SYDNEY,AUSTRALIAGEOGRAPHYSydney, Australia is located in a coastal basin bordered by the Pacific Oceanto the east, the Blue Mountains to the west, the Hawkesbury River to thenorth and the Woronora Plateau to the south. The population of Australiais estimated to be 22,852,973 as of 9 March 2012.Australia is the 50th mostpopulous country in the world. Its population is concentrated mainly inurban areas and is expected to exceed 28 million by 2030.
EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMEach state government manages the school system within their state. Thismeans that they provide funds and regulation for their schools. Both publicschools and private schools exist in each state. The curriculum taught ineach state or school may vary but the learning areas are the same in all.SPORTSAustralia has a sporting history dating back to the mid 1800s. By the 1920s,a number of sports were being played by both men and women, includingcricket, badminton, judo, swimming, tennis, netball, lacrosse, golf, hockeyand various codes of football.Many Australians participate in sport,including association football (soccer), athletics, Australian rules football,baseball, basketball, cricket, cycling, golf, gymnastics, horse racing, motorracing, netball, rugby league, rugby union, shooting, swimming, tennis andtenpin bowling. Australias climate lends itself to some sports, such asswimming, more than others, such as snowboarding.
ARTSAustralian art incorporates art made in Australia or about Australiansubjects since prehistoric times. This includes Australian Aboriginal art,Australian Colonial art, Landscape, Atelier, Modernist and Contemporaryart. The visual arts have a long history in Australia, with evidence ofAboriginal art dating back at least 30,000 years. Australia has producedmany notable artists from both Western and Indigenous Australiantraditions including the late 19th century Heidelberg School impressionists,central Australian Hermannsburg School watercolourists, Western DesertArt Movement, Heide Circle of Modernists, and the expatriates whoworked in London in the nineteen sixties.LEISURE TIMEIf you wonder about their free time...here is the answer.Sports like cricket, soccer,rugby union, rugby league, touchfootball, tennis, Australian rules football, basketball and beachvolleyball.Surfing, fishing, and shopping are also up there.Playing pool, watching sports and drinking are pretty popular.ANIMALSTheres another thing that Australia is famous. Here is the animals who livesthere: BandicootBilby, Blue Mountains Tree Frog, Blue -Tongued Lizard,Boobook Owl, Boyds Forest Dragon (lizard), Cassowary, Crown of ThornsLizard, Cuttlefish, Dingo, Dugong, Echidna, Emu, Fairy penguin, Frilled NeckLizard, Gecko, Goanna Lizard, Kangaroo, Kinkajou, Koala (marsupialanimal),Kookaburra, Platypus, Potoroo (marsupial(animal),Quokka, Quoll,Red-bellied Black Snake, Red-bellied Black Snake, Sea Dragon (relative of
sea horse),Sea Dragon (relative of sea horse)ByPantelis Iliadis & Ilias TrandosA Class