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  1. 1. Australia
  2. 2. Geography• Australia is a country in the Southern Hemisphere. It is on the continent of Australia.• Australia is an island and is surrounded by the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean• The capital city is Canberra• The largest city is Sydney
  3. 3. Climate• Most of Australia has a desert climate but parts in the South have a temperate climate• It is the driest inhabited continent
  4. 4. States of Australia• Australia is divided into 6 states- New South Wales- Queensland- South Australia- Tasmania- Victoria- Western Australia
  5. 5. The Commonwealth• Australia is a member of the commonwealth• It has it’s own government but the Queen of Australia is Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of England
  6. 6. Sydney• Sydney is the most famous city in Australia. It is in New South Wales• The city is on the coast and has lots of beaches• It has a lot of tourism• The 2000 Olympic Games were held in Sydney• In Sydney:• Sydney Harbour Bridge• Sydney Opera House• Bondi Beach• The Blue Mountains
  7. 7. SydneySydney Harbour Bridge Sydney Opera House Bondi Beach Blue Mountains
  8. 8. The Outback• Mostly unpopulated• Infertile• Dry, desert• Uluru – Ayers Rock – in the centre of Australia
  9. 9. The Great Barrier Reef • The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef • It is located to the North- West of Australia in the Coral Sea • More than 1,500 species of fish live on the reef • It is very popular with tourists and divers
  10. 10. Aboriginal people• Aboriginal – people native to Australia (before European colonization)• Separate culture• Didgeridoo• Dot painting• Rock painting
  11. 11. Animals of Australia• Kangaroo• Platypus• Koala• Wallaby
  12. 12. Animals of Australia• Dingo• Emu• Crocodile• Wombat
  13. 13. Animals of Australia• Shark• Sea turtle• Spiders• Kookaburra
  14. 14. Popular sports• Cricket• Rugby• Aussie Rules Football
  15. 15. Kookaburra• This is a popular children´s song Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree Merry, merry King of the bush is he Laugh kookaburra, laugh kookaburra Gay your life must be