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  • 1. Australia
  • 2. The Flag
    • Blue background.
    • Union Jack in the upper left corner acknowledging the countries British history.
    • Bellow that is the Commonwealth star with seven points to represent the six states and territories.
    • To right side of the flag is the Southern Cross. This constellation of five stars can only be seen in the Southern Hemisphere, a reminder of their geography.
  • 3. Money
    • Different colored dollar bills called notes made of plastic.
    • Coins worth 1, 2, 5 cents are copper colored.
    • 10, 20, 50 cents are silver colored.
    • $1 and $2 coins are gold colored.
  • 4. Aborigines
    • First people to live in Australia.
    • Inhabited land for 70,000 years.
    • There are 500 recorded tribes.
  • 5.
    • Originated from Australia from an unknown date.
    • Made out of sheep skin.
    • Used by aviators in World War 1.
    • Cost $50- $300 in the U.S. but only cost $20- $30 in Australia.
  • 6. Sports
    • Football (soccer)
    • Cricket
    • Rugby
    • Netball
  • 7. Surfing
    • A hobby or a sport for Australia’s east coast and west coast.
    • Many professional surfers from Australia.
  • 8. Poisonous Snakes
    • Inland Taipan
    • Eastern Brown Snake
    • Coastal Taipan
    • Mainland Tiger Snake
    • Peninsula (Black) Tiger Snake
  • 9. Birds
    • Little (Fairy) Penguin
    • Red-rumped Parakeet
    • Scooty Owl
    • Laughing Kookaburra
    • Masked Lapwing
    • Great Frigatebird
    • Purple Swamphen
    • Red-footed Booby
    • Emu
  • 10. Exotic Mammals
    • Platypus
    • Kangaroo
    • Wallaby
    • Koala
    • Numbat
    • Dingo
  • 11. Flowers
    • Kangaroo Paw
    • Wax Flower
    • Stuarts Desert Pea
    • Bottle Brush
    • Flannel Flower
    • Wattle
    • Waratah
  • 12. Landscape
    • Surrounded by the Indian and Pacific Ocean.
    • The middle of the country “The Outback” is all desert.
    • The southern part contains the Nullarbor Plaines.
    • The Great Dividing Range is the countries longest mountain range and divides the West Coast and the Outback.
  • 13. The Outback
    • The inner desert that is in the middle of the continent.
    • Not many people live there.
    • Little water recourses.
  • 14. Great Barrier Reef
    • Worlds largest reef and about 1,250 miles long.
    • 1,500 and still undiscovered species of fish alone.
    • One of the seven wonders of the world.
  • 15.