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  • 1.  The first inhabitants of Australia were the Aborigines, who migrated 40,000 years ago from Southeast Asia. Immigration has been a key to Australias development since European settlement in 1788. The discovery of gold changed Australia in the 1850s . During the gold rush the Aborigines were pushed off of their tribal lands as new settlers took up mining.
  • 2.  know for its liberal legislation. The first federal Parliament was opened at Melbourne in May 1901 by the Duke of York. Six states that make up Australia are New South Wales, Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and Queensland. Australia had a boom in immigration after World War II. Australia’s agriculture and manufacturing developed in 1900 to 1914.
  • 3.  Australia is the smallest continent of the world, but the 6th largest country in the world. Located between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean. Western Australia is made up of the Wolds largest plateau. The Great Barrier Reef is located on the North-eastern Coast.
  • 4.  population of 22.8 million people Government type is a constitutional monarchy The Capital of Australia is Canberra Australia is the driest continent on Earth The largest city in Australia is Sydney Most people live along the Southeastern coast
  • 5.  Agriculture is very important to the economy About six percent of population work in tourism The biggest cause of death is heat waves One third of Australias land is deserts
  • 6.  One of the seven wonders of the world The largest reef in the world Scuba diving is very common when you come here!
  • 7.  Covers most of Australia Often called the “red centre” Tourism is increasing Animals here include Kangaroo’s, camels, and crocodiles.
  • 8.  Most populous city in Australia Many beautiful beaches to visit You can visit the Sydney Opera House
  • 9.  The heart of Australia The biggest rock monolith in the world One of the most isolated places in Australia
  • 10.  About 150 miles of the main land of Australia Has incredible wildlife Many great hiking areas too Terrific views
  • 11.  9,856 miles from Detroit to Canberra, Australia Total price for flight is $1,852.40 have to switch four planes on your way to and from Canberra flying with Quantas Airlines
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