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Australia            The Commonwealth of            Australia
AustraliaIs a country in the Southern Hemispherecomprising the mainland of the Australiancontinent, the island of Tasmania...
History andCultureAustralia wasinhabited byindigenousAustralians.
After discovery by Dutch explorers in1606
1770 captain James Cook
Australiaseastern halfclaimed by Britain in1770 and initiallysettled throughpenal transportationto the colony of NewSouth ...
Formally founded on 7 February 1788
First Flag                    National Colonial Flag for                    Australia                    1823/1824 to 1831...
Australian Federation Flag                                     1830 to 1920 also known as the New South Wales Ensign    Th...
AntiTransportation League Flag                                1849 – 1853                               British Blue Ensig...
Eureka Flag              was originally a war flag used              by the Eureka Rebellion of              1854         ...
The Commonwealth of AustraliaJanuary 1st,1901, the six colonies became afederation and the Commonwealth of Australiawas fo...
Etymologythe name Australia is derived from the Latinaustralis, meaning "southern"The name Australia waspopularised by the...
EtymologyWhen preparing hismanuscript and charts forhis 1814 A Voyage to TerraAustralis
European landfallon the Australiancontinent wereattributed to theDutch navigatorWillem Janszoon.
AUSTRALIADESERT   TROPICAL FOREST
DESERT       Australian Deserts make             up a big part of what is             known as "the             Australian...
Only 3% of the Australian population live inthose dry 70% of the continent, the rest of ourpeople is concentrated on the c...
TROPICAL AREAAustralia’s Tropical Rainforests coverapproximately 85% square hectares andare internationally recognized as ...
CORAL REEFThe Great Barrier Reef isblessed with the breathtakingbeauty of the worlds largestcoral reef.                  T...
CULTURE
SYDNEY
NATIONAL PARKS                  BOODEREE KAKADUATHE PINNACLES                ULURU
TANZMANIAN DEVIL FAUNARED KANGAROO               DINGO                              KOALASUGAR GLIDER
ECONOMYAustralia is the thirteenth largesteconomy in the world                                 Being a land with enough   ...
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  1. 1. Australia The Commonwealth of Australia
  2. 2. AustraliaIs a country in the Southern Hemispherecomprising the mainland of the Australiancontinent, the island of Tasmania andnumerous smaller islands in the Indian andPacific Oceans
  3. 3. History andCultureAustralia wasinhabited byindigenousAustralians.
  4. 4. After discovery by Dutch explorers in1606
  5. 5. 1770 captain James Cook
  6. 6. Australiaseastern halfclaimed by Britain in1770 and initiallysettled throughpenal transportationto the colony of NewSouth Wales
  7. 7. Formally founded on 7 February 1788
  8. 8. First Flag National Colonial Flag for Australia 1823/1824 to 1831 featured the Southern Cross and Union Flag Designed by Captain John Bingle and Captain John Nicholson
  9. 9. Australian Federation Flag 1830 to 1920 also known as the New South Wales Ensign The flag was proposed in 1831 by Captain Jacob Gronow, Sydneys Harbour Master
  10. 10. AntiTransportation League Flag 1849 – 1853 British Blue Ensign, with yellow Southern Cross and white border to which branch names were added designed in 1849 by Reverend John West of Launceston, Tasmaniaused by the Australian Anti-Transportation League in theAustralian colonies and inNew Zealand
  11. 11. Eureka Flag was originally a war flag used by the Eureka Rebellion of 1854 The battle flag of the Eureka Stockade featured the five stars of the constellation Crux Australis in white on a white cross and blue field.
  12. 12. The Commonwealth of AustraliaJanuary 1st,1901, the six colonies became afederation and the Commonwealth of Australiawas formed
  13. 13. Etymologythe name Australia is derived from the Latinaustralis, meaning "southern"The name Australia waspopularised by theexplorer MatthewFlinders, who pushed forit to be formally adoptedas early as 1804.
  14. 14. EtymologyWhen preparing hismanuscript and charts forhis 1814 A Voyage to TerraAustralis
  15. 15. European landfallon the Australiancontinent wereattributed to theDutch navigatorWillem Janszoon.
  16. 16. AUSTRALIADESERT TROPICAL FOREST
  17. 17. DESERT Australian Deserts make up a big part of what is known as "the Australian Outback" Australia is the driest inhabited continent on Earth. Only Antarctica is drier.
  18. 18. Only 3% of the Australian population live inthose dry 70% of the continent, the rest of ourpeople is concentrated on the coasts.
  19. 19. TROPICAL AREAAustralia’s Tropical Rainforests coverapproximately 85% square hectares andare internationally recognized as beingone of the most ecologically fascinatingnatural areas in the world
  20. 20. CORAL REEFThe Great Barrier Reef isblessed with the breathtakingbeauty of the worlds largestcoral reef. The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the worlds biggest single structure made by living organisms
  21. 21. CULTURE
  22. 22. SYDNEY
  23. 23. NATIONAL PARKS BOODEREE KAKADUATHE PINNACLES ULURU
  24. 24. TANZMANIAN DEVIL FAUNARED KANGAROO DINGO KOALASUGAR GLIDER
  25. 25. ECONOMYAustralia is the thirteenth largesteconomy in the world Being a land with enough variation in topography and sand, huge deposits of gold, iron, manganese, opals and sapphires have been identified. Natural gas deposits are evenly spread throughout the continent.
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