Ancient Australian History There were eleven ships in the First Fleet. They were all small ships that included two naval ships, six convict ships and three storeships for supplies. The ships were specially built for the long eight month voyage which had to carry prison chambers for the convicts, and also carry food and animals. The animals included sheep, goats, chickens, dogs and cats, that also needed special areas to place them. 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. Canada Facts: Interesting Canada Facts for Kids 25 Amazing Facts about Canada Here on this page about Canada Facts you will find 25 fascinating facts and interesting information - not only for kids but for all who want to know more about this wonderful country. Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia. The country is divided into ten provinces and three territories. This huge country in North America has lots of superlatives on offer. 25 Canada Facts and Amazing Canada Superlatives
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. 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. One of Australia's most amazing sites rises like an enormous whale's back from a flat red-soil desert called the Red Center. This site is called Uluru, and it is a sacred natural formation at the heart of the country. Rising 1,100 feet (335 meters) tall, it is the largest rock in the world!
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.
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. One of Australia's most amazing sites rises like an enormous whale's back from a flat red-soil desert called the Red Center. This site is called Uluru, and it is a sacred natural formation at the heart of the country.
Canada Official Name: Canada Size: 3,855,103 square miles (9,984,670 square kilometers). It is the second-largest country in the world. 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. The first European exposure to Australia occurred in 1606, when the Dutch explorer, Willem Janszoon, sighted, then landed on the Cape York Peninsula. He found the area inhospitable and moved on. Regardless, adventurers and traders, aggressively searching for riches in the southern hemisphere, continued to sail through the northern coastal areas bordering a land the Dutch named New Holland.
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