Presentation on theme: "From 60,000 to 40,000 B.C.: people from Asia settled in Australia."— Presentation transcript:
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 years ago.
2 The Boomerang8,000 B.C.: Aborigines invented the boomerang. It’s a weapon for hunting
3 1. It’s possibly the world's oldest musical instrument 2 1. It’s possibly the world's oldest musical instrument 2. it’s a wind instrument3.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. Northern TerritoryQueenslandWestern AustraliaSouth AustraliaNew South WalesAustralian Capital TerritoryVictoriaTasmania-Australia is split up into 6 States and 2 Territories.-The capital of Australia is Canberra.
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 USAFew 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 AustraliaQueen Elizabeth II is the head of state of AustraliaJulia Gillard is the current Prime Minister of Australia.The Prime Minister of Australia is the head of government of Australia.
11 Australia is 14 times the size of France It takes 24 hours by plane to get there !!