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Australasia

By Surabhi Srivastava 3F
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Surabhi Srivastava

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By Surabhi Srivastava Australasia Australasia has 28 countries.
Australia, New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia Location There are two types of people in Australasia Population It is comparitively very sunny in Australasia Climate and Weather Facts Australasia is located in South East of Asia.
Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea make most of it.
Australasia is sometimes used as a term for Australia and New Zealand together. Australasia is the second least populated continent after Antarctica, having 0.5 of the world’s population (32,000,000 [2005]) Australasia lies in the Southern Hemisphere and has 4 seasons:
Spring- September to November
Summer- December to February
Autumn- March to May
Winter- June to August
Opposite to the Northern Hemisphere timing for the Summer and Winter. This means that the Australian Christmas takes place at the height of Summer.
Australia has mostly dry weather.
New Zealand has temperature climate (mild wet winter and warm dry summer) with moderately high rainfall and mainly hours of Sunshine. Only one cloud in the sky! :) Australasia celebrates Christmas in Summer Food These are two very famous Desserts of Australasia Peach Melba Pavlova Desserts such as Peach Melba and Pavlova are special Australasian dishes.
These desserts are rich in fruits.
Aboriginals used to use Boomerangs to catch birds or other animals, and if they miss, it comes back to them.
They eat seeds, berries and eggs. Culture This is an Aboriginal playing the instrument called a didgeridoo Aboriginal art is sold for a lot of money.
They play instruments like a didgeridoo.
It creates a loud and deep sound. First Fact 1.Canberra, the capital of Australia, was designed by an American landscape architect called Walter Burley Griffin in 1912. Second Fact 2.Aboriginal people and Torres Strait islanders of Australia and the Maori of New Zealand are the original indigenous peoples of these countries. Third Fact 3.Christianity is the main religion. Fourth Fact 4.There are not many rivers in the central of Australia because of very little rainfall. Fifth Fact 5.Lake Eyre is Australia’s biggest lake. Sixth Fact 6.Murray River is the longest river in Australia. It flows from snowy mountains and is joined by tributary rivers such as the Darling and Murrumbidgee. 7.Uluru, Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock, 348 meters high is in central Australia. It is a sacred place for Aboriginal people. The sunlight gives it a different colour at different times of the day. Seventh Fact Eighth Fact 8.Mount Augustus in Western Australia is the biggest monolith in the world. Ninth Fact Tenth Fact 10.English is the most commonly spoken language. In New Zealand Maori language is spoken by natives, along with English. Australian English is mainly spoken with some regional languages in Australia. Aa Eleventh Fact 11.New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were the first to climb Everest. Australia has 6 states and 2 territories. New Zealand comprises two main landmasses that of the North and South Islands and numerous smaller islands. facts fact twelve New Zealand was explored by Dutch explorer, Abel Tasman in 1642 Wellington is capital city and Auckland is the largest city of NZ Kiwi fruit, apple, cherry and pears are grown in New Zealand and exported to other countries.
New Zealand is a major exporter of meat, fish, dairy products, fruits and vegetables.
1. 2. 3. 4. fact thirteen 1.Kiwi is a small flightless bird only found in New Zealand and a famous NZ fruit. fact fourteen New Zealand is a mountainous country, having many glaciers (very slow moving river of ice), active volcanoes and geysers (springs of hot water). fact fifteenth 1.New Zealanders also known as Kiwis, all over the world. 2.Roughly 8 in 10 of all New Zealanders live in urban areas (town or cities), in the four major cities, Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton. fact sixteenth Marsupials such as kangaroos, Numbats koalas can be found in Australasia.
Emus, kiwis, and cockatoos are all native to Australasia.
Coral consists of billions of tiny animals that live together in colonies. When the animals die, only their soft bodies decay, leaving the skeletons to build up into reefs or islands. fact seventeenth I hope you enjoyed my presentation.
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