Kangaroos, koalas, platypuses, and wombats are only some of the many animals that live in Australia. The country was once a group of British colonies, and most of the Australian people are of British ancestry. When people moved to Australia from Britain, they took many British customs with them. Australians drive on the left side of the road, as do British drivers. Tea is the favorite hot drink in Australia, as it is in Britain.
Australia Australia is the world's smallest continent and sixth-largest country. With proportionately more desert land than any other continent, Australia has a low population density. Lying completely in the Southern Hemisphere, Australia is bounded by the Indian Ocean on the west and south and by the Pacific Ocean on the east. These oceans merge on the north in the Arafura Sea between Australia and Indonesia and New Guinea, and on the south in the Bass Strait. The coastline length, estimated at 19,200 km (12,000 mi), is remarkably short for so large an area, a result of the relative lack of indentation.
The area of the commonwealth is 2,966,150 square miles, and the area of the continent alone is 2,939,974 square miles, making Australia the smallest continent in the world, but the sixth largest country. The Commonwealth of Australia is made up of six states: New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia; and two territories: the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory. The external dependencies of Australia are the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands, the Australian Antarctic Territory, Christmas Island, the Territory of Cocos Islands, the Coral Sea Islands Territory, the Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands, and Norfolk Island. The first Australians were the Aborigines. Aboriginal folklore claims that the Aborigines were always in Australia.
Farming is difficult in these areas, but not impossible, thanks to artesian water and the construction of many irrigation schemes. *People* The first inhabitants were people belonging to the Australoid group, who probably originated from Southeast Asia. These people traveled to the Australian continent about 40,000 years ago. A short while later, Aborigines landed in canoes and rafts on the north coast of Australia and then moved southward across the rest of the continent. Aborigines were nomads living in family clans, each with its own territory where it could camp, hunt, and fish.
To understand just how these climate zones function, we must look at the subtropical high that exists in the southern “horse latitudes” of around 30°S. The Subtropica... ... middle of paper ... ...on of El Nino, which many think has to do with increased pollution and other human influences on the environment, has created an almost constant state of drought in Australia. For the citizens of Australia, we can only hope that the global community can strive to treat the environment better, as the smallest detrimental actions can have far-reaching consequences when it comes to weather and society. Bibliography Australia Bureau of Meteorology, “Bureau of Meteorology Home Page,” http://www.bom.gov.au/ Dimantina Touring, “Outback Australia Climate,” http://www.diamantina-tour.com.au/outback_info/climate.htm Earthsci.org, “Australia Climate,” http://earthsci.org/weather/austwea/autwea.htm Monash University, “ Australia ’s Climate,” http://www.monash.edu/international/australia/climate/ Weathersavvy.com, “Deserts,” http://weathersavvy.com/Q-Deserts1.html
Te Atolls are home to billions of different species of animals, which include [IMAGE] - Varieties of dolphins and whales, -Dugong and green turtles, - More than 1500 species of fish -200 species of bird life -4000 types of mollusc and many many more. [IMAGE] The Reef itself is made up of billions of tiny skeletons or polyps -which are tiny, live creatures, which join together to form colonies. Each polyp is a tiny jelly-like blob crowned by tentacles, and looks not unlike an anemone, but much smaller. Each polyp lives inside a shell of aragonite, a type of calcium carbonate, which is the hard shell we recognise as coral. The polyps join together to create forests of coloured coral in interesting fan, antler, and brain and plate shapes.
Australia Australia is an island continent and is located southeast of Asia . Australia is the smallest continent in the world . Australia is made up of six states . The climate in Australia varies greatly : a hot season , wet season with rains falling mainly in February and March. During which north western has warm and dry season.
Canberra is the capital of Australia which is at the bottom of the continent, southeast of the biggest city in Australia, Sydney. Sydney is the largest city with a population of 4.429 million citizens. In Australia, the currency is the Australian dollar which is the equivalent to 0.903978 of a United States dollar. The common race that lives in Australia is Caucasian with 92 percent of the population being this race and 7 percent are Asian and 1 percent of the population having other ethnicities. Australia is full of different cultures and languages but the national language is English.
They first used Australia only captive colony for prisoners from Europe , which pushed the Aborigines away from their homes , and many died of diseases Englishmen brought with it . Approximately 90 % of Aborigines to have been eradicated by James and his people came , diseases or brutal slaughter or slavery. They were treated and considered animals by the English , since they neither used clothing or had houses . Before the British came to Australia Aborigines lived as nomads, hunting , fishing and farming, and they moved around for hours per year . Fewer and fewer live as they did in the old days , but even fought for indigenous peoples to regain the lands that were taken away them when James Cook and his crew took Australia.
The head of the Blue whale forms up to a quarter of the total body length. Compared with other rorquals, the head is very broad. The blue whale heart is the size of a small car and can pump almost 10 tons of blood throughout the body. They have a very small, falcate (sickle-shaped) dorsal fin that is located near the fluke, or tail. Blue whales have long, thin flippers 8 feet (2.4m) long and flukes that are 25feet (7.6m) wide.