“It is not strange that so far ingenuity, universal approval, or general
consensus of opinion, call it what you will, has not up till the present
given us an Australian national dish? Although tea and damper instinctively
arise in the mind when the matter is referred to, yet I take it that we
would all repel such an accusation if leveled against us”
Excerpt from The art of living in Australia.
Philip E. Muskett, 1893
123 years later we are still pondering on that question!