I'm glad it all got sorted out. Don't mind these remarks. When i was on a trip to Germany (in high school), we went to our hosts' school to tell about Israel. People actually were shocked to discover we don't use camels as a means of transportation and that it's not all desert! Part of them was really surprised to find out that Israelis are mostly Jews
. And when Israelis hear about Russia, they are amazed to discover that in Moscow we had 4 different sorts of public transport. They always imagined bears and eternal winter. What can you do? Most of the people care about their own place and rarely get any interest of something beyond. Lucky, in these days of the internet, you can always google images and information.
Keep having a great time in Australia, I bet it's not all kangaroos