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Australia

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A basic introduction to the continent and country of Australia.

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Australia

  1. 1. Everything you’d like to know<br />AUSTRALIA<br />
  2. 2. States and Territories<br />New South Wales<br />Queensland<br />South Australia<br />Tasmania<br />Victoria<br />Western Australia<br />Northern Territory<br />Australian Capital Territory (ACT)<br />
  3. 3. Numbers<br />Population<br />Increasing at about 17.4% every decade<br />Over 21 million people<br />Language<br />English is main (around 80%)<br />“Australian accent”<br />99% can read and write<br />Religion<br />Majority are Christians (64%)<br />
  4. 4. Climate<br />Varies widely<br />Mostly desert<br />40% is covered by sand dunes<br />South-east and south-west have fertile soil<br />North has tropical climate<br />Varied with rainforests and grasslands<br />Rain also varies<br />Frequent droughts and very wet seasons<br />
  5. 5. Animals<br />Kangaroo<br />Koala<br />Saltwater Crocodile<br />Green Sea Turtle<br />Emu<br />Platypus<br />Kookaburra<br />
  6. 6. Culture<br />Most urbanized populations in the world<br />Cities are “melting pots” of different cultures<br />Aboriginals<br />Post-WW II flood of immigrants<br />Europe, Middle East, South-East Asia, India, and later the Africans and Americans<br />Music<br />didgeridoo<br />
  7. 7. Food<br />Breakfast<br />Cereal, toast, and fruit<br />Porridge or full meals<br />Dinners<br />Main meal<br />Common “American” foods<br />Pizza, barbecue, salad, pasta, vegetables<br />Desert<br />PIES!!!<br />
  8. 8. Sports<br />Australian rules football<br />Cricket<br />Rugby<br />Soccer<br />Yellow and green<br />
  9. 9. Tourist Attractions<br />Sydney Opera House<br />Ayers Rock<br />The Great Barrier Reef<br />Zoos<br />Tours<br />
  10. 10. Fun Facts<br />World’s smallest continent, but 6th largest country<br />The first European settlers in Australia drank more alcohol per person than any other community in the history of mankind<br />The Tasmanian Devil does exist, and it has the jaw strength of a crocodile<br />There are 1500 hundred species of Australian spiders<br />The Great Barrier Reef is the largest organic construction on earth<br />
  11. 11. Australia, in all its beauty<br />
  12. 12. The End<br />Australia Day 2008 <br />
  13. 13. References<br />Slide 1 Country<br />http://robcubbon.com/creating-a-countrys-flag-inside-its-map-outline<br />Rob Cubbon Ltd – Graphic Design London<br />Slide 2 Opera House<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikemcd/2527792696/<br />Slide 3 Church<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/s13_eisbaer/4261259167/<br />Slide 5 Kangaroo, Turtle, Kookaburra<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/mundoo/422685596/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/ultrahi/314861835/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajft/290115254/<br />
  14. 14. Slide 6 Didgeridoo, Buddhist Temple<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/kt/298914569/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilcrabbygal/2908706122/<br />Slide 7 Cupcake<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/sugarbloom_cupcakes/3219141333/<br />Slide 8 Football, Soccer<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/dreama/3300996861/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/canvy/3403766343/<br />Slide 9 Ayers Rock, Opera House, Barrier Reef<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulafunnell/3873989439/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewgill73/125728646/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/munkeygirl/260337083/<br />
  15. 15. Slide 11 Koala, City, Ayers Rock, Beach<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/ccdoh1/819033278/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/gmetrail/2318427740/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/twinpeaks/280543635/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/vtveen/1278168309/<br />Slide 12 Fireworks<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/koolgary/2351767857/<br />Information<br />https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html<br />http://www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/fun-facts-about-australia.html<br />

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