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Australian Animals. Some Australian animals are extremely unique and special but when you grow up here you don't realise that, of course. Growing up in the outback around Tibooburra New South Wales we saw a lot of them but we didn't really see anything special about them.... To us they were just something we saw every day. As kids growing up in the bush we all knew to keep away from the snakes, if you saw one... (and we often did!).... Our father taught us a healthy respect for all animals There are variety of species unique to Australia ... everyone in the world knows what an Australian Kangaroo looks like, and who doesn't love the Koala? Since mankind's existence in Australia a lot of different animals have been introduced and are now roaming around feral ... animals like the Camel, the Rabbit and the hideous Cane Toad.

The European settlers deliberately released many different animals into the Australian native bush. Click on each of the links below to discover more about our wonderful Australian animals. 50 000+ Free ESL, EFL worksheets made by teachers for teachers. A possum. Aboriginal Australians. The Men of the Fifth World | Tribes - Planet Doc Full Documentaries. Aboriginal Reconciliation. Australia, Daintree Rainforest ( HD ) Australia: Travels on the Great Ocean Road. Australian Aborigines. Beautiful Places To See- The Great Ocean Road, 12 Apostles.

Beds Are Burning - Wikipedia. "Beds Are Burning" is a 1987 song by Australian rock band Midnight Oil, the first track from their album Diesel and Dust. This song was the second from the album to be released as a single, and is among the band's best-known songs outside Australia. It is one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. It was named number 95 on VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s and number 97 by the Triple J Hottest 100 of All Time in 2009. Meaning[edit] "Beds Are Burning" is a protest song in support of giving native Australian lands back to the Pintupi, who were among the very last people to come in from the desert. These 'last contact' people began moving from the Gibson Desert to settlements and missions in the 1930s. Chart performance[edit] Performances[edit] Midnight Oil performed the song in front of a world audience of millions at the closing ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Other appearances[edit] Live at the World Café: Handcrafted (2002, World Café) Comprehension, Aboriginal Myth, Birth of Sun by lathburg - Teaching Resources. CORAL BLEACHING. CTV Educational - Australia & Reconciliation - Sorry Day. Duck Billed Platypus Facts. Environmental problems in Australia. Everything about the Platypus is Weird. Facts about the Great Barrier Reef. As the largest living structure on the planet, the Great Barrier Reef is incredibly rich and diverse. Stretching 2300 kilometres, this natural icon is so large it can even be seen from outer space. While it’s known mostly for its large maze of colourful reefs, its intricate architecture also provides a home for a huge number of animals and plants. Some of these, such as turtles and crocodiles, have been around since prehistoric times and have changed little over the millennia. The breathtaking array of marine creatures includes 600 types of soft and hard corals, more than 100 species of jellyfish, 3000 varieties of molluscs, 500 species of worms, 1625 types of fish, 133 varieties of sharks and rays, and more than 30 species of whales and dolphins.

The Great Barrier Reef is also unique as it extends over 14 degrees of latitude, from shallow estuarine areas to deep oceanic waters. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park: Just how big is the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park? First People: Aboriginal Australians - Documentary Films. Great Ocean Road, Victoria - Australia Vacations & Tours. History of Convict Australia - Full Documentary. Made in Australia - The Wild Card: Jay Davies - Chapter 1. Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning. Midnight Oil - Beds are burning (Live At Olympics 2000)

Midnight Oil Beds Are Burning Lyrics. MIDNIGHT OIL LYRICS - Beds Are Burning. "Beds Are Burning" Out where the river broke The bloodwood and the desert oak Holden wrecks and boiling diesels Steam in forty five degrees The time has come To say fair's fair To pay the rent To pay our share The time has come A fact's a fact It belongs to them Let's give it back How can we dance When our earth is turning How do we sleep While our beds are burning The time has come To say fair's fair To pay the rent Now to pay our share Four wheels scare the cockatoos From Kintore East to Yuendemu The western desert lives and breathes In forty five degrees The time has come To say fair's fair To pay the rent now To pay our share The time has come A fact's a fact It belongs to them We're gonna give it back Visit for these lyrics.

Never before seen bird's-eye view of Uluru. Noosa - an Australian surfers dream. Platypus - The World's Strangest Animal (Nature Documentary) Rabbit Proof Fence (2002) Trailer. Reconciliation. Reconciliation in Australia- Our History, Our Story, Our Future. The Sustainable Living Festival, Australia’s biggest sustainability event, rolls into Victoria again on the 11th of February. Packed with sustainability action – from global green leaders to vegan bodybuilders, great debates to speed dates, organic philosophy to organic feasting – there’s something for everyone with an interest in the future of our planet.

This year’s festival theme is Australia – the Lucky Country. With our golden soil and wealth for toil, and our land abounding in nature’s gifts, Australians have every reason to feel lucky, right? As one of the sunniest places on earth, we are uniquely placed to harness our abundance of solar and wind energy better than any other country on the planet. To bring this message home and to tell us how it can be done, the festival’s keynote speaker for 2012 is Hans-Josef Fell, a man many call the father of renewable energy worldwide. Share On. The Great Barrier Reef: a catastrophe laid bare | Environment. It was the smell that really got to diver Richard Vevers.

The smell of death on the reef. “I can’t even tell you how bad I smelt after the dive – the smell of millions of rotting animals.” Vevers is a former advertising executive and is now the chief executive of the Ocean Agency, a not-for-profit company he founded to raise awareness of environmental problems. After diving for 30 years in his spare time, he was compelled to combine his work and hobby when he was struck by the calamities faced by oceans around the world. His job these days is rather morbid. With the world now in the midst of the longest and probably worst global coral bleaching event in history, it’s boom time for Vevers. Even with all that experience, he’d never seen anything like the devastation he saw last month around Lizard Island in the northern third of Australia’s spectacular Great Barrier Reef. “It was one of the most disgusting sights I’ve ever seen,” he says.

“It’s like a forest where plants compete for light. The most Dangerous and Heaviest Waves in Australia. Travel Australia. Platypus, Only in Australia. Uluru and Aboriginal Culture - Uluru (Ayers Rock) Australia. The area around Uluru was settled thousands of years ago, and although it was ‘discovered’ by the white man in the 1800s, Uluru and Aboriginal culture are very much entwined today. In fact, Uluru (Ayers Rock) is sacred to the local Pitjantjatjara tribe that live here. It was said to have come about during the much fabled Dreamtime. Although people have been visiting and climbing Uluru for years, the Aborigines would prefer they didn’t. Aboriginal ancestors walked the path that tourists do today, and many of the caves around the rock hold deep meanings for them and contain ancient rock paintings. Uluru is a World Heritage site, and although part of a protected national park, there may come a time when it could be off-limits to climbers.

Why is Uluru sacred? Aboriginal culture dictates that Uluru was formed by ancestral beings during Dreamtime. To learn more about Uluru and Aboriginal culture onsite, the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Aboriginal Cultural Centre is the place to visit. View from Above- Sydney. Visit the Great Barrier Reef. Walkabout (1971) - Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil, Luc Roeg - Adventure, Drama. WALKABOUT Trailer (1971) - The Criterion Collection. Who Are Australia's Aboriginal People? Young platypus snuggles with caretaker.