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  1. Australia The Land Down Under

  2. Read About Australia • http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/australia/about.htm

  3. Aborigines • First people living in Australia • Nomadic way of life • Passed on knowledge and beliefs through art, dance, song, and dreaming stories

  4. Ayers Rock (“Uluru”) • Site of many caves decorated with ancient Aboriginal paintings • World’s largest rock • Spiritual gathering place

  5. Ayers Rock

  6. Great Barrier Reef • World’s largest reef • Home to 1,500 kinds of fish • National park to protect all the sea life

  7. Great Barrier Reef

  8. Australian Animals • Kangaroo • 50 different kinds • Babies are called Joeys • Koala • Nocturnal • Means “no drink”

  9. More Animals • Emu • Tall flightless bird • Fast runner and swimmer • Wombat • Lives in a burrow • Eats grass and leaves

  10. Sheep Farms • Raise sheep for wool and meat • Enormous ranches • Each farmer takes care of thousands of sheep

  11. Aussie Slang • G’Day =“good day”, “ hello” • Mate =“friend”, “buddy” • No Worries=“You’re welcome”