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Geophysical location

JOIN US IN A TOUR OF THE WORLD
COUNTRY
USA
WORLD POSITION
AMERICAN HISTORY
ICONIC CITY - NEW YORK CITY
NATURAL WONDERS
FAMOUS LEADER - JOHN F KENNEDY
BLUE TEAM MEMBERS
OWEN MANDISODZA
TIM SEARLE
TROY DOWNIE
STEPHEN BELL
SOHAYLA ASARI
5883598 Owen Mandisodza

Southern Africa


The journey to Zimbabwe

Between two great rivers
Zambezi River (North)
Limpopo(South)
Major official languages
IsiNdebele(Ndebele)
Chishona (Shona)
English speaking nation

President since 1990
At 89 years old Robert Mugabe is as fit as ‘ten fiddles’.
Politics can be explosive.
The link offer insights into the man we see today
Re-elected recently by more than 60% of registered voters.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwean_general_election,_2013

Famous Leader

The oldest city is Masvingo once Fort Victoria
Ancient city of the Mutapa empire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Mutapa

Masvingo-Great Zimbabwe Ruins
Natural Wonders

The last Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe the melting pot

THE WORLD IS A WONDERFUL PLACE
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.[7] The city is referred to as New York City or the City of New York[8] to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part.[9] A global power city,[10] New York exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. The home of the United Nations Headquarters,[11] New York is an important center for international diplomacy[12] and has been described as the cultural capital of the world.
Sisters at Work
Competitive
Multicutural
Farming
School is fun
Volatile past
Ancient Times
Modern city-Harare
Mugabe At 50 years
At 89 years
Victoria Falls is the longest falls
Part of world heritage
By Owen Mandisodza
The Complete Cycle of life
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.[7] The city is referred to as New York City or the City of New York[8] to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part.[9] A global power city,[10] New York exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. The home of the United Nations Headquarters,[11] New York is an important center for international diplomacy[12] and has been described as the cultural capital of the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City
United States of America

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States, America, or simply the States, is a federal republic consisting of 50 states and a federal district.
Capital: Washington, D.C.

Population: 313.9 million (2012)

Gross domestic product: 15.68 trillion USD (2012) World Bank

National anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner

Government: Presidential system, Federal republic, Constitutional republic

http://www.google.com.au/search?site=&source=hp&q=united+states+of+america&oq=UNITED+STATES+&gs_l=hp.3.1.0l10.1777.5090.0.8615.14.12.0.2.2.0.357.1746.6j2j2j2.12.0....0...1c.1.26.hp..3.11.983.BrmRWj8ArT4

NAME: John F. Kennedy
OCCUPATION: Civil Rights Activist, U.S. President, U.S. Representative
BIRTH DATE: May 29, 1917
DEATH DATE: November 22, 1963
EDUCATION: The Choate School, Harvard College
PLACE OF BIRTH: Brookline, Massachusetts
PLACE OF DEATH: Dallas, Texas
Full Name: John Fitzgerald Kennedy
AKA: JFK
AKA: John F. Kennedy
Nickname: "Jack"
AKA: Jack Kennedy

http://www.biography.com/people/john-f-kennedy-9362930
Switzerland
Australia
Spain
THE GRAND CANYON
YOSEMITE VALLEY
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Democracy at work
Everybody gets it
BY TIM SEARLE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A Picture is worth a 1000 words
Decision time
Iconic City-Ancient Mutapa Empire.
Country
Capital City: Madrid
Population: over 46 million people
Government: Constitutional monarchy
The official language of Spain is Spanish (Catalan, Valencian, Gallego, Euskera are independent languages spoken in Catalonia, Valencia, Galicia and The Basque Country).

Natural Wonders
Iconic City
Barcelona
Famous Leader
State Flags
Settlement of Spain
bienvenido a España
Welcome to Spain
The Country
Natural wonder
Great Barrier Rife
Iconic City
Sydney
Famous Leader
Australians
??Difficult choice
Settlement of Australia
Civilisation in the beginning
G'day mate
References
Selection criteria

1) Authority

2) Objectivity

3) Currency

4) Scope

5) Originality

Websites of choice:

1) Google picture-photos from government sources and original photographer names
2) You tube-Videos with high hits and from officials and credible sources such as government sites, academic institutions e.t.c.
3) Articles were generated from reliable websites such as wikipedia, googlescholar e.t.c.
4) Documents with Harvard or APA referencing system were selected.


