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Information about the continent of Australia

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  1. 2. <ul><li>It is the only island continent. </li></ul><ul><li>There are 6 states and 2 territories. </li></ul><ul><li>The native people are called the Aboriginal. </li></ul><ul><li>Most people speak English but there are over 150 aboriginal languages. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>The flag has the Southern Cross on it like New Zealand’s. </li></ul><ul><li>It has the Union Jack too like New Zealand. </li></ul><ul><li>The difference it has two more stars. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Cities - Sydney <ul><li>Sydney is the largest city in Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>It has many famous buildings and structures. </li></ul><ul><li>It is built on a Harbour like Wellington and Auckland. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 3.5 million people live in Sydney. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Cities - Brisbane <ul><li>Brisbane is Australia’s fastest growing cities. </li></ul><ul><li>It is famous for its stunning beaches. </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of people visit for the theme parks. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1.1 million people live in Brisbane. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Cities - Canberra <ul><li>Canberra is Australia’s capital city. </li></ul><ul><li>It is in the Australian Capital Territory. </li></ul><ul><li>The Prime Minister is Mr Rudd. </li></ul>
  6. 7. The Outback <ul><li>The centre of Australia is called the outback. </li></ul><ul><li>The dirt is bright red. </li></ul><ul><li>It is very very hot. </li></ul><ul><li>Ayre’s Rock or Uluru is a very famous place for the Aboriginal people and visitors. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Australian Animals <ul><li>Australia is full of special and unique animals </li></ul><ul><li>Kangaroo </li></ul><ul><li>Wombat </li></ul><ul><li>Platypus </li></ul><ul><li>Koala </li></ul>
  8. 10. Aboriginal People <ul><li>Aboriginal people have lived in Australia for thousands of years. </li></ul><ul><li>They are the original people of the land. </li></ul><ul><li>Aboriginal means native. </li></ul><ul><li>They play clapping sticks and men play the didgeridoo. </li></ul><ul><li>Art has been found on cave walls in the outback of the Northern Territory. </li></ul>