarah to stay in Australia  
    ● 06:05 - Sarah talks about raising children in Australia 
    ● 08:03 - Raising children with grandparents on the other side of the world  

    ●  12:35 - Find out what Sarah misses most about the UK  


    List of resources mentioned in episode, suggested reading & social media handles:   
    ● Australian Partner Visa  
    ● Australian Working Holiday Visa (417)  
    ● The Swan Valley region, Perth   


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    This episode is sponsored by True Blue Migration Services.     
    Take the FREE True Blue Migration Services assessment here to see if you’re eligible for an Australian visa: https://truebluemigration.com/assessment   
     This will go straight to a MARA-registered agent who will look over the information for you.   
     Find them on Facebook or email them at: info@truebluemigration.com  
    True Blue offer split payment options and are one of Australia's longest-established agencies, having been around for more than 14 years.   

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    Britstralian Producer and Host: Anna Moran  
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    Britstralian acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on. The area now known as the City of Armadale was originally occupied by the Noongar people many thousands of years before European settlement. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. 
     ***
    NOTE: The views and opinions shared by the guest(s) in this podcast are the views and personal experiences of the guest(s) and are not necessarily representative of the views or  opinions of Britstralian and the host.  
    See Buzzsprout’s Privacy Policy for Privacy Information.  

    • 21 min
    7: Outback Australia Motorcycle Crash Survivor

    7: Outback Australia Motorcycle Crash Survivor

    **WARNING** This episode features details of a serious road accident and includes some graphic details. 
    A 1,000 mile day trip along the edge of hot and dusty outback Western Australia turned into a disaster when Michael Pitt’s motorcycle hit a kangaroo.
    The father-of-three who emigrated to Australia from Devon with his wife and eldest child 15 years ago, was fortunate to have survived the serious accident in the very isolated Pilbara region of WA.
    The experienced motorcyclist was traveling from Karratha in the state’s far north down to Mandurah, just south of Perth in 2018 after a two week stint of shift work.  


    Bullet points of key topics & time stamps:  
    ● 03:21 – Michael describes the outback road he was traveling along
    ● 06:02 – Michael shares some of the dangers of traveling by road in outback Australia
    ● 10:13 – Michael tells us how he survived
    ● 12:03 – Michael talks about his injuries
    ● 17:25 – Find out whether the accident has put Michael off returning to the Pilbara region 


    List of resources mentioned in episode, suggested reading & social media handles:  
    ● Road Safety Advice for traveling in Western Australia’s north west
    ● The Pilbara region of Western Australia
    ● Western Australia

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    This episode is sponsored by Kilted Haggis.

    Authentic Scottish family serving popular food from their homeland at Grazeland in Melbourne.
    Open Friday from 5pm and Saturday/Sunday from 12pm.

    Follow them on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/kiltedhaggis19

    Add them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/kiltedhaggis19

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    Britstralian Producer and Host: Anna Moran
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    Website: www.britstralian.com

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    Britstralian acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on. The area now known as the City of Armadale was originally occupied by the Noongar people many thousands of years before European settlement. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. 
     *** 

    NOTE: The views and opinions shared by the guest(s) in this podcast are the views and personal experiences of the guest(s) and are not necessarily representative of the views or  opinions of Britstralian and the host.
    See Buzzsprout’s Privacy Policy for Privacy Information.

    • 18 min
    6: A Facebook Community For Brits In Perth

    6: A Facebook Community For Brits In Perth

    ‘Poms in Perth’  has 27,000 Facebook members and is one of the largest social media groups dedicated to Brits living in Australia.  
    Russell Burder, who emigrated from Canvey Island, Essex as an offshore surveyor in 2006, originally set up the group to keep in touch with his friends.
    He explains how the group's membership has exploded and tells us what has kept him on the other side of the world.  
    Bullet points of key topics & time stamps: 
    ● 00:51 – find out what ‘POM’ stands for (also written as “POME and “POHM”)
    ● 01:29 – find out about how the Facebook group was set up accidentally
    ● 04:38 – Russ talks about why his Facebook group is useful to Brits living abroad
    ● 12:48 - Russ tells us how he was sponsored by his employer to come to Australia 
    ● 20:55 - Russ explains what FIFO (‘fly-in-fly-out’) work is  


    List of resources mentioned in episode, suggested reading & social media handles:  
    ● Poms in Perth Facebook group (membership is limited to Brits living in Perth, Australia) 
    ● Read more about the convicts who were shipped to Australia  
    ● More information on sponsorship visas


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    This episode is sponsored by The Scot Box. 

    A range of novelty Scottish care packages for "tartan hearts near and far who love the nostalgic taste of hame!"

    Follow them on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/thescotboxscotland/

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    Britstralian Producer and Host: Anna Moran
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    Website: www.britstralian.com

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    Britstralian acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on. The area now known as the City of Armadale was originally occupied by the Noongar people many thousands of years before European settlement. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. 
     *** 

    NOTE: The views and opinions shared by the guest(s) in this podcast are the views and personal experiences of the guest(s) and are not necessarily representative of the views or  opinions of Britstralian and the host.
    See Buzzsprout’s Privacy Policy for Privacy Information.

    • 25 min
    5: Migrating To Australia In A Pandemic

    5: Migrating To Australia In A Pandemic

    Ross Johnston is a secondary school teacher from Reading who migrated to Australia with his wife and two year old daughter in September 2020. 
    Within three months of arriving they had bought their five-bedroom detached home with a swimming pool in Brisbane. 
    In this episode Ross discusses salary, childcare, cost of living and finding a job. 
    The Johnston family document their new lives in Australia on their YouTube channel, ‘That Johnston Life’. 
    Bullet points of key topics & time stamps:  
     ● 00:59 – Ross explains how the flight caps to Australia affected their move 
     ● 07:21 – Ross talks about how much more he earns as a teacher in Australia 
     ● 09:20 – the Australian equivalent of Ross’ three-bed semi-detached house in the UK 
     ● 11:09 – Ross talks about the cost of child care  
     ● 17:09 - how Ross found his teaching job  
    List of resources mentioned in episode, suggested reading & social media handles:  
     ●  Video: We Emigrated to Australia During A Global Pandemic 
     ● Seek: Job Search Website, Australia 
     ● Realestate.com.au: Property Search Website, Australia 


    *** 
    This episode is sponsored by True Blue Migration Services.  
    Take the FREE True Blue Migration Services assessment here to see if you’re eligible for an Australian visa: https://truebluemigration.com/assessment 
    This will go straight to a MARA-registered agent who will look over the information for you.  
    Find them on Facebook or email them at: info@truebluemigration.com  
    True Blue offers split payment options and are one of Australia's longest-established agencies, having been around for more than 14years.  
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    Britstralian Producer and Host: Anna Moran 
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    Britstralian acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on. The area now known as the City of Armadale was originally occupied by the Noongar people many thousands of years before European settlement. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
    *** 

    NOTE: The views and opinions shared by the guest(s) in this podcast are the views and personal experiences of the guest(s) and are not necessarily representative of the views or  opinions of Britstralian and the host.
    See Buzzsprout’s Privacy Policy for Privacy Information.

    • 22 min

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