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Australia and Oceania
Purpose Games Australia Political Map Quiz Australia Physical Map Quiz
The Land Down Under Australia is a continent below China in the Pacific Ocean It is a member of the British Commonwealth Population: 21,575, 341 (2013) It is an island country
Size and Settlement Australia is almost as big as the U.S. (excluding Alaska) and 2 times bigger than Europe! Australia was settled by Aboriginal tribes Later under British control they put convicts on the islands when their prisons were full
Physical Geography Most people live near the coastline
Mot of the interior is desert The Great Barrier Reef: The world largest coral reef – over 132,000 miles
Mountains Mt. Kosciuszko is the highest peak in Australia
The most famous terrain is Uluru. A large sandstone rock formation
Murray River Australia’s longest river beginning in the Australian Alps and running to the Southeastern corner of the country
Major Cities Canberra: Capital of Australia
Sydney: Contains 20% of Australia’s population, 4.5 million people Home to the Sydney Opera House Melbourne: Second largest city in Australia ; ranks among the most livable cities in the world
Australia’s Past Folklore Read the assignment quietly please
Australia today Government Australia by the numbers
A federal parliamentary bi cameral system (two parts) with a Prime Minister as an executive power House Senate Officially part of the British Commonwealth What is a commonwealth? 25% Roman Catholic 4th highest life expectancy 1606: Year found by Europeans
Australia Quiz Two day notice –
Quiz will be on all information related to Australia we have learned
Boomerangs Read the article silently please and complete the requirements in full.
Animals of Australia Echidna: Platypus: Sugar Gliders:
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