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Australia and New Zealand. Australia Physical Geography. Surrounded by water Uluru-Large rock formation. Australia Physical Geography. Fact: The Great Barrier Reef is the world\'s largest reef system

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australia physical geography
Australia Physical Geography
  • Surrounded by water
  • Uluru-Large rock formation
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Australia Physical Geography
  • Fact: The Great Barrier Reef is the world\'s largest reef system
  • Fact: Thirty species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises have been recorded in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Fact: Six species of sea turtles come to the reef to breed
  • Fact: 215 species of birds (including 22 species of seabirds and 32 species of shorebirds) visit the reef or nest or roost on the islands
  • Fact: Seventeen species of sea snake live on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Fact: More than 1,500 fish species live on the reef
  • Great Barrier Reef- Off of Australia’s northeast coast, world’s largest coral reef
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Australia Physical Geography
  • Resources: Coal, natural gas, oil, bauxite, and lead
australian history
Australian History
  • Aborigines settled Australia 40,000 years ago
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Australian History
  • Captain Cook landed in Australia in 1770 and claimed for British
  • Many Aborigines died of European diseases
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Australian History
  • Became independent in 1931
australia today
Australia Today
  • British monarch is head of state
  • Parliamentary Democracy
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Australia Today
  • Agriculture important
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Australia Today
  • Diverse population
  • Sydney and Melbourne large cities
  • 90% urban
new zealand physical geography
New Zealand Physical Geography
  • North Island-Hills, volcanoes, geysers, and hot springs.
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New Zealand Physical Geography
  • South Island-Southern Alps, thick forests, deep lakes, and glaciers
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New Zealand Physical Geography
  • Resources: wool, timber, and gold
history of new zealand
History of New Zealand
  • Maori settled 1,200 years ago
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History of New Zealand
  • Captain Cook landed in New Zealand in 1769 and claimed for British
  • British and Maori fought over land
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History of New Zealand
  • Became independent in 1931
new zealand today
New Zealand Today
  • British monarch is head of state
  • Parliamentary Democracy
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New Zealand Today
  • Agriculture important
new zealand today2
New Zealand Today
  • Diverse population
  • Most live on North Island
  • 90% urban
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