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A basic introduction to the continent and country of Australia.

A basic introduction to the continent and country of Australia.

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  • Everything you’d like to know
    AUSTRALIA
  • States and Territories
    New South Wales
    Queensland
    South Australia
    Tasmania
    Victoria
    Western Australia
    Northern Territory
    Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
  • Numbers
    Population
    Increasing at about 17.4% every decade
    Over 21 million people
    Language
    English is main (around 80%)
    “Australian accent”
    99% can read and write
    Religion
    Majority are Christians (64%)
  • Climate
    Varies widely
    Mostly desert
    40% is covered by sand dunes
    South-east and south-west have fertile soil
    North has tropical climate
    Varied with rainforests and grasslands
    Rain also varies
    Frequent droughts and very wet seasons
  • Animals
    Kangaroo
    Koala
    Saltwater Crocodile
    Green Sea Turtle
    Emu
    Platypus
    Kookaburra
  • Culture
    Most urbanized populations in the world
    Cities are “melting pots” of different cultures
    Aboriginals
    Post-WW II flood of immigrants
    Europe, Middle East, South-East Asia, India, and later the Africans and Americans
    Music
    didgeridoo
  • Food
    Breakfast
    Cereal, toast, and fruit
    Porridge or full meals
    Dinners
    Main meal
    Common “American” foods
    Pizza, barbecue, salad, pasta, vegetables
    Desert
    PIES!!!
  • Sports
    Australian rules football
    Cricket
    Rugby
    Soccer
    Yellow and green
  • Tourist Attractions
    Sydney Opera House
    Ayers Rock
    The Great Barrier Reef
    Zoos
    Tours
  • Fun Facts
    World’s smallest continent, but 6th largest country
    The first European settlers in Australia drank more alcohol per person than any other community in the history of mankind
    The Tasmanian Devil does exist, and it has the jaw strength of a crocodile
    There are 1500 hundred species of Australian spiders
    The Great Barrier Reef is the largest organic construction on earth
  • Australia, in all its beauty
  • The End
    Australia Day 2008
  • References
    Slide 1 Country
    http://robcubbon.com/creating-a-countrys-flag-inside-its-map-outline
    Rob Cubbon Ltd – Graphic Design London
    Slide 2 Opera House
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikemcd/2527792696/
    Slide 3 Church
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/s13_eisbaer/4261259167/
    Slide 5 Kangaroo, Turtle, Kookaburra
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mundoo/422685596/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ultrahi/314861835/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajft/290115254/
  • Slide 6 Didgeridoo, Buddhist Temple
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kt/298914569/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilcrabbygal/2908706122/
    Slide 7 Cupcake
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sugarbloom_cupcakes/3219141333/
    Slide 8 Football, Soccer
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dreama/3300996861/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/canvy/3403766343/
    Slide 9 Ayers Rock, Opera House, Barrier Reef
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulafunnell/3873989439/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewgill73/125728646/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/munkeygirl/260337083/
  • Slide 11 Koala, City, Ayers Rock, Beach
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ccdoh1/819033278/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gmetrail/2318427740/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/twinpeaks/280543635/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vtveen/1278168309/
    Slide 12 Fireworks
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/koolgary/2351767857/
    Information
    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
    http://www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/fun-facts-about-australia.html