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    Australia Australia Presentation Transcript

    • Common Wealth Games: Australia By Bronwyn Gowenlock, Olivia Christie & Chloe Craig
    • Australia
      • The Capital: Canberra
      • Area: 7,682,300 sq km
      • Population:20,000,000
      • Language: English
      • Currency: Australian Dollar
    • Australia
      • Australia first joined the common wealth games in 1930.
      • They are one of six countries who have competed in every Common Wealth Games.
      • In 2006 they won 221 medals and 86 were gold.
    • Australian History
      • 60,000-40,000 B.C.: People from Southeast Asia settle in Australia. Their descendants are the Aboriginal people.
      • 8000 B.C.: Aborigines invent the boomerang.
      • 1770 A.D.: Britain claims Australia. It settles the first of six colonies in 1788.
      • 1850s: Gold is found in southern Australia.
      • 1901: The six colonies join to form the Commonwealth of Australia. It has a democratic government. Britain's royalty has only a ceremonial role.
      • 1927: Canberra officially replaces Melbourne as the nation's capital.
      • 1962: Aborigines are given the right to vote.
      • 2000: Sydney hosts the Summer Olympic Games.
      • 2008: The Australian parliament formally apologizes for past wrongs committed against the Aboriginal people.
    • Where is Australia? Us!! Australia
    • Commonwealth Games
      • The Commonwealth Games were formed in 1930 when they were originally called the “British Empire Games.”
      • The first ones were held in Hamilton, Canada.
    • Australian Men Gold Medallists in 2006
      • Australia won the 4 x 400 Metres Relay: 3:00.93
      • John Steffensen
      • Stuart Rendell
      • Steve Hooker
      • Nathan Deakes
      • Scott Martin
    • Australian Women Gold Medallists in 2006
      • Kerryn McCann
      • Jana Pittman
      • Kym Howe
      • Bronwyn Thompson
      • Brooke Krueger-Billett
      • Jane Saville
    • Australia’s Medal Total
    • Prediction
      • Our prediction for the
      • 2010 Commonwealth Games
      • medal total for Australia is……….
      • 200 Medals!!!
    • Medals Pie Chart 1998
    • Medals Pie Chart 2002
    • Medals Pie Chat 2006
    • Any Questions??