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Journey around Australia

This is presentation about Australia, the interesting places, animals, people who live there.

Aleksandra Lasia

on 1 February 2013

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Visit the Australia! Great Barrier Reef on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, it 's like one huge living organism, spanning the length of 2000 km - the only one visible to the naked eye from Earth's orbit. Great Barrier Reef You can see there the strangest and funny animals.
An example: Amazing and strange animals Sydney Opera House It’s a building in the style of modern expressionism, situated on Bennelong Point headland in Sydney. Opera House was building in the years 1957 - 1973, is made of steel, concrete and glass. Opened on October 20, 1973 - at the ceremony on this occasion there was Queen Elizabeth II. The main architects were Jørn Utzon and Ove Arup, whose design was chosen from among 222 others submitted by the representatives of 32 countries of the world.
Jørn Utzon had been awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2003. Opera house was entered June 28, 2007 a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mount Kościuszko It’s the highest peak in Australia (2228 m above sea level), sometimes it’s gave as the highest peak in Australia and Oceania, although this classification is only part of the world ranked 11th. It is located in the in the band of Snowy Mountains, the Australian Alps. It had been taken March 12, 1840 by polish traveler and explorer Paul Edmund Strzelecki and it had been named by him in honor of General Tadeusz Kosciuszko. It’s located in New South Wales, in the national park (Kosciuszko National Park). This continent is not only made up of deserts and rocks but it's got a friendly natives, beautiful sceneries, waterfalls, funny animals and more various things. Australia (Commonwealth of Australia) - a country located on the southern hemisphere, including the smallest continent on the world , the island of Tasmania and other much smaller islands in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. Australia hasn’t land borders with any country, but it has neighbors by the sea. From the north they are: Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north-east of Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia, in the South East: New Zealand. The capital of this continent is Canberra A few informations The first Europeans were Dutch sailors who in 1606 reached the shores of bay of Carpentaria and the peninsula York. In 1788, Australia converted the British penal colony. Aborigines are natives of Australia. They probably arrived there around 40-65 thousand. years ago, from south-east Asia, island by a bridge today's Indonesia and the island of New Guinea. They led a nomadic life. They were addicted to their environment and very associated to it. Their basic activities included: hunting and gathering, and in the coastal areas of the fishery. It's a beautiful place full of different species of fish, mollusc and plants. In addition to some 1,500 species of fish on the reef there are over 5,000 species of mollusc and 400 species of coral and 500 species of seaweed. Greater islands are covered with dense tropical vegetation. The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia's greater tourist attractions. Australian natives Aborigines now live mainly in sparsely populated and infertile regions of Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory. Numerous Aboriginal population also live in slums in large Australian cities. RED GIANT KANGAROO It's the largest kangaroo. The representatives this species live in the whole territory of Australia. Did you know in aboriginal language 'kangaroo' means “I don’t know what you talking about.”? Tasmanian Devil It is one of the largest marsupials. It reaches a length of 75 cm. It has strong teeth and it is carnivorous. In Australia, completely disappeared, while in Tasmania remained only a few specimens. KOALA This funny and charming marsupial - bear a length of 60-80 cm. He lives in Australia on eucalyptus trees. It’s hunted because it has a beautiful valuable fur. Number of living specimens decreased to few thousand. Considered as protected animal. SOUTH KIWI This bird the size of hens leading nightlife is a distant relative of the ostrich. It lives in the dense forests of New Zealand. Deprived of wings, has only short limbs. It can run very fast. It's under strict protection. ECHINDA It’s a mammal, but incubates the eggs. It is the best known and most widely used of the 5 species of echidnas. It lives in Australia and New Guinea PLATYPUS The most famous mammal who incubates eggs. They feed the milk their babies . It’s water creature. It lives along water’s gear Australia. ULURU Formed of sandstone rock formation Uluru is known also as Ayers Rock, is located at the heart of Australia. Specifically, it is located in the southern part of the Northern Territory, one of the least populated regions of federal Australia. This rock is part of Uluru National Park. Uluru with the Kata Tjuta, are the biggest tourist attraction in the region. Both Uluru and the "monoliths" Katja Tjuta are the sacred place for the Anangu tribe, the local Aborigines. At the foot of the rocks there are many caves decorated with precious murals. Aborigines show round willingly the tourists around the rock, they talk about the local flora, fauna and the traditional way of life of their tribe. Reluctantly, but they look at those among tourists who want to climb to the top of Uluru. There is no official prohibition this regard, but the Aborigines often ask for respect for their sacred place and watch it only from the outside. I invite you!
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