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Update - July 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015  
Posted by: Amalia Ridwan
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Featured Member Annie Morton, co-owner of Benson's NYC
Featured Member
Annie Morton, co-owner of Benson's NYC, a newly established bar/restaurant in Manhattan

Annie grew up in Wagga Wagga, NSW, before moving to Sydney for university. After working in sports media and marketing for five years as a project manager, she made the move to New York in 2012 to fulfill a lifelong dream of opening her own bar/restaurant. After three years managing The Australian NYC, she has recently opened Benson’s NYC with fellow Aussie Dave Peterson. On Manhattan's Lower East Side, Benson's NYC specializes in craft beer and gourmet shared plates. Read more about Annie's story.

Featured Dame Joan Sutherland Fund recipient
Gisella Campanelli, art conservator


  Emerging Australian art conservator, Gisella Campanelli, recently completed an internship at the American Museum of Natural History in New York focusing on ethnographic and natural science conservation. Read more about Gisella's experience which included working with ethnographic artifacts from across Asia and America, and natural specimens.

Westpac Summer Cruise
16 July - New York
Register now

 Rooftop Summer Social
6 August - New York
Find out more


16 July: American Australian Association's Westpac Summer Cruise - Register

16-18 July:
Sydney University Graduates Union of North America 25th Annual Meeting
- Find out more
21 July: AWNY event - Are you Leveraging and Growing your Talents in New York? - Register
6 August: Rooftop Summer Social  - Find out more

  Are you Leveraging and Growing your Talents in New York?
Join Australian Women in New York and award-winning author, speaker and business coach Sally Arnold as she delivers a dynamic career session.
Tuesday, 21 July | New York | All welcome
Register online.



USA Rugby Eagles v Qantas Wallabies
5 September 2015 - Soldier Field, Chicago
Get tickets
The Wallaby Windy City Experience
Australian Rugby Union is giving companies the opportunity to share in a unique sporting experience at the match in Chicago. Find out more.


Annual Wine Tasting Dinner
22 June, New York
See photos

  Australian Day
at the Franklin Zoo

28 May, Boston
See photos



Australia targets wealthy US entrepreneurs to relocate with $11.5 million investment, The American Bazaar
Want a better life? Move here, CNN Money
Why the land Down Under is worth the long haul, USA Today
Gumtree Mafia: The Aussie actors making it big in the US, The Daily Telegraph
100 Things You Can Only Do In Australia, Australian Traveller
Flinders Lane: A Taste Of Australia In New York's East Village, Forbes
Like Trade Winds, Aussie Indian Blows Into the East Village, New York Eater
Anthony Pratt throws first pitch, Pratt Industries website
Australian dollar strengthens as weak retail sales hit $US, The Sydney Morning Herald
World markets love Australian lamb as exports finish on record note for 2014-15, Sheep Central
Australia's Steph Catley Is the First Woman on the Cover of EA's FIFA, NDTV Gadgets

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