A tour of Australia
Letâ€™s go down under !
The Australian flag The Union Jack: Australia is a former British colony
James Cook, a British explorer, discovered Australia in 1770
Convicts were transported to Australia in 1788 and were used as labourers
Capital city: CANBERRA Alice Springs
Situation: in the southern hemisphere, in the Indian Ocean Main cities: Sydney Melbourne
The Australian Dollar
Perth Darwin Brisbane Alice Springs
Landscapes of Australia
Sydney Harbour and the Opera House
Skyscrapers in Brisbane
The Australian Bush
The desert (or outback) Hills Beaches and palm trees
AYERS ROCK or ULURU is situated in the centre of Australia, in the outback. Itâ€™s a national monument and a mythical, sacred place for the aborigenes.
THE ABORIGINES They are the first inhabitants of Australia. They have lived there for more than 40,000 years ! Today unfortunately they represent only 1% of the population
Particularities of Australia Road trains:
can be up to 50m long and have got 46 wheels ! They carry freight all through the country
Children who live in remote areas can get lessons on the radio or on the Internet !
Australia is a surfersâ€™ paradise !!