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Australia review

  1. 1. Australia is a ___________, a ____________ and an ______________ all at the same time.
  2. 2. Australia is a country, a continent and an island all at the same time.
  3. 3. Captain _________________ is given creditfor the discovery of Australia. He claimed it for the British in 1770.
  4. 4. Captain James Cook
  5. 5. _______% of the population lives along thesouthern and eastern coasts in cities such asAdelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
  6. 6. 85%
  7. 7. Native Australians, or ____________migrated to the continent from Asia around 40,000 years ago!
  8. 8. Aborigines
  9. 9. Australia’s government is a _______________.
  10. 10. Constitutional Monarchy• They have a parliament and aprime minister; however, QueenElizabeth II is the Head of State.
  11. 11. Because of it’s poor soil, agriculture is not a large industry in Australia. Herdinglivestock is much more important. In fact,sheep ranching makes Australia the world’s leading producer of _____________.
  12. 12. Wool
  13. 13. The arid, dry, desert like interior of Australia is more commonly referred to as “_____________________”
  14. 14. The Outback
  15. 15. From 1909-1969, over 100,00 children ofmixed race were taken from their home andplaced in the care of white families. These children are commonly referred to as __________________________.
  16. 16. The Stolen Generations
  17. 17. The name Australia comes from the Latin word Australis meaning ____________.
  18. 18. “of the south” or southern
  19. 19. A hot issue in Australia, the fight to protectwhales has become very public, especially in the tv show, Whale Wars. Whaling occurs off the coast of Australia in the ____________.
  20. 20. Southern Ocean
  21. 21. One of the primary reasons forBritish colonization of Australia was to establish a ______________.
  22. 22. Penal Colony
  23. 23. Over 365,000 immigrated to Australia in 1851 due to ____________.
  24. 24. The discovery of gold orthe Australian gold rush
  25. 25. Australia has 6 states and 2 territories. Name them:
  26. 26. New South Wales Queensland South Australia Tasmania Victoria Western Australia Northern TerritoryAustralia Capital Territory

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