Pavlova is one of Australia's national dishes. Unless of course you're from New Zealand in which case it's origin is hotly debated. They both stake a big claim to it. A few years ago I had dinner with a group of people (one of whom was a Kiwi) and she was so angered (and got in such a huff) that I thought the dish came from Australia that I eventually conceded that the dish must surely be from New Zealand even though I didn't really know (or care).
If you want to read Wikipedia's thoughts on the matter you can go here
Amy made a lovely Pavlova on Saturday (thereby underlining Australia's rights to the title) here's a pic.