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2 1 Oceania

3 Where is Oceania?

4 Oceania the tropical region of the Pacific Ocean

5 Oceania Includes…  Australia a continent and a country  New Zealand a country  Melanesia a region  Micronesia a region  Polynesia a region

6 Australia the country

7 Australia

8 New Zealand the country

9 New Zealand

10 Melanesia


12 Micronesia


14 Polynesia


16 Getting to know Australia An island, continent, and country with 6 states and 2 territories. The nation’s capital is a territory called Canberra. Atlas p. 97 – Label the states & territories

17 Sydney, Australia The Opera House

18 Geography Australia is the 6 th largest country by total area. Earth’s smallest continent. 2.97 million square miles

19 Longitude / Latitude The Land Down Under the equator

20 Land Cover & Climate Much of Australia has a continental climate. The temperatures get hot during the day, then drop considerably at night. Australia is also very arid, getting very little rain.

21 Australian Deserts –Great Victoria –Great Sandy –Tanami –Gibson –Simpson 40% of Australia is covered by sand dunes

22 Australia’s Deserts: The Outback Australia is famous for its "outback," the remote lands of the interior. It is too hot, dry, and barren to support many people. Walkabout refers to a rite of passage during which male Australian Aborigines would undergo a journey during adolescence and live in the wilderness for a period as long as six months.

23 Grasslands & Mountains Grasslands: Eastern Australia ~used primarily for sheep and cattle ranches called STATIONS Australia also has some mountainous areas and plateaus scattered throughout the country. Snow does fall in these mountains. The Blue Mountains, on the south-eastern end of Australia, get their name from the blue haze caused by oil droplets given off from the eucalyptus trees. As an island, Australia also has many beautiful coastal beaches.

24 The Great Dividing Range Australia's most substantial mountain range and the third longest in the world.

25 North Australia: Tropical Area 75 to 91° Lake Barrine Walk

26 The Great Barrier Reef Largest coral reef system in the world off the northeastern coast of Australia. It is the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms. One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

27 Australia’s Indigenous People Aborigines

28 Aboriginal People The Aborigines play the didgeridoo.

29 Body Painting

30 Uluru/Ayers Rock: a sacred area Aboriginal Art: Painting on leaves, rocks, sand, clothing, tools, weapons

31 The Boomerang The boomerang returns to you after you throw it. It was used as a weapon by the Aborigines.

32 British Settlement The Indigenous Australian population, estimated at 350,000 at the time of European settlement, declined steeply for 150 years following settlement, mainly because of infectious disease. In1770 James Cook sailed along and mapped the east coast of Australia, which he named New South Wales. Australia first became a prison colony for British prisoners. The transportation of convicts to the colony of New South Wales ceased in 1848 after a campaign by the settlers.

33 2.7% of Australia's population today

34 Population Distribution The southeast has the highest population

35 The Bush: Australian term for term rural, undeveloped land or country areas.

36 School of Air Educational for children living in remote areas of Australia

37 Language: Strine American Australian Small Child Ankle Biter Cookies Biscuits Parking lot Car park French fries Chips Hello G’Day Mate

38 Australian Rules Football is a popular sport in Australia.

39 Australian Foods ANZAC BiscuitsMeat PieVegemite

40 Animals of Australia fish Crocodile: Australia has the greatest number of reptiles of any country, with 755 species. Echidna: Monotremes – egg laying mammals

41 Kookaburra Wombat Emu

42 MARSUPIALS Australia is home to many animals not found anywhere else in the world like Koalas and Kangaroos. Marsupials are animals with pouches. ½ of Australia’s mammals are marsupials

43 Populations Equal = New South Wales Higher Population of Kangaroos = Queensland

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