Glossary

Accolades

a recognition of merit, as an award, honour or public tribute

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Australian Bureau of Statistics is Australia's official statistical organisation. It assists and encourages informed decision-making, research and discussion within governments and the community, by providing a high quality, objective and responsive national statistical service.

British Empire

the territories, countries, dominions, colonies, protectorates, dependencies, trusteeships, etc., collectively, under the control of the British Crown

Census

an official record of inhabitants, with details as to age, sex, pursuits, employment, etc.

Condemning

pronouncing judgement on; expressing strong disapproval of

Contemporary

1. belonging to the same time; existing or occurring at the same time

2. of the same age or date

3. of the present time

4. in the most modern style; up-to-date

Coronation

the act or ceremony of investing a monarch, etc., with a crown

De-ethnicise

the act of removing an ethnic or cultural identity

Democracy

1. government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system

2. a state of society characterised by formal equality of rights and privileges

3. political or social equality; democratic spirit

Earl

a British nobleman ranked immediately below a marquess and immediately above a viscount

Exemplar

a model or pattern to be copied or imitated

Exploitation

unfair use, usually for profit or selfish gain

Gaelic

noun—the Celtic language and culture of ancient Ireland and any of the languages that developed from it (Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic and Manx, of the Isle of Man)

adjective—of or relating to the Gaels or their language

Influx

the arrival of people or things in large numbers or great quantity

Monarch

a hereditary sovereign with more or less limited powers, as a king, queen, emperor, etc.

Onslaught

an onset, assault or attack, especially a vigorous or furious one

Paralympics

an international sporting competition for disabled athletes, modelled on the Olympic Games and occurring immediately after them; first held in the 1960s

Persists

continues steadily or firmly in some state, purpose, course of action or the like, especially in spite of opposition

Realms

royal domains; kingdoms: the realm of England

Rule of law

the idea that all people are equal before the law, and that the government is subject to the law

Segregating

separating or setting apart from the others or from the main body; isolating

Sought

past tense and past participle of seek

Sponsors

1. Someone who vouches or is responsible for a person or thing

2. a person or organisation that:

  • ·         finances a radio or television program in return for advertisement of a commercial product, a service, etc.
  • finances an entertainment or sporting event in return for advertising and marketing rights

Suggestive

such as to suggest something improper or indecent

Unaesthetic

unattractive; offending the aesthetic sense

Viscount

a British nobleman next below an earl or count and next above a baron