Share On facebook Share On facebook Share Share On vk Share On vk Share Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin Share On lineapp Share On lineapp Share On twitter Share On twitter Share Share On email Share On email Email Share On sms Share On sms Share On whatsapp Share On whatsapp Share On more Share On more More Share On tumblr Share On tumblr Share On link Share On link Share On copy Share On copy Copy Link G'day Australia! Reuters/Daniel Munoz "The Lucky Country" is a nickname for Australia taken from a 1964 book. Among other things, it has been used in reference to Australia's natural resources, weather, history, remoteness and other sorts of prosperity. Source: Wikipedia. 50 years after The Lucky Country's publication, here's 50 reasons why the book still makes sense. Penguin Books Penguin Books 1. We wake up to this every morning. Ryan Pierse / Getty Images / Via imgur.com 2. Or alternatively, this. Via imgur.com 3. And then we move to this. Via imgur.com 4. Or on weekends this. Via imgur.com 5. We keep relaxed hours. Via imgur.com 6. We don't overcomplicate things. Via imgur.com 7. Winter looks like this. Via imgur.com 8. Spring like this. Via Facebook: MeanwhileInAustralia 9. Summer like this. Via Facebook: MeanwhileInAustralia 10. Autumn like this. Via files.myopera.com 11. Christmas Day like this. Via imgur.com 12. Our weather basically rocks. Via cringel.com 13. Where would you rather be? Via imgur.com 14. On our national day, when we are all off work, we still get the beach to ourselves. Via aussievault.com.au 15. When you have 10,000+ beaches, there's usually a spare bit of sand to get the towel down on. Via justthetravel.com 16. Britain it's not. Via residentadvisor.net 17. Even our cops get in on the fun. Via imgur.com 18. So what else have we got going for us? Well, we're one of the most multicultural nations on Earth. Via imgur.com Straya! Via Facebook: MeanwhileInAustralia 19. Resource rich, we've got one of the world's strongest economies. Via designbuildsource.com.au 20. A long way from anywhere, we're one of the safest countries too. Via britz.com.au 21. Standing by your mates is our most important national characteristic. Via worldnomads.com 22. Mateship helps us cope with the occasional natural disaster. Via wikipedia.org 23. All Australians are equal in the eyes of God. Via imgur.com 24. We're happy to share our luck. Via imgur.com 25. And our wheels. Our hitchhikers are always up for a laugh. Via imgur.com 26. Did we mention that E.T. wants to have our babies? Via imgur.com 27. What about the calibre of our former leaders? Via imgur.com 28. The character of our current leader? Laura Jayes / Via twitter.com 29. The vision of our future leaders? Herald Sun / Via imgur.com 30. Basically our democracy is the envy of the world. Via imgur.com 31. We live with remarkably few restrictions on our liberty. Via imgur.com 32. Which gives us lots of time to pull off shit like this. Via leisuredive.com 33. And this. See? Life is sweet. Via Facebook: MeanwhileInAustralia 34. We have an informal approach to footwear. Via imgur.com 35. An informal approach to workwear too. Via imgur.com 36. An accommodating approach to dress generally. Via kigu.me 37. Thongs are even sold in vending machines. Via imgur.com 38. We have a relaxed approach to alcohol at sporting events. Via imgur.com 39. An accommodating approach to unusual games. Via Facebook: MeanwhileInAustralia 40. And the greatest non-alcoholic beverage on Earth if you're not drinking. Via imgur.com 41. With plenty of room to grow cattle, we enjoy the world's best BBQs. Via imgur.com 42. And the tastiest goodies. Via imgur.com 43. Lucky Brides get Lamington wedding cakes! Via Facebook: MeanwhileInAustralia 44. Everyone loves Freddo Frogs. But Caramello Koalas even more. Via imgur.com 45. We take Aussie values with us wherever we go. Via imgur.com 46. Whenever we come home, our hearts soar when we wake up to this. Via imgur.com 47. Most days ends with a sunset at least as good as this. Via imgur.com 48. See?! WOW! Via imgur.com 49. Yep, we're blessed. Via Facebook: anggos 50. See?! Via Facebook: 50shadesofstraya Share On facebook Share On facebook Share Share On vk Share On vk Share Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin Share On lineapp Share On lineapp Share On twitter Share On twitter Share Share On email Share On email Email Share On sms Share On sms Share On whatsapp Share On whatsapp Share On more Share On more More Share On tumblr Share On tumblr Share On link Share On link Share On copy Share On copy Copy Link Want more of the greatest Australian content BuzzFeed has to offer? Sign up for our "Meanwhile in Australia" newsletter! Sign up Great! You're almost there! Check your inbox and confirm your subscription now!