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  1. AUSTRALIA Slide Show About Australia Kuressaare Middle School Katrin Liiva Inglise keel: III kooliaste Juhendaja: Maidu Varik

  2. Main facts about Australia • Capital: Canberra • Area: 7 682 300 km • Population: 17 900 300 • Language: Australian English • Money: australian dollar

  3. Australian flag Each symbol on the flag has a special meaning for Australians. • The stars of the Southern Cross representgeographical position in the Southern Hemisphere, • the Commonwealth Star symbolises federation of States and Territories, • the Crosses stand for the principleson which our nation is based - Parliamentary Democracy, Rule of the Law and Freedom of Speech.

  4. National symbols of Australia Kangaroo. There are more than 50 species of kangaroo. The biggest are red kangaroos, grey kangaroos and euros. The biggest kangaroos can grow over 2 metres tall. The females usually weigh about 45 kilos.

  5. National bird Australian bird whose call sounds like loud laughing. It is sometimes called a laughing jackass. Kookaburra.

  6. National flower Golden Wattle. The golden wattlewas proclaimed the official national floral emblem in August 1988. The golden wattle is a spreading shrub or small tree which grows in the under storey of open forest, woodland and in open scrub in South Australia.

  7. Native people of Australia ABORIGENES. The Aborigines came to Australia from India about 30,000 years ago. When the white people settled there about 200 years ago, half of the Aborigines died.European immigrants drove the native Australians away from their homelands. Now most of them live in the central, western and northern part of the country.

  8. Australian plants Acacia. 700 different species.they have brightly coloured flowers. Some of them are small desert bushes, some are tall trees.

  9. Eucalyptus. Australians call them gum trees or gums. Gum trees are among the tallest trees in theworld. The most numerous are Forest Red Gum, Snow Gum, Manna Gum and Ghost Gum.

  10. Australian animals • Most of the animals which live in Australia are marsupials.There about 150 different species of marsupials in Australia Kangaroo Koala Wombat Echidna Tasmaniandevil Platypus Possum

  11. The most exciting sightseeing in Australia Find more information. www.auslig.gov.au. www.acn.net.au/articles/1999/06/uluru.htm Sydney Opera Theatre Great Dividing Range Ayers Rock