Australia Australia's ecosystem is an unusual one because of its remote location. As a result, there are many animal species that occur here and nowhere else in the world, such as the platypus, kangaroo, echidna, and koala. Australia has 516 national parks to protect its unique plants and animals. First Fleet Recently we celebrated Australia day on the 26th of January. But why do we mark it on that day in particular? To answer that question, Sarah will take you back in time to 1788, to meet some kids who came to Australia on the First Fleet. Kid 1: “My name is John Hudson and I'm nine years old.
Australia: Fears Over New 'Stolen Generation' By Jonathan Samuels, Australia Correspondent Campaigners are asking for the law to be changed to help rescue thousands of Aboriginal children in Australia from extreme neglect. Alcohol abuse is rife amongst indigenous communities and children are being abandoned while their parents drink. In some rural areas it is common to see toddlers in nappies wandering around unsupervised, even begging for food or warm clothing. Many non-indigenous families are so concerned that they have been taking children off the streets and into their homes without formal permission. They want the law changed to make it easier for white Australians to foster or adopt Aboriginal children. Australia Day Australian animals and birds are favourites with children the world over, and here you can learn a... A fun collection of Australian themed colouring pages to print for the kids, including Australian... Just for Australia Day, enjoy these fun Australia Day colouring pages for younger children, showing...
Australia : Activities - Cinema - Games to print - Interactive games - History - Information - Lesson plans - Webquests - Listening - Maps - Photos - Songs - Stories - Videos - Vocabulary Trishan's Oz : History - People - Places - Things - Facts - Animals (panique.com.au) Passport Australia : Videos - Interactive features - Slideshow... (channelone.com) AUSTRALIA.com - Travel and Tourism (australia.com) Geography of Australia - PowerPoint Presentation (classroom.jc-schools.net) 'A View On Cities', a site dedicated to the sights and attractions in some of the world's greatest cities. (aviewoncities.com) Picture Australia - (from Australia's cultural institutions) - "a gallery of people, places, events and objects" (pictureaustralia.org) 50 Insane Facts about Australia - an infographic (static.neatorama.com) 10 ways to survive in the wild "A British teenager has survived a fortnight lost in the Australian bush. What are the dos and don'ts of staying alive in terrain like that?... He survived on berries, leaves and water, and slept under logs.
Australia Map / Map of Australia - Facts, Geography, History of Australia Australia whose name comes from the Latin word australis, meaning "southern", has a population of 23,480,939 and gained its independence in 1918. The initial inhabitants of Australia traveled here from far-southeast Asia, and from the Torres Strait islands. From their initial settlements in the north some 70,000 years ago, their individual lifestyles and cultural traditions eventually spread across this vast uncharted land.
People, culture and lifestyle - About Australia - Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia is a product of a unique blend of established traditions and new influences. The country’s original inhabitants, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, are the custodians of one of the world’s oldest continuing cultural traditions. They have been living in Australia for at least 40 000 years and possibly up to 60 000 years. The rest of Australia’s people are migrants or descendants of migrants who have arrived in Australia from about 200 countries since Great Britain established the first European settlement at Sydney Cove in 1788. In 1945, Australia’s population was around 7 million people and was mainly Anglo–Celtic. Since then, more than 6.5 million migrants, including 675 000 refugees, have settled in Australia, significantly broadening its social and cultural profile.
New Zealand NATURE Because of its remote location, New Zealand is rich in unusual wildlife not seen anywhere else in the world. Nearly all the land animals are birds and many of these species have lost the ability to fly. The Maori people and European settlers introduced animals to the islands and the flightless birds had no defense against them. In the last 1,000 years, half of all animals on the islands have become extinct. Deforestation and draining of swamp land is also threatening many remaining species, including the kiwi bird. Fewer than 75,000 wild kiwis remain.