Based on the data from the search/media portal, it seems that Aussies want an intriguing mixture of up-to-the-minute news combined with impossibly generic information. The late Steve Irwin topped the overall search table, followed by 'Beaconsfield miners'. Rather basic searches for jobs, cricket and recipes filled out the top five.
Technology made its best showing in the 'Products' category, with online adventure game Runescape topping the rankings and DVD recorders, file sharing software Limewire and digital cameras all featuring.
It also seems safe to assume that many of the other entertainment scandals which appear in the listings -- ranging from the Big Brother 'turkey slapping' incident to Kylie Minogue's comeback concerts -- were driven by a desire to locate illicit YouTube footage.
Yahoo!7 Top Searches 2007, overall
1. Steve Irwin
2. Beaconsfield miners
6. Petrol prices
7. Real estate
10. Daylight savings