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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/