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  1. 1. AUSTRALIAN STATES Wiki Group 4 Image Reference, ‘National Property Market Update’ 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2015, from au/national-property-market-update- whats-happening-around-australia-and- 2014-forecasts/.
  2. 2. Image Reference: Work and Live in Australia (Image). (n.d). Retrieved January 17, 2015, from INSERT QUOTE
  3. 3. Queensland Geo/Population Queensland is the second largest state in Australia, with an area of 1,727,000 square kilometres. (Queensland Government, 2014). As of June 2014, Queensland's population was approximately 4,722,447 people. (Queensland Government, 2014). History It is widely believed the Englishman, Lieutenant James Cook was the first European on the Queensland east coast, in 1770; Queensland was in fact first seen by Dutch explorers, Willem Jansz in 1606 and Jan Carstens in 1623. Until Queen Victoria approved its independence in 1859, Queensland was a part of the British administration of New South Wales. (Queensland Government, 2013). Image Reference, Wikimedia 2010. Retrieved January 10 2015, from http: //
  4. 4. Queensland Industry / Economy Queensland recorded the second strongest economic growth rate in Australia over the last 20 years. While a 3% per year growth was recorded for the last two years, the forecast for 2015-2016 is 6%. The four main industries of Queensland are tourism, agriculture, mining and construction. (Queensland Government, 2013). Landmarks Queensland is the home of one of the best known landmarks, one of the Wonders of the World- The Great Barrier Reef. Queensland has vast amazing rainforests such as Daintree Rainforest. Fraser Island and Lady Elliot Island are other known landmarks of the state. (Queensland Government, 2014). Image of The Great Barrier Reef. Retrieved 10 January, 2015, from http://www. au/sites/default/files/images/rich_page/main/Successtories_Greatbarrierreef.jpg Image of Daintree Forest retrieved January 10, 2015, from http://www. Image of Lagoon at Lady Elliot Island. Retrieved January 10, 2015, from http://www. of-queensland
  5. 5. Victoria Geo/Population Victoria’s population sits at 5.71 million with a population density of 25 people per square kilometer, making it the most densely populated state, and the second most populated state in Australia. Victoria has the same landmass (227 416 square kilometers) as England, Scotland and Wales combined. (Victoria Population, 2014). Image Reference, Wikimedia 2010. Retrieved January 8 2015, from http: // History In 1851, Victoria gained independence from New South Wales as the Colony of Victoria. Just days later gold was discovered near Ballarat and Bendigo, with later discoveries throughout the region. Victoria eventually became a state of Australia in 1901. Until 1927, Melbourne remained the largest city in the country. (Victoria Population, 2014).
  6. 6. Victoria Industry/Economy Victoria is the hub of Australia's automotive industry. It’s responsible for around 60 percent of the country's automotive turnover, and a large proportion of exports. The industry in Victoria includes major car manufacturers such as Holden, Ford and Toyota. (Live in Victoria, 2014). Landmarks One of Victoria’s most popular tourist attractions is The Twelve Apostles. These huge limestone structures tower 45 metres above the Southern Ocean and attract 2 million visitors every year. The Twelve Apostles sits on Australias shipwreck coast, a stretch of land that’s claimed over 180 ships since Australian settlement. (The Great Ocean Road, 2015). Image Reference, ‘The Twelve Apostles’ photo Lisa Lubin 2009. Retrieved January 8, 2015, from world-leaving-everything-behind/.
  7. 7. TASMANIA HISTORY LANDMARKS Tasmania Landmarks Port Arthur and The Isle of the Dead: Port Arthur and The Isle of the Dead is located on the Tasmanian Peninsula and is one of Australia’s most famous convict sites. The site has over 30 buildings, ruins and restored homes set in 40 hectares of grounds. (Port Arthur, 2015). Its a fantastic insight into the lives and deaths of those who were part of the penal settlement including convicts, soldiers, civilians and their families.(Australia Landmarks, 2013). Image reference: Port Arthur. Retrieved January 9, 2015, from www. History Around 12 thousand years the sea was rising due to the melting of the global glacier. The land mass known as Tasmania was cut off and the Aboriginal people who were living there was isolated. The first reported sighting was in 1642 by the Dutch explorer Able Tasman. He named the land mass Anthony Van Diemeslandt which would later be known as Van Diemens Land. First settlement by the British was in 1803 and a second party arrived in 1804 and would settle in what would be later known as Hobart Town. The early settlers were mostly convicts and guards to develop agriculture and other industries. Other convict settlements were made including prisons such as Port Arthur. (About Australia, 2015).
  8. 8. Tasmania Geo / Population At June 2011, the estimated resident population of Tasmania was 511,200 people. The state's population increased by 39,400 in the ten years to 2011, with all Tasmanian current labour force experiencing population growth. Hobart current labour force experienced the largest growth (up 18,000 people), followed by Launceston and North East (10,400), West and North West (7,100) and South East (3,800). (ABS, 2011). Image reference: Tasmania. Wikimedia 2010. Retrieved January 9, 2015, from http://countries.wikia. com/wiki/State_of_Tasmania?file=Map_of_Tasmania.svg Industry / Economy Tasmania has a diverse economy with hundreds of significant exporters. The exports go mainly to Asia, and Japan is Tasmania's largest single customer. They are: · Pressed metals- Zinc · Tourism · Manufactured goods- machinery including automotive and marine · Wood and paper- woodchips, newsprint and hardwood · Ores- copper, zinc and lead · Seafood- abalone, rock lobster · Meat- beef and lamb · Dairy products- cheese and cream products · Other food and drink- fruit, vegetables, beer and wine · ICT- Information communications technologies (Tasmania Top 10, 2011).
