What is a Pom?
What is dinky-di?
Inquiring minds want to know
In the absence of a native Aussie explanation, I'll venture this:
Pommie is a semi-derogatory term (as is "Limey") for a Brit. amongst possible origins are: Acronyms: POME, prisoner of Mother England, or
POHM - prisoner of Her Majesty.
Both resulting from the transportation of career criminals (or "serious offence" prisoners) to Van Diemens Land (now Tasmania). In my opinion giving rise to the phrase "A fate worse than death".
Alternatively, from the colour of the skin of the new arrivals when exposed to the sun; pomegranate coloured - pinkish.