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1 Lucie Syrová

2 * Basic facts * Flag & the Government * Landscape * Historical facts * Wildlife * Cities * Indigenous Australians

3 * Terra Australis – the land of the south * The Commonwealth of Australia * over 23,000,000 inhabitants * 6 states (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia) * 2 territories (the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory) * sheep stations

4 * flag – the Union Jack flag + the Commonwealth star + the Southern Cross * constitutional monarchy * head of the state – Queen Elizabeth II * represented by the Governor General * parliamentary system, Prime Minister * compulsory voting

5 * huge central desert + semi-desert zone = the outback * the Great Dividing Range – Mt. Kosciuszko (2,228m) * subtropical rainforests in the north-east * the Great Barrier Reef (NE) – 2,000km long * temperate climate SE + SW corners * the Darling, the Murray

6 * 40,000BC the Aborigines arrived from Asia * 17th century – Dutch navigators – New Holland * 1770 – James Cook (Great Britain) * penal colony * 1850s – a gold rush – many immigrants * 1901 – the Commonwealth of Australia

7 * a great number of reptiles * Tasmania – Tasmanian devil * Kangaroo Island – unique species * koala + eucalyptus tree * bilby, platypus

8 * Canberra – built around an artificial lake * Sydney – Opera House, “Paris of the Pacific” * Perth – very isolated * Adelaide, Brisbane

9 * didgeridoo * boomerangs * Uluru (Ayers Rock) – sandstone, sacred to some aboriginal tribes

10 * Flag of Australia. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: * Australia. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z:

11 * POT. Sheep shearing. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: * Flag of Australia. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: * BRAXMEIER. Reliefmap of Australia. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: * BASEDOW. Showing method of attack with boomerang. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: jpg jpg * DCOETZEE. Bilby at Sydney Wildlife World. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: * Sydney Skyline. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z: * LEONARD G. Uluru. In: Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia [online]. San Francisco (CA): Wikimedia Foundation, [cit ]. Dostupné z:


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