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Australia. The Land Down Under. Read About Australia. http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/australia/about.htm. Aborigines. First people living in Australia Nomadic way of life Passed on knowledge and beliefs through art, dance, song, and dreaming stories. Ayers Rock (“Uluru”).

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Australia

The Land Down Under


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Read About Australia

  • http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/australia/about.htm


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Aborigines

  • First people living in Australia

  • Nomadic way of life

  • Passed on knowledge and beliefs through art, dance, song, and dreaming stories


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Ayers Rock (“Uluru”)

  • Site of many caves decorated with ancient Aboriginal paintings

  • World’s largest rock

  • Spiritual gathering place


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Ayers Rock


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Great Barrier Reef

  • World’s largest reef

  • Home to 1,500 kinds of fish

  • National park to protect all the sea life


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Great Barrier Reef


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Australian Animals

  • Kangaroo

  • 50 different kinds

  • Babies are called Joeys

  • Koala

  • Nocturnal

  • Means “no drink”


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More Animals

  • Emu

  • Tall flightless bird

  • Fast runner and swimmer

  • Wombat

  • Lives in a burrow

  • Eats grass and leaves


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Sheep Farms

  • Raise sheep for wool and meat

  • Enormous ranches

  • Each farmer takes care of thousands of sheep


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Aussie Slang

  • G’Day=“good day”, “ hello”

  • Mate=“friend”, “buddy”

  • No Worries=“You’re welcome”


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