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  1. Themes of Geography Australia

  2. Pacific Ocean • Coral Sea • Along Australia’s East Coast

  3. Location Where is it?

  4. 2 Types of Location • Absolute • Relative

  5. Absolute Location • Refers to an exact location using an address • Refers to an exact location using latitude and longitude

  6. Example of Absolute Location - Address Macquarie StSydney New South Wales 2000, Australia(02) 9250 7777

  7. Example of Absolute Location - Latitude and Longitude Latitude - 33°51'25S Longitude - 151°12'55E

  8. Where is it?

  9. Sydney Opera House

  10. Relative Location Refers to the position of a place in relation to other places

  11. Examples of Relative Location • Located in Sydney • Located across the bay from the Sydney Opera House

  12. Where is it? • Mrs. Macquaire'sChair • The historic chair was carved out of a rock ledge for Governor Lachlan Macquarie's wife, Elizabeth, to veiw harbor

  13. What type of Location? Absolute or Relative?

  14. Ayers Rock (Uluru) Located in the Northern Territory of Australia

  15. 12° 41' South : 132° 55' East Kakadu National Park

  16. Pacific Ocean • Coral Sea • Along Australia’s East Coast

  17. Place What is the place like?

  18. Characteristics of Place • Natural (Physical) • Human

  19. How would you describe Australia?

  20. Physical Characteristics • Mountains • Climate • Animals • Plants

  21. Blue Mountains – New South Wales

  22. Tasmanian Devil

  23. The Outback – Northern Territory

  24. The Rainforest - Queensland

  25. Desert– Northern Territory (Alice Springs)

  26. Landform - Ayers Rock

  27. Human Characteristics • People • Language • Buildings • Jobs • Clothing

  28. Australia - Religion • Catholic 26.4%, Anglican 20.5%, other Christian 20.5%, Buddhist 1.9%, Muslim 1.5%, other 1.2%, unspecified 12.7%, none 15.3% (2001 Census) • Nation Master

  29. Australia - Language • No official language • Most speak English

  30. Road Signs; Highways

  31. Cities - Sydney

  32. Culture

  33. Clothes

  34. Physical or Human Characteristics?

  35. Street Signs; Highways

  36. Mountains – Blue Mountains

  37. Religion Flinders Road Baptist Church – Adelaide, South Australia

  38. Great Victorian Desert

  39. Lake Eyre

  40. Koala

  41. Darling River

  42. The Bush – Northern Territory

  43. Rainforest - Queensland

  44. Large Skyscrapers Sydney

  45. Baron Falls - Queensland

  46. Movement How people and places are linked together

  47. Types of Movement • Transportation • Communication