Timanfaya National Park
The country
Natural Wonder
Iconic City
Famous Leader
Settlement History
Famous Leader

Bienvenue en Suisse, nous allons visiter
Cuisine
COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD
Natural Beauty
Founded as a Roman City
Known for architectual works of Antoni Gaudi
Languages spoken are Spanish and Catalan
NAME:Francisco Franco
OCCUPATION:Dictator
BIRTH DATE:December 04, 1892
DEATH DATE:November 20, 1975
EDUCATION: Infantry Academy at Toledo
PLACE OF BIRTH: El Ferrol, Spain
PLACE OF DEATH: Madrid, Spain
Full Name: Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco Bahamonde
AKA: Francisco Franco Bahamonde
AKA: Francisco Franco

It has been subject to land and sea invasions through the years from many cultures including the Phoenicians, Greeks, Iberians, Celts, Romans, Muslims, and Visigoths who each left some mark of influence on this land known by its citizens as Espana.
Starting with Christopher Columbus in 1492, Spain opens doors for exploration in the Americas. Although their conquests are to spread Christianity, they also seek gold and riches to support the kingdom back home. Spain becomes the first European power with an overseas empire.

Switzerland is a landlocked country in central Europe bordered by France, Germany, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein. Switzerland has 8M inhabitants who are predominately German and french speaking.

Switzerland is well known for its military neutrality and has not been involved in a state of conflict since 1815.

Today Switzerland is one
the worlds richest
countries and boasts the
highest wealth rate per
adult in the world..

Due to its positioning between the
Swiss and Pennine Alps Switzerland's
mountainous terrain is highly
regarded as some of the worlds
best Alpine Ski locations.



Aletsch Glacier: A remnant of the ice age the Aletsch Glacier was recently declared a UNESCO world heritage site. The Glacier covers 120 square km's


Matterhorn: The amazing triangular Mountain is situated in the Pennine Alps on the Italian Border. With a peak of 14,960 ft the Matterhormn

Rhine Waterfall:: Carved during the Ice Age the Rhine Falls are Europe's largest.
Geneva
Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva and the Rhone river,. with a population of 192,000 Geneva is Switzerland's 2ND most populous city.

.Founded in 121BC by the Romans Geneva was a strategic border town between what is the region now known as France.

Today Geneva is a financial and diplomatic hub and is home to the highest number of international organizations in the world including the Red Cross and UN,
Karl Elsner
Karl Elsner 1860 - 1918 was the inventor of the Swiss Army Knife and the founder of the knife manufacturing company Victorinox.

Originating in Ibach.Switzerland the 1st Swiss army knife was produced in 1891 after Elsner won the contract to supply the Swiss Army's. Victorinox has held the contract for over 120 years and remains as the sole supplier of knifes to the Swiss Army.

Recognized globally Elsner's design incorporated a number of tool's alongside a traditional sharp blade.
Roger Federer
Born on in 1981in Basel Switzerland Roger Federer is widely regarded as the greatest mens tennis player of all time.

Federer holds 7 mens records including the longest time spent at the world number 1 position as well as the highest number of match wins. Federer has apperared in 23 Grand Slam finals and has won on all 4 grand slam surfaces.

Federer is also involved in a wide range of philanthropic activities including the Roger Federer foundation which helps disadvanted children.
Settlement in Switzerland can be traced back to the Stone Age where evidence of inhabitants in the Apline regions have been uncovered.

However it was During the Romann Era that a majority of "Modern" Switzerland was settled as the Romans traversed the country whilst exploring greater Europe. It was during this period that a majority of current cities and roads were established.

Post the Roman habitation and during the period of Christianization the region was split into realms held by the Burgundy Kings which were later carved itno thecurrent regions of Switzerland.
Topics explored
Iconic City
Natural wonder(s)
Settlement History
Famous leader
Any interest fact
Topics
Iconic city
Natural wonder
Settlement History
Famous Leader
Any interesting Fact
Conclusion
By Tim Lambert Dedicated to Frederick Wilde
Refrence
http://www.localhistories.org/australia.html

The Indigenous Australians: The Indigenous Australians are believed to have arrived in Australia about 40,000 BC during an ice age when Australia was connected to Asia by a land bridge. Tasmania was cut off from Australia around 8,000 BC when the last ice age ended and sea level rose. The indigenous people were hunter-gatherers. However dingoes were domesticated about 4000-3,000 BC. The Indigenous Australians hunted with wooden spears and sometimes with stone or bone blades. They also used nets .As well as hunting mammals they hunted reptiles such as snakes and lizards. Indigenous Australians also ate insects and eggs. They also hunted birds such as ducks, parrots, cockatoos and emus. Indigenous people dug up roots and collected fruits and nuts. Although European settlers regarded them as primitive in fact the indigenous people survived in Australia for tens of thousands of years and they had a rich culture.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA

By Tim Lambert Dedicated to Frederick Wilde
Refrence
http://www.localhistories.org/australia.html

