Australia has got
six states and two
It is about the size
of the United States
20 million people live there.
Canberra is the capital of Australia.
The most representative building in
Australia is the Opera House in Sydney
designed by Jorn Utzon.
The weather in Australia is warm and pleasant.
The warmest months in Australia happen when
we are having winter in the United States.
Australia The USA
The most famous animals in Australia are
marsupials. A marsupial is a mammal that has
a pouch to carry its Joey, baby.
kangaroo koala wallaby
The desert central
area of Australia is
called the outback.
It doesn’t rain much in the outback, so the land is
very dry and not very many people live there.
In the outback, there
are some sheep and
ranches, or stations.
Some stations are so
big that they use
planes to keep track
of the animals.
Ayers Rock or Uluru is located in the
outback. It is a sacred place for
indigenous people because they think that
the spirits that created the world live there.
Australia’s indigenous people
have lived in the area for
Now, some live on
reservations, some live on
stations or in cities.
Some examples of aboriginal art are bark
and rock painting.
The didgeridoo is a long wind instrument.
There is no written Aboriginal language. Some
Aborigine words are: billabong and
THE ABORIGINAL FLAG
Black represents the
Aboriginal people of
Red represents the red
earth, and Aboriginal
spiritual relation to the
The yellow disk represents the Sun. It gives life
THE ARRIVAL OF EUROPEANS
In 1788 British Captain James
Cook arrived in Australia.
It was first used as a prison
colony by the English.
Australia's Day, 26 January, is the
anniversary of the arrival of the
First Fleet of 11 convict ships from