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From 60,000 to 40,000 B.C.: people from Asia settled in Australia. The Aborigines are their descendants. The Aborigines arrived in Australia more than.

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1 From 60,000 to 40,000 B.C.: people from Asia settled in Australia. The Aborigines are their descendants. The Aborigines arrived in Australia more than 60 000 years ago.

2 The Boomerang 8,000 B.C.: Aborigines invented the boomerang. It’s a weapon for hunting

3 1. It’s possibly the world's oldest musical instrument 2. it’s a wind instrument 3.The Didgeridoo is the sound of Australia. 4.If the earth had a voice it would be the sound of the Didgeridoo.

4 Australia’s nickname is the "Land Down Under» it is a country, an island and a continent.

5 - Australia is split up into 6 States and 2 Territories. -The capital of Australia is Canberra. Western Australia Northern Territory Queensland New South Wales Australian Capital Territory South Australia Victoria Tasmania

6 Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere. Australia has a population of about 20 million people. There are 62 million people in France. Australia is 14 times the size of France.

7 The Australian currency is the Australian dollar.

8 The OUTBACK is a very arid area It is 80% of Australia and it is about as large as the USA Few people live in the OUTBACK

9 In 1770 Captain Cook discovered Australia. in 1788, the first British arrived.They were prisoners (convicts). The Queen of England is the Head of State because Australia is part of the Commonwealth.

10 Today, in Australia The Prime Minister of Australia is the head of government of Australia.head of governmentAustralia Julia Gillard is the current Prime Minister of Australia. Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state of Australia

11 Australia is 14 times the size of France It takes 24 hours by plane to get there !!

12 Famous places

13 Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock) is located in the desert. The Aborigines believe this giant stone hill is a sacred place for spirits who created the world. It’s a sacred rock.

14 Sydney It was founded in 1788 as a place for British prisoners. Sydney is Australia's oldest and largest city. This monument is the famous Sydney Opera House

15 Famous road signs


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