Where Australians Live…
Location, Climate, & Natural
Resources in Australia
Location Of Australia
Both a continent & a country
Lies about 2,000 miles southeast of Asia
In the southern hemisphere
– L...
Location
Coastal areas are the most populated
Most people live along east coast
Most populated city is Sydney, in New
Sout...
Location
Nearly 80% of Australians live in urban
areas
– Australia is one of the world’s most urbanized
countries
70% of a...
Climate of Australia
Varies across the continent
It’s south of the equator, so climate is
opposite North America:
– Summer...
Climate: North Australia
Northern part of Australia is closest to the
equator
Tropical climate and is warm-to-hot all
year...
Climate: Central Australia
Desert is the largest part of Australia
Little rain falls here
– Most of this area gets less th...
Climate: Coasts
Only the southeast and southwest corners
have a temperate climate
– Summers aren’t too hot & winters aren’...
Natural Resources of Australia
Outback refers to the dry interior
– Mainly open countryside, including vast
expanses of gr...
Natural Resources: Mining
Australians mine for coal, iron ore, copper,
tin, gold, silver, uranium, nickel, tungsten,
miner...
Natural Resources: Mining
Minerals are often found in areas that are
difficult to reach
– Roads are expensive to build, bu...
Natural Resources:
Arable Land
Land that is good for farming
Enough areas with good land and rainfall
to make farming an i...
Questions to Consider:
Where do most Australians live?
What important business is done in the
outback?
Why do most Austral...
“I Think I’ll Move to Australia.”
In the story, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very
Bad Day by Judith Vior...
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    1. 1. Where Australians Live… Location, Climate, & Natural Resources in Australia
    2. 2. Location Of Australia Both a continent & a country Lies about 2,000 miles southeast of Asia In the southern hemisphere – Literally the “land down under”!
    3. 3. Location Coastal areas are the most populated Most people live along east coast Most populated city is Sydney, in New South Wales Another populated city: Brisbane, Queensland
    4. 4. Location Nearly 80% of Australians live in urban areas – Australia is one of the world’s most urbanized countries 70% of all Australians live in cities of more than 100,000 people – Sydney has 3 and a 1/2 million people – Melbourne has about 3 million people
    5. 5. Climate of Australia Varies across the continent It’s south of the equator, so climate is opposite North America: – Summer: December through March – Winter: June through September
    6. 6. Climate: North Australia Northern part of Australia is closest to the equator Tropical climate and is warm-to-hot all year round – Gets more rain than any other part of the country Winter: wet and cool Summer: hot and dry
    7. 7. Climate: Central Australia Desert is the largest part of Australia Little rain falls here – Most of this area gets less than 10 inches of rain per year!
    8. 8. Climate: Coasts Only the southeast and southwest corners have a temperate climate – Summers aren’t too hot & winters aren’t too cold (similar to Georgia) Climate in these regions is the one that Australians prefer the most – Most Australians live along southeastern coast
    9. 9. Natural Resources of Australia Outback refers to the dry interior – Mainly open countryside, including vast expanses of grazing land Few widely scattered settlements in the Outback – Many of them grew up around mining operations…
    10. 10. Natural Resources: Mining Australians mine for coal, iron ore, copper, tin, gold, silver, uranium, nickel, tungsten, mineral sands, zinc, oil, and natural gas – Lead the world in the production of diamonds, lead, & bauxite (used to make aluminum)!
    11. 11. Natural Resources: Mining Minerals are often found in areas that are difficult to reach – Roads are expensive to build, but they are needed to get workers & equipment to remote locations – Expensive equipment is needed to move minerals to populated cities to trade
    12. 12. Natural Resources: Arable Land Land that is good for farming Enough areas with good land and rainfall to make farming an important business in Australia – Farmers here produce more than Australians can consume, so the food is traded and sold around the world
    13. 13. Questions to Consider: Where do most Australians live? What important business is done in the outback? Why do most Australians live in southeastern Australia?
    14. 14. “I Think I’ll Move to Australia.” In the story, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst, Alexander has a bad day and decides that his life would be better if he moved to Australia. After reading the story, create a PowerPoint presentation that is designed to convince Alexander’s mother to indeed let him move to the “Land Down Under”. Include information from the “Where do Australians Live?” PowerPoint to help justify your point. You will need to include a title slide, as well as descriptions of Australia’s location, climate, land, and resources.

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