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1 G’day! In our project we will present the geography of Australia, some historical information, natural features, wildlife and a Fact File. We hope you enjoy our project!

2 Around 40,000 years ago the Aborigines lived in Australia. Aborigines still live in Australia today. The Aborigines have their own flag. When white people came to Australia they forced the Aborigines to be their slaves. During the eighteenth century people in Ireland and England were deported over to Australia for committing crimes. In 1851 gold was discovered.

3 White means: Peace and Honesty Blue means: vigilance, truth, loyalty perseverance and justice Red means: hardness, strength and valour 6 stars on the flag One 7 point star which represents the federation of the colonies in 1901 in Australia Aboriginal Flag: Black represents aboriginal people Yellow represents the sun Red represents the red earth

4 Worlds Smallest Continent Capital is Canberra 6 states and 3 territories including Tasmania Longest River: River Darling Highest Mountain: Mt. Kosciuszko Known As: Land Down Under More than 24 million people live here Located in southern hemisphere Only country that is a continent 1/3 desert More than 100 times bigger than Ireland

5 Ayers Rock  Aboriginal name ‘Uluru’  Over 9km in perimeter  Changes colours at sunrise and sunset  Great Barrier Reef  Corals are living creatures  Corals bite  2,000 km long  Sydney Harbour Bridge  1149m in length  Famous land mark

6 Wallaby carry young in pouch Koala means ‘no drink’ At least 40 funnel web spiders At least 100 types of venomous snakes Tasmanian devil-as small as a terrier dog Named from how loudly they scream Are not dangerous and do not attack people!

7 Arvo - afternoon Bluey - a red haired person Chrissie - Christmas Drongo - a foolish person Fair dinkum - really, honestly Garbo - a garbage man Snags - sausages She’ll be apples - it will be all right Mozzie - a mosquito Chook – a chicken

8 Name: Australia Language: English Money: Australian Dollars Highest Mountain: Mt Kosciuszko Longest River: River Darling Population: Over 20, 000, 000 Capital: Canberra 2 flags – Australian national flag and Aboriginal flag

9 We hope you enjoyed our project about Australia. We gathered our information from books and websites. Maia typed the history of Australia, Katie typed the geography section, Jade typed Natural Features, Sarah typed the Wildlife section, and Dayla typed the Fact File. We all wrote about the Australian Flag and the Introduction!


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