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Down Underin Australia

  1. 1. By: Tara Spradley Brieanne Greenwell Brittany Miller
  2. 3. Sydney opera house One way car hire City View
  3. 4. <ul><li>The first settlers arrived about 50,000 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>At the time of the British settlement there were around 300,000 aboriginals speaking around 250 different languages </li></ul><ul><li>There was no obvious political structure so the Europeans took it on as their own land </li></ul><ul><li>Fighting completely wiped out the Aboriginals in one part of Australia called Tasmania, and reduced numbers greatly in other areas </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>In 1644 Dutch explorer Abel Tasman determined that Australia had 4 coasts, North, West, East and South.(Tasmania was named after this explorer) </li></ul><ul><li>In 1770 Captain Cook landed in Botany Bay and declared this part of Australia New South Wales </li></ul><ul><li>In 1825 Tasmania seceded from New South Wales and achieved government </li></ul><ul><li>In 1829 Western Australia was formed </li></ul><ul><li>In 1836 South Australia was formed </li></ul><ul><li>In 1851 Victoria Seceded from New South Wales </li></ul><ul><li>In 1859 Queensland Seceded from New South Wales </li></ul><ul><li>In 1901 the Creation of the Common Wealth of Australia was formed, this was as federation of the states; New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>In 1978 the Northern Australia formed and achieved government </li></ul><ul><li>In 1984 they declared their current Australian national anthem as “Advanced Australia Fair”, it was previously called “God Save the Queen/King” </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube - Australian National Anthem </li></ul><ul><li>In 1988 Australia celebrated its bicentennial, its 200 th anniversary since the first European settlers </li></ul><ul><li>In 2000 Australia hosted the 2000 Olympics </li></ul><ul><li>In 2007 Kevin Rudd took over as Prime Minister and is still prime minister to current day </li></ul>
  6. 7. Australian Flag Coat of Arms, Represents the federation of the states
  7. 8. <ul><li>Australia is located between the Indian & Pacific Oceans </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 21.2 million (official estimate 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Capitol: Canberra </li></ul><ul><li>Official language: English </li></ul><ul><li>Religion: 27% Roman Catholic; 21% Protestant </li></ul><ul><li>Social Conventions- largely informal atmosphere; shaking hands is the customary greeting. Casual wear is worn everywhere except in the most exclusive restaurants, social gatherings, and business meetings. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Australia was the second country to give women the right to vote </li></ul><ul><li>Australia day is January 26 th , the anniversary of the ships arriving in Sydney carrying a load of convicts </li></ul><ul><li>80% of the population at first were convicts that were sent to Australia from other countries </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd country to launch satellite into orbit </li></ul><ul><li>Australia is the smallest, flattest and driest inhabited continent in the world </li></ul><ul><li>The only country which is also a whole continent </li></ul><ul><li>Australia is big in gambling </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>The Australian Lyre Bird is the worlds best imitator it can mimic the calls of different birds. </li></ul><ul><li>The Fierce Snakes or Inland Taipan is the most toxic venom snake </li></ul><ul><li>Emus and Kangaroos cannot walk backwards and are on the Australian Coat of Arms for that reason </li></ul><ul><li>Box Jelly Fish the most venomous marine creature </li></ul><ul><li>The Sydney Funnelweb Spider is considered the worlds most deadly spider, it kills people in less than 2 hours </li></ul>
  10. 13. Australia is known for its bland and uninteresting food usually consisting of one meat and three vegetables Australia is best known throughout the world for its BBQ’s Many immigrants brought their own style of food with them They have different names for their types of foods, they call cookies “biscuits”, today we have a snack called an Afghan Biscuit
  11. 14. Defining an Australian musical sound is about recognition of rhythmic patterns derived from our environment and a sense of place, as well as the indigenous and the culturally diverse aspects of Australian life. There are 4 types of Australian music categories they are; Australian classical music, Australian bush, folk and country, Australian Jazz, and Australian popular music including rock
  12. 15. <ul><li>Classical music is usually based on traditional forms such as sonata or symphony, and often follows strict stylistic and rhythmic rules </li></ul><ul><li>Classical music is represented by ensembles like the Australian String Quartet, Guitar Trek, and the Stellar Quintet </li></ul><ul><li>Some Australian Classical music musicians are; Barbara Jane Gilby, and Duncan Gifford </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 16. <ul><li>Some of the earliest music in Australia had its origins in the folk genre, music originating and handed down as everyday experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Tex Morton, a New Zealand born singer, is regarded as the 'father of Australian Country Music'. </li></ul><ul><li>The best selling record of all time, and Australia's first international number one hit was the radio chart hit, was the Gordon Parsons penned country song, Pub With No Beer ; recorded and released by Slim Dusty in 1957. </li></ul><ul><li>Keith Urban a well known country singer in the United States considers himself Australian because he grew up and went to school there. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  14. 17. <ul><li>In the 1920’s Australian Jazz began to flourish as a new dance music phenomenon </li></ul><ul><li>Jazz is marked by frequent improvisation and syncopated rhythms. </li></ul><ul><li>Australian jazz musicians, like Don Burrows and James Morrison, continue to attract significant audience support </li></ul><ul><li>James Morrison Music: </li></ul>
  15. 18. <ul><li>Australian Pop music had its origins in the 1950s and 1960s. Popular music is different from rock in that it uses simple melodies, harmonies and words to create catchy songs that are easy to remember and have wide appeal. </li></ul><ul><li>Two Australian pop musicians that represent pop well are Olivia Newton-John and John Farnham </li></ul><ul><li>In more recent years, alternative pop music (also known as ‘indie' music produced under independent music labels) has become popular </li></ul><ul><li>Australian rock music, a form of popular music with country and rhythm and blues roots, emerged in the 1950s and 1960s when the style of music was growing in popularity around the world. Rock gained attention with bands such as Men at Work, Midnight Oil, and Crowded House </li></ul>
  16. 19. <ul><li>Olivia Newton-John </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>John Farnham </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Midnight Oil </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The Wiggles for Children </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. 20. Didgeridoo Clap sticks Gum leaf
  18. 21. Some Australian Slang G'day Mate!
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