  9. 9. Western Australia Geo/Population As of June 2013, Western Australia's estimated population sits at 2.52 million people. Western Australia’ s population has risen by 3.3 percent over the last 2 years, the largest rise of population compared to the rest of Australia’s states and territories. Western Australia is 33 percent of the country. (ABS, 2014). History Western Australia’s history dates back 3.5 billion years when the states landscape was formed. There has been a large Aboriginal influence over the last 40,000 years. The European settlement began in Albany in 1826. (Western Australia, 2014). image reference: Bob in Aus. (2011). Map of Western Australia, 2011, [photograph]. Retrieved from states/western-australia/
  10. 10. Western Australia Landmarks Margaret River Is known as one of Australia's premium wine regions. Over 15 percent of Australia's premium wines comes from Margaret river. (Western Australia, 2014). Rottnest Island Rottnest Island is a short ferry ride from the mainland. With 63 beaches, 20 bays and coral reefs on it’s shores. There are no cars on the roads and riding is the best way to get around.(Western Australia, 2014). Industry/Economy Mining Industry Western Australia is one of the great mineral provinces of the world containing 523 commercial mineral projects with 1032 operating mine sites which produce over 50 different types of minerals. (Department of Mines & Petroleum, 2013). image reference: Western Australia. (2015). Rottnest Island, 2015. [photograph]. Retrieved from http://www.westernaustralia. com/en/Destination/Rottnest_Island/9009604
  11. 11. South Australia Geo/Population As of the 30th June 2011, South Australia has an estimated population of 1.64 million people, which represents 7.3 percent of total Australian population. South Australia Accounts for 12.7 percent of Australia, With a mainland area of 978,810m Square and an Island area of 4,672m square. (ABS, 2014). image reference: Wikimedia. (2010). Map highlighted South Australia, June 2010. [photograph]. Retrieved from Tigris-Australia_location_South_Australia.svg History The first European settlement was established in the early 1800’s and was made up of sealers who lived on Kangaroo Island. It became a self-governing colony in 1856 and was of of the world’s most progressive and democratic constitutions. (South Australia, 2014).
  12. 12. South Australia Landmarks South Australia has gained the reputation of being a dull place to visit but with wonderful wildlife, beautiful towns and fantastic scenery Some of them are: · Coober Pedy: for the opals and underground towns · Flinders Ranges: to experience the Australian outback · Kangaroo Island: small population, wonderful scenery and famous for the local produce · Port Lincoln: known as the “seafood capital of Australia” · The Barossa Valley: “Australia’s wine capital”. (Australian Landmarks, 2013). Industry/Economy South Australia is most notably Australia’s largest wine producing state. SA produces more than half of Australia’s wine grapes. This translates to over 544 million liters of wine every year. Wine has been produced in the Adelaide hills since 1840, with producers such as Seppelt and Yalumba driving the industry for over 150 years. The food and wine industry allowed South Australia to generate 6.3 billion in tourism expenditure throughout 2014. (ABC, 2014). Image Reference: SetHeight208-Wilpena-Pound-Flinders-Ranges-South- Australia.
  13. 13. New South Wales Geo / Population It is the most populous state with 7.41 million people and Sydney is Australia’s largest city with 4.76 million people. NSW has become a destination for a variety of diverse migrants who account for the vast array of cultures present today. (ABS, 2013). Image reference: Wikimedia.(2010). Location of New South Wales on Australia (Image). Retrieved January 7, 2015, from http://commons. History Aboriginal people, the original inhabitants, have lived in NSW for more than 45,000 years. In 1770, the HMS Endeavour sailed into Botany Bay, captained by Lieutenant James Cook. It was claimed as a territory of Great Britain, named “New South Wales”. The First Fleet arrived in 1788 and the first settlement was established in what is now Sydney. (NSW Government, 2014).
  14. 14. Industry / Economy Services account for over 80% of NSW industry output. Agriculture and manufacturing are also high utilised with new industries such as biotechnology growing. Tourism is a booming industry, NSW receives more than half of all international visitors to Australia. ( Trade NSW, 2014). Image reference: Koo, K. (Photographer). (2014). Sydney Harbour Bridge (Photograph). Retrieved January 7, 2015, from bridge-scaffold.html New South Wales Landmarks Sydney Opera House Completed in 1973. It has 1000 rooms and an annual audience of 2 million people for its performances. (Australia , 2013). Sydney Harbour Bridge It is the world’s largest steel arch bridge. Since 1998, people have been able to climb the bridge and a group of 12 people leave for a climb every ten minutes. (Sydney Harbour Bridge, 2008).
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