Presentation on theme: "Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, Antarctica. Australian Aborigines Aborigine = “native” Hunters Land sacred Polytheistic Arrived in Australia."— Presentation transcript:
Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, Antarctica
Australian Aborigines Aborigine = “native” Hunters Land sacred Polytheistic Arrived in Australia over 40,000 years ago (yes, really, not a typo) MAORI: Indigenous peoples of New Zealand
Depicts deep meaning told through stories Symbols represent natural surroundings. Thunder & Lightening ABORIGINAL ARTWORK
“First Fleet”: 11 British ships sailed from England (1787) to est. colony in Australia. Seeking: spices, tea, luxury goods. Cleared land for agriculture & farming, relocated aborigines. Australian Gold Rush (1851) brought Europeans. British convicts built infrastructure. After WWII, Australian gov’t promoted European immigration.
Australia: developed, modern free market economy. Abundant natural resources Impacted by US/European Economic issues. New Zealand: economy: Wool, switched to exporting frozen meat/dairy products as a result of colonization.
Australia: greenhouse gas pollution a MAJOR problem – 2010 govt enacted controls. Education in the isolated Outback: School via radio, , video, satellite. 90% of population of Australia: European descent
Group of islands located in South Pacific Ocean. Mostly mountainous terrain. Temperate climate with sharp regional contrasts.
1000’s of tiny islands scattered between Hawaii & The Philippines. Subregions: Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia. Economy: Fishing. Over-fishing…economic problem. Island life: simple, complex customs & rituals.
Site of US nuclear testing Radiation prevented natives from returning.
Worlds largest coral reef system
Deepest part of the world's oceans, & deepest location on the surface of the Earth’s crust. Maximum depth of about 35,798 feet. In the NW Pacific Ocean, near Japan.
Worlds largest desert Colder than the North Pole…Land is colder than water. Only scientists stay in Antarctica: There are scientists from just about every nation… 5% rock, rest is ice