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Australia country profile

Australia country profile
Australia ranks as one of the best countries to live in the world by international comparisons of wealth, education, health and quality of life. The sixth-largest country by land mass, its population is comparatively small with most people living around the eastern and south-eastern coastlines. The country's first inhabitants, the Aboriginal people, are believed to have migrated from Asia tens of thousands of years before the arrival of British settlers in 1788. They now make up less than 3% of Australia's 23 million people. Years of mass immigration after the Second World War heralded sweeping demographic changes, making modern Australia one of the world's most multicultural countries. But migration continues to be a sensitive issue politically. In shaping its foreign and economic policy, Australia first looked to Europe and the US but in the last 20 years has developed stronger ties with Asia. Read full overviewRead more country profiles - Profiles by BBC Monitoring Read a full timeline

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Aboriginal Australia: History, Culture, and Conflict Aboriginal AustraliaHistory and culture of Australia's indigenous peoples Who Are Aborigines? Aborigines are Australia's indigenous people. New Zealand English To the untrained ear, the Southern Hemisphere accents — Australian, New Zealand and South African — are rather similar. This may have to do with the fact that it is much easier to travel between these places than from any of them to Britain or North America. Listen more closely, however, and you'll hear that the accents have in fact developed in different directions. This young woman, like many New Zealanders, uses the word "Kiwi" to refer to both herself and her way of speaking. The kiwi is a national symbol of New Zealand — if you're talking about a flightless bird with a long beak.

Sydney - kidcyber Sydney is the largest city in Australia. About 5 million people live in the city and its suburbs. It is the capital city of the state of New South Wales. World Wealth: Britain crowned fifth richest country in the world behind US, China, Japan and Germany London's Bond Street puts UK wealth firmly on the map (Source: Getty) The UK has been crowned the world’s fifth richest country in the world in a new report that measures the total wealth amassed by each country’s individuals. Britain’s population holds $9.24 trillion (£6.01 trillion) in private wealth, surpassing France, Italy, Canada and Australia.

Christmas Island Coordinates: The Territory of Christmas Island is a territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean. It has a population of 2,072 residents who live in a number of "Settlement areas" on the northern tip of the island: Flying Fish Cove (also known as Kampong), Silver City, Poon Saan, and Drumsite. 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. The supply ships were loaded with enough supplies for the new settlement to survive for two years, after which they would have to make use of the land, local animals, and materials. The supply ships had all sorts of things such as clothes, tools, building materials (bricks, nails, ready-cut wood), cooking equipment (including some complete cast-iron stoves), plant seeds, furniture and even a portable canvas house for the governor.

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. City WebQuests: Sydney: history and traditions This webquest will help you investigate Sydney: its history, music and famous landmarks. You will also plan a trip and send a postcard home. Downloadable worksheet and teacher's notes are available at the bottom of the page. Activity 1: Introductory quiz

Australians spend more money on clothes than anyone else in the world Swipe-happy nation. Statista has ranked the top-spending countries in the world per capita and congratulations to us – we’re number one! The list compares average annual expenditure on apparel per person in nine regions, with Australians forking out US$1,050 (that’s $1,430 at today’s exchange rate). Coral Sea Islands Map of the Coral Sea Islands Map of the Coral Sea Islands Territory History[edit] The Coral Sea Islands were first charted in 1803; in the 1870 and 1880s the islands were mined for guano but the absence of a permanent supply of fresh water prevented long-term habitation.[1] The territory was created in 1969 by the Coral Sea Islands Act (before, the area was considered part of Queensland) and extended in 1997 to include Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs nearly 800 km further South, already in the Tasman Sea.

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.

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