Where in the world is Australia? • Australia is the smallest continent in the world. • Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere between the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. • The countries closest to Australia are Indonesia, New Guinea, and New Zealand.
Australia’s Climate • The Northern Territory is very hot and dry. • Most Australian’s live along the coasts where we have seasons of: *Summer *Autumn *Winter *Spring
Environment • Australia is home to such unique animals as the kangaroo, the koala, and the dingo, a kind of dog. • The Great Barrier Reef provides homes for thousands of species of marine life such as fish.
History • The first known people who were in Australia were the Aborigines. • They lived in Australia around 40 thousand years ago.
Aborigines • Arrived in Australia 40 thousand years ago. • Aborigines have a tribal culture of art, music and storytelling. • Boomerangs were used for hunting food, tribal dances and for Aboriginal sports DjakapurraMunyarryun plays the didgeridoo in the "Sea of Hands" display in Sydney in 1998. The display was in support of native title and reconciliation of Australian aboriginals. (Source:AP
Australian Animals Bandicoot Koala Kookaburra Kangaroo
Australian Animals Great White Shark Pelican Wallaby Tree Frog
Australian Plants Eucalyptus Tree Waratah Coral
Australian Food • ANZAC Biscuits • Damper (Bush Tucker) • Vegemite • Lamingtons (Lord Lamington of Queensland) • Barbecues • Christmas Trifle