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Australia. The land down under. The land down under. Equal in size to continental United States. Driest continent next to Antarctica. Home to the Great Barrier Reef. . The history of Oz. First inhabitants were the Aborigines.

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Australia

Australia

The land down under


The land down under

The land down under

  • Equal in size to continental United States.

  • Driest continent next to Antarctica.

  • Home to the Great Barrier Reef.


The history of oz

The history of Oz

  • First inhabitants were the Aborigines.

  • In 17th century Dutch, Portuguese, and Spanish ships found the continent.

  • British gained control in 1770, calling it New South Wales

  • In 1788 Great Brittan began moving criminals to Port Jackson (Sidney)


The history of oz1

The history of Oz

  • Modern day Australia federated in 1901

  • Consists today of six states

  • Constitution similar to British Parliament with financial system similar to ours

  • Great Brittan still has some say in governing with Governor-General


Statistics

Statistics

  • population is 21,262,641

  • Predominately English speaking nation

  • 92% Caucasian

  • Only 4% unemployment rate

  • Prime Minister is Kevin Rudd

  • Governor-General is Quentin Bryce


Communication

Communication

  • 104 television stations

  • 9.4 million internet hosts

  • 15.3 million internet users


War on terror

War on terror

  • Two terrorists attacks since September 11th

  • Sent 2,000 troops to Iraq.


Fun facts

Fun Facts

  • The first Australian settlers reportedly drank more than any community in the history of man kind (reportedly).

  • 1500 different species of spiders.

  • 150,000,000 sheep. Human population roughly 22 million.

  • No part of Australia is farther than 1000 km from the Ocean.

  • Australians from Queensland are “banana benders”

  • West Australians, “Sand gropers”


Headlines

Headlines

  • http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/sport/australia-wants-the-world-cup-and-will-persist/story-fn4l4sip-1225823672624

  • http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/national/aborigines-claim-culture-theft-over-oksana-domnina-and-maxim-shabalins-olympic-ice-dance/story-e6frea8c-1225822375720

  • http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/hysteria-as-loaded-trolley-explodes-in-darwin-woolworths-complex/story-fn3dxity-1225826377187


Work cited

Work cited

  • http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107296.html?pageno=1

  • http://www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/fun-facts-about-australia.html

  • http://www.greatbarrierreef.org/

  • http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/

  • http://www.theaustralian.com.au/


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