Australia By: Alexa E. Schmitz
Australia is the only country that is also a continent. • The coordinates of the capital city, Canberra, Australia are 35°S and 149° E. Location • On it's left is the Indian Ocean, and on the right is the South Pacific Ocean. • It is located southeast of Asia.
Physical: The middle part of Australia is mainly dry grassland and warm deserts. Major deserts include; Simpson, Gibson, Great Sandy, and Great Victoria Desert. The Great Barrier Reef is also a big physical characteristic of Australia. It attracts many tourists to the area. Mountain ranges in Australia include; Brindabella Range, Great Dividing Range, and the Australian Alps. The Blue Mts. Is home to one of many Australian World Heritage Sites. Rivers are one of Australia’s vital resources. The more major ones are; Darling, Murray, and the Murrumbidgee River. Human-Made: The Sydney Opera house is one of Australia’s famous attractions. Many people who come to Australia visit Darling Harbor, which includes theme parks, musuems, shopping centers and more! Place
Australia uses the land in many different ways. The main crops grown in Australia is; wheat, barley, sugarcane, and various fruits. The main animals raised are; cattle, sheep, and poultry. Australia is the first in production of bauxite, diamonds, lead, and zircon. They are one of the leading producers in coal, copper, gold, iron ore, nickel, sliver, titanium,and zinc. Human-Environment Interaction Australians also use the land by
Movement The most commonly used kind of travel in Australia is by cars. Almost every family owns a car. Another few popular ways of movement is by planes, railroads, and ships. Many citizens of Australia have British and Ireland ancestry, although there has been much immigration and they now are considered a multicultural nation. They still have customs today that came from Britain, like driving on the left side of the road. Exports: Main exports in Australia include; meat, wool. iron ore, wheat, and machinery. Imports: Main imports to Australia include; telecommunication parts, computer and office machines, crude oil, and petroleum products. Australia’s main trading partners and China, Japan, and the U.S.
Regions Australia has two territories and five states. The seven regions are; South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania, and Northern Territory. Another way to divide Australia is into their landscape. The first one is called the Eastern Highlands. There is many gorges and plateaus and this area is rich in minerals. Often times you hear people say “outback”. Australians call the interior part of Australia(big cities) the "outback", and the counrtyside the “bush. ” Only about 1 in every 10 people live in rural areas.Which mean 9 out of 10 people live in large cities
Another way to divide Australia is into landform regions. The first region is called the Eastern Highlands. There are many gorges and small plateaus and this area is rich in minerals. The second region is called the Central Lowlands. It is the best region to grow crops due to flat land, but most of the area is too hot to grow most crops. The third is the Western Plateau. This area is best for livestock because it has rolling hills for animals to graze on.
Reflection I learned a lot from this assignment. I have found out about Australia's ways of life and many physical characteristics too......It was hard for me to get the pictures into the slides. Sometimes it would not work for me, but I kept trying and eventually got it. Also, sometimes the alignment would be wrong and I would have to change a lot of things, like the font size sometimes. If I had more time I would probably change the spacing and where the paragraphs are and stuff. I would also change the colors a bunch and make it look more attracting. I learned a lot from this project and it was kind of fun, even though it took a lot of work.