Australia is sometimes called the
land "Down Under". This is
because if you look on a map, it is
located in the bottom hal...
Size: 2,967,909 square
miles (7,686,850 square
kilometers); slightly smaller than
the continental United States
Population...
Capital: Canberra
Official Languages: English
Climate: Tropical in
the north
temperate in
the south
Dry and hot in the
des...
Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock)
Ayers Rock, known also by its aboriginal
name, "Uluru," is located in a desert
region of ...
The Great Barrier Reef is the
world's largest coral reef
ecosystem. It stretches more
than 2,000 kilometers along the
east...
Sydney is Australia's biggest
city. The Sydney Opera House
was made to look like the
white sails of a ship.
kookaburra, which is also
known by its nickname
'laughing jackass.
The echidna, or spiny anteater
The koala looks like a c...
The platypus is one of only two
mammals in the world that lay
eggs.
Lorikeets (shown here)
and parakeets are among
Austral...
Australia is hopping
with about 50 kinds of
kangaroos .
Kangaroos are
marsupials, or
mammals that give
birth to tiny, poor...
Australian Aborigines were
almost exterminated by
the English colonizers.
Today, they represent only
1% of the Australian
...
The large, white,
seven-pointed
Commonwealth Star
(also called the Star of
Federation) - it is
symbolic of the
original st...
A Boomerang is a wooden
device that is thrown,
primarily for the purposes
of hunting.
A simple wooden tube blown
with the lips like a trumpet,
which gains its sonic
flexibility from controllable
resonances of...
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  1. 1. Australia is sometimes called the land "Down Under". This is because if you look on a map, it is located in the bottom half of the Earth.
  2. 2. Size: 2,967,909 square miles (7,686,850 square kilometers); slightly smaller than the continental United States Population: 21,262,641 as of July 2009
  3. 3. Capital: Canberra Official Languages: English Climate: Tropical in the north temperate in the south Dry and hot in the deserts The interior of Australia (called the Outback) is dry with many deserts.Currency: Australian dollar
  4. 4. Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock) Ayers Rock, known also by its aboriginal name, "Uluru," is located in a desert region of Australia known as the Red Center. Australia's native people, the Aborigines, believed this giant stone hill was a sacred dwelling for spirits that created the world.
  5. 5. The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef ecosystem. It stretches more than 2,000 kilometers along the eastern coast of Australia. The Reef is so big, it can be seen from outer space!
  6. 6. Sydney is Australia's biggest city. The Sydney Opera House was made to look like the white sails of a ship.
  7. 7. kookaburra, which is also known by its nickname 'laughing jackass. The echidna, or spiny anteater The koala looks like a cuddly little bear. It's not a bear at all, though - it's a marsupial. Koalas like to eat eucalyptus leaves. They get all the water they need from eating leaves and never have to have a drink!
  8. 8. The platypus is one of only two mammals in the world that lay eggs. Lorikeets (shown here) and parakeets are among Australia's most colorful - and noisiest - birds. They often travel in large flocks, creating a rainbow of beautiful colors.
  9. 9. Australia is hopping with about 50 kinds of kangaroos . Kangaroos are marsupials, or mammals that give birth to tiny, poorly developed offspring. In most species, the babies grow up in a pouch on the mother's belly.
  10. 10. Australian Aborigines were almost exterminated by the English colonizers. Today, they represent only 1% of the Australian population, roughly estimated at around 200,000 people. When Captain Cook arrived in 1770, there were about 300,000 of them. The Aborigines inhabited Australia for at least 25,000 years A Pioneer settler . Racial discrimination is a very serious crime in Australia, and the government is giving extra support to indigenous Happily many things have changed for the better amongst Aborigines today, and many anti-discrimination laws have been reinforced.
  11. 11. The large, white, seven-pointed Commonwealth Star (also called the Star of Federation) - it is symbolic of the original states of Australia. The flag is also called the Commonwealth Blue Ensign. It has three main design elements on a deep blue background: The British Union Jack flag is in the upper left corner - noting Australia's ties to Great Britain The Southern Cross constellation (5 stars) is on the right side of the flag - the Southern Cross is a major navigational constellation in the Southern Hemisphere
  12. 12. A Boomerang is a wooden device that is thrown, primarily for the purposes of hunting.
  13. 13. A simple wooden tube blown with the lips like a trumpet, which gains its sonic flexibility from controllable resonances of the player's vocal tract.

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