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Vanessa McGrathon 18 December 2010
Transcript of Australia
Flattest continent on earth
Apart from Antarctica, Australia is the driest continent The People Population: 21 million Australia Melbourne Canberra Brisbane Adelaide Sydney Darwin Perth Hobart Alice Springs Uluru- Ayers Rock Kings Canyon Kata Tjuta Great Barrier Reef Commonwealth Games 1st place since 1990 Summer Olympics since 2000, Australia has placed 4th, 4th and 6th, respectively. Summer Olympics Kununurra Cyclone Tracy Christmas Day 1974
Tracy killed 71 people,
Caused $837 million in damage
Destroyed more than 70% of Darwin's buildings World War 2 19th February 1942
A greater number of bombs were dropped on Darwin than were used in the attack on Pearl Harbor Bombing of Darwin Melbourne is a diverse and multicultural city.
In 2006, 35.8% of Melbourne's population was born overseas.
Common birth places: Britain, Italy, Vietnam, China, New Zealand, Greece, India ,Sir Lanka, Malaysis, Philippines, Germany, Malta, South Africa, Macedonia, Hong Kong, Poland, Croatia, Lebanon, Netherlands and Turkey.
Melbourne has the world's third largest Greek-speaking population after Athens and Thessaloniki (Melbourne's Greek sister city),
The Vietnamese surname Nguyen is the second most common in Melbourne's phonebook.
68.1% of Melburnians speak only English at home.
"The Economist " the World's Most Livable Cities Survey:
Melbourne has won in 2002, 2004 and 2005. Coffee Culture Melbourne is rated 4th in the world.
Melbournian pride in the city’s independent coffee culture
In 2008 Starbucks was forced to close 16 outlets due to lack of sales. St Ali is short for Ali ibn Umar al-Shadhili.
Otherwise known as the patron saint of coffee. Street Art UK artist Banksy hailed street art in Melbourne as "most significant contribution to the arts since the Aborigines' pencils were stolen".
Compared to New York and Berlin as one of the world's great street art meccas The Farm Some notable Australian inventions & innovations
• Granny Smith Apple.
Automotive and transportation
• Black Box Flight Recorder -
• The Inflatable Aircraft Escape Slide & Raft
Food and drink
• Vegemite -
• Wine Cask -
• Electronic Pacemaker -
• The life saving application of penicillin •
Many firsts associated with IVF,
• The Bionic Ear-
• The Humidicrib,
• Spray-on-skin for burns victims .
• The world's first vaccine to prevent cervical cancer
• Internet WiFi or Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11
• Google maps