Common Wealth Games:Common Wealth Games:
By Bronwyn Gowenlock,By Bronwyn Gowenlock,
Olivia Christie &Olivia Christie &
Chloe CraigChloe Craig
The Capital: CanberraThe Capital: Canberra
Area: 7,682,300 sq kmArea: 7,682,300 sq km
Language: EnglishLanguage: English
Currency: Australian DollarCurrency: Australian Dollar
Australia first joined the commonAustralia first joined the common
wealth games in 1930.wealth games in 1930.
They are one of six countries whoThey are one of six countries who
have competed in every Commonhave competed in every Common
Wealth Games.Wealth Games.
In 2006 they won 221 medals andIn 2006 they won 221 medals and
86 were gold.86 were gold.
Australian HistoryAustralian History
60,000-40,000 B.C.:60,000-40,000 B.C.:
People from Southeast Asia settle in Australia. Their descendantsPeople from Southeast Asia settle in Australia. Their descendants
are the Aboriginal people.are the Aboriginal people.
8000 B.C.:8000 B.C.:
Aborigines invent the boomerang.Aborigines invent the boomerang.
1770 A.D.:1770 A.D.:
Britain claims Australia. It settles the first of six colonies in 1788.Britain claims Australia. It settles the first of six colonies in 1788.
Gold is found in southern Australia.Gold is found in southern Australia.
The six colonies join to form the Commonwealth of Australia. ItThe six colonies join to form the Commonwealth of Australia. It
has a democratic government. Britain's royalty has only ahas a democratic government. Britain's royalty has only a
ceremonial role.ceremonial role.
Canberra officially replaces Melbourne as the nation's capital.Canberra officially replaces Melbourne as the nation's capital.
Aborigines are given the right to vote.Aborigines are given the right to vote.
Sydney hosts the Summer Olympic Games.Sydney hosts the Summer Olympic Games.
The Australian parliament formally apologizes for past wrongsThe Australian parliament formally apologizes for past wrongs
committed against the Aboriginal people.committed against the Aboriginal people.
Where is Australia?Where is Australia?
Commonwealth GamesCommonwealth Games
The Commonwealth Games wereThe Commonwealth Games were
formed in 1930 when they wereformed in 1930 when they were
originally called the “British Empireoriginally called the “British Empire
The first ones were held in Hamilton,The first ones were held in Hamilton,
Australian Men Gold Medallists inAustralian Men Gold Medallists in
Australia won the 4 x 400 MetresAustralia won the 4 x 400 Metres
Relay: 3:00.93Relay: 3:00.93
John SteffensenJohn Steffensen
Stuart RendellStuart Rendell
Steve HookerSteve Hooker
Nathan DeakesNathan Deakes
Scott MartinScott Martin
Australian Women Gold MedallistsAustralian Women Gold Medallists
in 2006in 2006
Kerryn McCannKerryn McCann
Jana PittmanJana Pittman
Kym HoweKym Howe
Bronwyn ThompsonBronwyn Thompson
Brooke Krueger-BillettBrooke Krueger-Billett
Jane SavilleJane Saville
Australia’s Medal TotalAustralia’s Medal Total
Australain Medals CWG
Our prediction for theOur prediction for the
2010 Commonwealth Games2010 Commonwealth Games
medal total for Australia is……….medal total for Australia is……….
200 Medals!!!200 Medals!!!
Medals Pie Chart 1998Medals Pie Chart 1998
Australia Medals Tally 1998
Medals Pie Chart 2002Medals Pie Chart 2002
Australia Medals Tally 2002
Medals Pie Chat 2006Medals Pie Chat 2006
Australia Medals Tally 2006