The Indigenous Australians: The Indigenous Australians are believed to have arrived in Australia about 40,000 BC during an ice age when Australia was connected to Asia by a land bridge. Tasmania was cut off from Australia around 8,000 BC when the last ice age ended and sea level rose. The indigenous people were hunter-gatherers. However dingoes were domesticated about 4000-3,000 BC. The Indigenous Australians hunted with wooden spears and sometimes with stone or bone blades. They also used nets .As well as hunting mammals they hunted reptiles such as snakes and lizards. Indigenous Australians also ate insects and eggs. They also hunted birds such as ducks, parrots, cockatoos and emus. Indigenous people dug up roots and collected fruits and nuts. Although European settlers regarded them as primitive in fact the indigenous people survived in Australia for tens of thousands of years and they had a rich culture.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA

A turning point in Australian history came in 1992 with the Mabo Judgement. Indigenous Australians claimed that the island of Mer belonged to them and not to the crown. A court finally overturned the doctrine of 'terra nullius', the idea that Australia did not belong to anybody when the Europeans arrived. In 1993 the government passed the Native Title Bill to clarify rights to ownership of land. However in 1993 came the Wik judgement, which said that even in the Queensland government leased land to pastoralists the Indigenous Australians still had some right to use the land as long as they did not interfere with the pastoralists activities. In 1998 the government was forced to amend the 1993 Native Title Act. As a symbol of reconciliation between the different peoples of Australia over 250,000 people walked across Sydney Harbour Bridge on 28 May 2000.

The Mabo Judgement

War was declared in August 1914. The first Australian soldiers left by ship in November 1914. They were directed to Egypt. Turkey was Germany's ally and the British government had a plan to seize the Dardanelles (the narrow straits leading to the Black Sea). That would enable the British and French to open a sea route to their ally Russia. It would also knock Turkey out of the war. First they needed to capture Gallipoli Peninsula because Turkish guns there controlled the straits. In April 1915 the ANZACS (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) were sent to Gallipoli. However they were unable to dislodge the Turks. The Anzacs were withdrawn in December 1915 having suffered nearly 8,000 casualties. The Anzacs were then sent to the Western Front. Some 60,000 Australians died in the First World War.

Australia in the First World War

In the late 19th century Northern Australia began to grow. Darwin was founded in 1869. In 1872 an overland telegraph was made from Darwin to Adelaide. Cattle were very important to the northern economy. Because of the hot climate there were also sugar plantations.

Australia in the Late 19th Century

Today the population of Australia is 22 million. In 2006 it was estimated that the indigenous population was about 500,000 - about the same as it was when Europeans first arrived in Australia at the end of the 18th century. Unemployment was high in the 1990s but at the beginning of the 21st century the situation improved. Unemployment in Australia stood at 5.2% in March 2012. Today Australia is a prosperous country. As a sign of changing times in 2008 Quentin Bryce became the first woman Governor-General of Australia. In 2010 Julia Gillard became the first woman Prime Minister of Australia.

Australia in the 21st Century

From 1949 to 1974 a great civil engineering scheme was built the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. The plan was to collect the water from melting snow in the Australian Alps and divert it through tunnels to drive hydro-electric power stations. The water would then flow into rivers for irrigation. Over 25 years 16 dams were built, 12 tunnels and 7 power stations. Workers from more than 30 nations toiled on the scheme.

The Snowy Mountains Scheme

Sydney Opera House

Bondi Beach

Australia in the Late 20th Century

By 1901 the population of Australia was over 3.7 million and it was growing rapidly. The population of New South Wales was about 1.4 million.

Australia in the Early 20th Century

Brisbane was founded in 1825. Western Australia was founded in 1829. The city of Perth was founded that year.

In 1834 a man named John Batman decided the site of Melbourne was a good place to found a settlement. In 1835 he made a treaty with the Indigenous Australians in which he gave them trade goods for land. However the treaty was not recognised by the British government, which disregarded it. Nevertheless the city of Melbourne was laid out on the land in a grid pattern.
After 1815 thousands of new settlers arrived in Australia every year fleeing poverty in Britain. By 1840 the white population of Australia was about 160,000. By 1851 it was about 430,000. Meanwhile explorers such as Charles Sturt 1795-1869 and Thomas Mitchell 1792-1855 explored the interior of Australia.

New Colonies In Australia

In 1797 Merino sheep were brought to Australia

The number of sheep in Australia quickly boomed. There was a huge demand for their wool in England. By 1820 there 100,000 sheep in Australia. By 1830 the figure had reached 1 million. There were 1 million sheep in Tasmania. By 1850 there were 13 million sheep in New South Wales. By 1850 half of all wool woven in Britain came from Australia/Tasmania.

