A guide to the archetypal Australian male through the work of Ben Wood

Ben WoodThe Homo-sapien Australis or Australian male is a creature of juxtaposed qualities, yet balanced in its place in society. By no means as polished as its American counterpart but not as deceptive as the British, the Australian male is fairly average, and thus the female of the species should not over-think the Australian male.

Let commercial actor Ben Wood shed light on what makes up the archetypal Australian male:

The Australian male is a scruffy, knock-about every-man who, When finding a partner, often somehow bats above of his league.


He doesn’t always luck out with them though.


Perhaps because he is a wee-bit forgetful.


But he will clearly win the female over with his enthusiasm and passion.


And as a result, the right option to create a nest with.

Who will later set a good example for its offspring.

The Australian male is, to an extent, business-minded and entrepreneurial.

But in its pastime loves the great outdoors.

And getting back to nature with its fellow males.

Or residing in the safety of its own man-den.


And best of all women, you can always tell what its thinking.

  • Ben Wood is also busy in both theatre and TV, having just finished a season of BellShakespeare’s The Duchess of Malfi at the Sydney Opera House and last year in As You Like It and La Dispute on the stage and ABC’s My Place on TV. 

Colin Delaney


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