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Julian Chavarria

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australia food Meatpie Because of Australias immigrant communities,many of the dishes have Asian and European influences. by: julian chavarria fashion in winter sweaters are common in many homes due to lack of heating. During the summer shorts and a T-shirt are for both men and women. Many kids dress just like their parents. language Sydney and Melbourne are home to almost a third of the total population. Most homes have only one floor, two-floored houses are considered luxuries. The number of people over 65 is expected to double during the next few decades.
family Australia's national
language is english. For the Aboriginal Australians their family helps them to put their tooth inside the shoot of a pandanus plant so that when the pandanus grows into a tree, their tooth will grow too. They serve plum pudding on Christmas with a coin, a ring, or a thimble inside and whoever finds the item will have wealth, marriage or spinsterhood in the next year.

Most school days begin at about 9:00 a.m. and run until 3:00 or 3:30, Monday through Friday. Children are required to attend school in Australia until age 15. Preschool, which begins at age 3, is not obligatory unlike Elementary and Middle School which is. Children love to pass their free time outside and play sports, specially swimming since most of the population lives in the coast. KIDS sports and recreation The national sport Australian-rules football, is a combination of rugby and soccer Cricket is also a popular national sport, many children like to play Kanga Cricket which is basically cricket using plastic equipment. NetBall is the most popular women's sport in Australia. With children, soccer is popular, but they switch over to Rugby or Australian Rules football around the age 7 or 8 TRADITIONS Socializing Greetings are usually accomplished with a handshake - especially between males and if you have not seen each other in more than a few weeks. The most popular way to socialize is at a pub or club. Usually this involves beer and often gambling (poker machines are at most clubs and many pubs). The law provides for freedom of religion, and the Government generally respects this right in practice.
26% Roman Catholic
26% Anglican
24% Other Christian
13% Other
11% Non- Christian
R E L i G i o N FLAg Each point of the star represents one of Australia's states. It was declared the national flag of Australia in 1953. Northern Territory South Australia New South Wales Victoria Tasmania Western Australia Queensland BirD The emu is relative of ostriches, it feeds on insects and plants and does not fly. floWer Golden Wattle can measure from 2-8 mt high and it Grows in south part of Australia.
national anthem It was declared the national anthem on 1984. Overview of histoRy "Australia was uninhabited until stone-culture peoples arrived. Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, and English explorers observed the island before 1770. The mid-19th century saw the beginning of government policies to emancipate convicts and assist the immigration of free persons. The discovery of gold in 1851 led to increased population, wealth, and trade." tiMElinE 1829 Australia claimed as British territory. 1901 First Federal election. 1901 Australian flag flown for the first time. Outbreak of World War I. Australia became involved in World War One in August 1914 1962 Federal voting rights extended to adult Aboriginal people. 1965 Australia sends troops to Vietnam to support US forces. 1986 The Australia Act makes Australian law fully independent
of the British legal system. 2004 Australia and the United States sign a free trade agreement. 2008 Australia and the United States sign a free trade agreement. 1914 Australia's landmass is of 7,617,930 square kilometers (2,941,300 sq mi). SizE Sorrounding Countries N
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equipment iron ore meat wheat wool coal alumina gold machinery imports telecommunication
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office machines Petroleum products equipment and parts machinery CuRRency A U S T R A L I A N D O L L A R hOLIDAYS December 25 Christmas January 26 Australia Day April 25 Aznac Day August 9 Pamela Lyndon ´s Birthday Family Structure most of the houses holds contain only one family not including grand parents etc. Most of the times men do the work and women take care of the houses. But when both parents work men also help taking care of the house. Climate anD weatheR Minerals
coal
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uranium ore, which is refined for use for fuel for the nuclear power Natural Resources Telecommunications Telephones - main lines in use: 10.815 million (2003)
- mobile cellular: 14.347 million (2003)
Radios: 25.5 million (1997)
Television broadcast stations: 104 (1997)
Televisions: 10.15 million (1997)
Internet hosts: 2,847,763 (2003)
Internet users: 9.472 million Transportation
Railways:
total: 44,015 km
Highways:
total: 811,603 km
paved: 314,090 km (including 18,619 km of expressways)
unpaved: 497,513 km (1999 est.)
Waterways: 8,368 km
Ports and harbors: 13
Airports - with paved runways:
total: 297
Airports - with unpaved runways:
total: 147

19,913,144 (July 2004 est.) Population age structure 65 years and over: 12.8% 0-14 years: 20.1% 15-64 years: 67.2% total population: 80.26 years
male: 77.4 years
female: 83.27 years (2004 est.) life expentacy Literacy Rate definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 100% Government
democratic, federal-state system recognizing the British monarch as sovereign there are 3 branches in the Australian government
actually, there is no president in Australia. They have a prime minister, called John Howard.
current events Big banks have used the global financial crisis as an excuse to gouge customers an extra $733 a year. Kevin Rudd has opened a $100 million public policy centre at Canberra's Australian National University. Did you know that... Before english became the national language people spoke 200 different ones. Australia is the smallet continent in the world. Australia's most famous animals are unique only to Australians. Australia is very well-known for its sheep Thank you for listeng to my presentation on 1966 it was written by Peter Dodds Mc Cormick Bibliography www.wikipedia.com
www.classbrain.com
www.countryreports.org
www.news.com.au
www.dfat.gov.au/facts/nat_anthem.html
www.abc.net.au
www.ihavenet.com
The capital is Canberra, most people say that Sydney is the capital of Australia but it is NOT true!! CAPITAL Australian kids believe that Santa Claus lives under the mountains and rides airplanes.
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