Presentation on theme: "Australia G’day! In our project we will present the geography of Australia, some historical information, natural features, wildlife and a Fact File. We."— Presentation transcript:
1AustraliaG’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!
2History 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.
3Australian Flag: White means: Peace and Honesty Blue means: vigilance, truth, loyalty perseverance and justiceRed means: hardness, strength and valour6 stars on the flagOne 7 point star which represents the federation of the colonies in 1901 in AustraliaAboriginal Flag:Black represents aboriginal peopleYellow represents the sunRed represents the red earth
4Geography: Worlds Smallest Continent Capital is Canberra 6 states and 3 territories including TasmaniaLongest River: River DarlingHighest Mountain: Mt. KosciuszkoKnown As: Land Down UnderMore than 24 million people live hereLocated in southern hemisphereOnly country that is a continent1/3 desertMore than 100 times bigger than Ireland
5Natural features Ayers Rock Aboriginal name ‘Uluru’ Over 9km in perimeterChanges colours at sunrise and sunsetGreat Barrier ReefCorals are living creaturesCorals bite2,000 km longSydney Harbour Bridge1149m in lengthFamous land mark
6Wild Life Wallaby carry young in pouch Koala means ‘no drink’ At least 40 funnel web spidersAt least 100 types of venomous snakesTasmanian devil-as small as a terrier dogNamed from how loudly they screamAre not dangerous and do not attackpeople!
7English vs. Ozzie Slang Arvo - afternoon Bluey - a red haired person Chrissie - ChristmasDrongo - a foolish personFair dinkum - really, honestlyGarbo - a garbage manSnags - sausagesShe’ll be apples - it will be all rightMozzie - a mosquitoChook – a chicken
8Fact File Name: Australia Language: English Money: Australian Dollars Highest Mountain: Mt KosciuszkoLongest River: River DarlingPopulation: Over 20, 000, 000Capital: Canberra2 flags – Australian national flagand Aboriginal flag
9ConclusionWe 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!