Australian Sheep

During the 17th century and 18th century European explorers reached Australia. In 1770 Captain Cook claimed eastern Australia for Britain. He called it New South Wales

.Life was hard for ordinary people in the 18th century and punishments for even minor crimes were severe. In England you could be hanged for more than 200 different offences. However as an alternative to hanging prisoners were sometimes sentenced to transportation. In the 18th century convicts were transported to Virginia and Maryland in what is now the USA. Transportation was a relatively humane punishment . At any rate on 13 May 1787 a fleet of 11 ships set sail from Portsmouth. On board were 759 convicts, most of them men with sailors and marines to guard the prisoners. Captain Arthur Philip commanded them. With them they took seeds, farm implements, livestock such as cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, horses and chickens and 2 years supply of food. The first colonists came ashore at Port Jackson on 26 January 1788.

The First Convicts Transported To Australia

During the Second World War Australia once again joined Britain in fighting Germany. In 1940 Anzacs were sent to North Africa where they played a vital role. However when Japan entered the war in December 1942 Australia herself was in danger. When Singapore fell in February 1942 16,000 Australians were captured.

in February 1942 the Japanese began air raids on Darwin. These continued until November 1943. On May 31 1942 3 Japanese midget submarines entered Sydney Harbour. One of them managed to sink a store ship, HMAS Kuttabul with the loss of 21 lives. Meanwhile in September 1942 Australians fought in New Guinea and pushed back the Japanese army. For the rest of World War II Australians fought under the command of Douglas Macarthur. Some 37,000 Australians died in the Second World War.

Australia in the Second World War

When the first convicts and their guards were sent to Australia they were enjoined to 'live in amity and kindness' with the Indigenous Australians. That of course did not happen. The Europeans came to drive the indigenous people off their land. Naturally the Indigenous Australians resented this and fought back. However there were no pitched battles between Europeans and Indigenous Australians. The indigenous people fought 'hit and run' raids and parties of Europeans went out to kill Indigenous Australians.

One of the leaders of indigenous resistance was Pemulwuy who fought the British from 1790 to 1802. However he was eventually shot. European diseases such as smallpox, influenza and measles to which they had no resistance also devastated the Indigenous Australians. Intermittent 'warfare' between Europeans and indigenous people continued for decades. As the Europeans took more and more of the indigenous people's hunting land for sheep tension grew and violence flared. Indigenous Australians sometimes attacked settlers and took sheep. In retaliation Europeans sometimes massacred Indigenous Australians.
Furthermore from the 1850s Chinese people came to work in Australia. In the late 19th century all the Australian colonies restricted their immigration. Meanwhile, in the late 19th century Polynesians came to work in the sugar fields in the North. In 1901 an Immigrant Restriction Act was passed to stop Asian immigrants.

War With The Indigenous Australians

Under King the first colonists settled in Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) in 1803.

In 1813 Europeans discovered a pass through the Blue Mountains. That enabled them to spread inland. Berrima was founded in 1829. Bathurst and Goulburn followed it in 1833. By 1825 the White population of Australia was about 25,000 while Tasmania had a population of about 4,500. Transportation to New South Wales ended in 1840. Transportation to Australia ended completely in 1868. Meanwhile the system of granting land to people ended in 1831. From then on land in Australia was sold.

Australia In The Early 19th Century

By Tim Lambert Dedicated to Frederick Wilde
Refrence
http://www.localhistories.org/australia.html

The Indigenous Australians: The Indigenous Australians are believed to have arrived in Australia about 40,000 BC during an ice age when Australia was connected to Asia by a land bridge. Tasmania was cut off from Australia around 8,000 BC when the last ice age ended and sea level rose. The indigenous people were hunter-gatherers. However dingoes were domesticated about 4000-3,000 BC. The Indigenous Australians hunted with wooden spears and sometimes with stone or bone blades. They also used nets .As well as hunting mammals they hunted reptiles such as snakes and lizards. Indigenous Australians also ate insects and eggs. They also hunted birds such as ducks, parrots, cockatoos and emus. Indigenous people dug up roots and collected fruits and nuts. Although European settlers regarded them as primitive in fact the indigenous people survived in Australia for tens of thousands of years and they had a rich culture.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA

The Indigenous Australians: The Indigenous Australians are believed to have arrived in Australia about 40,000 BC during an ice age when Australia was connected to Asia by a land bridge. Tasmania was cut off from Australia around 8,000 BC when the last ice age ended and sea level rose. The indigenous people were hunter-gatherers. However dingoes were domesticated about 4000-3,000 BC. The Indigenous Australians hunted with wooden spears and sometimes with stone or bone blades. They also used nets .As well as hunting mammals they hunted reptiles such as snakes and lizards. Indigenous Australians also ate insects and eggs. They also hunted birds such as ducks, parrots, cockatoos and emus. Indigenous people dug up roots and collected fruits and nuts. Although European settlers regarded them as primitive in fact the indigenous people survived in Australia for tens of thousands of years and they had a rich culture.


By Tim Lambert Dedicated to Frederick Wilde
Refrence
http://www.localhistories.org/australia.html

A BRIEF HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA
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