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Land Down Under by Paul Jelzon
Transcript of Land Down Under by Paul Jelzon
The Land Down Under
Australia is the sixth largest country in the world.
Australia’s tallest mountain
is Mount Kosciuszko at 7,310 feet
Australia’s coastline is 36,735km
Its geographic size
is 2.97 million square miles.
Northern Territory (NT)
Western Australia (WA)
Economy relies on export more than any other state
South Australia (SA)
Australia’s largest state
State capital is Perth
Beachside Indianna Teahouse
Darwin is the capital city
Aside from the manufacturing industry in Melbourne, agriculture is the dominant economy
Major exports include beef & lamb cattle, wool & dairy production and wheat
Home of Australian Rules Football
the capital and largest city
Main industries are mining,
Tasmanian Tiger, Tasmanian Devil
and different species of birds.
Home to indigenous animals:
New South Wales (NSW)
Oldest and most populous state
3 main cities:
Newcastle: 6th largest city and the world’s busiest coal export port
Sydney: capital of NSW and is the largest and oldest city
Wollongong: industrial city meaning “sound of the sea”; nickname “The Gong”
Mount Isa: world’s largest city by area
Gold Coast and the Great Dividing Range: popular regions
Contains 5 World Heritage listed preservation sites
Let's explore Australia!
The Great Ocean Road
"The Mecca of
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
Offers large tracts of the Outback
3rd largest island in Australia
centre of metropolitan area and home to three quarters of the state’s residents
The Garden State
The Widflower State
The Festival State
First State, Premier State
Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
“Pro Rege, Lege et Grege”
(For the Queen/King, the Law and the People)
ACT does not have a coat of arms
Property and Business Services,
Ownership of Dwellings and
Finance and Insurance
Namadji National Park
“Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites”
(Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine)
“Audrax at Fidelis” (Bold but Faithful)
“United for the Common Wealth”
The Apple Isle
“Ubertas et Fidelitas” (Fertility and Faithfulness)
“Peace and Prosperity”
“Cygnis Insignis” (Distinguished by its Swans)
Kata Tjuta, Australia
The other two sizable settlements are:
Alice Springs (in the desert interior, 1500 km to the south)
and Katherine (near the base of the Top End).
Created by: Paul Jelzon Belita
The Capital of Australia
4,439,315 as of August 3rd 2010
Australia’s lowest point is
Lake Eyre at 3,430 square miles.
The Premier State