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Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, Antarctica. Australian Aborigines  Aborigine = “native”  Hunters  Land sacred  Polytheistic  Arrived in Australia.

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1 Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, Antarctica

2 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

3 Depicts deep meaning told through stories Symbols represent natural surroundings. Thunder & Lightening ABORIGINAL ARTWORK

4  “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.

5  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.

6  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

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9  Group of islands located in South Pacific Ocean.  Mostly mountainous terrain.  Temperate climate with sharp regional contrasts.

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11  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.

12  Site of US nuclear testing  Radiation prevented natives from returning.

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14  Worlds largest coral reef system

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16  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.

17  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

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