Australia: The Nature Channel

This project on the oceanic continent Australia is by Julius Pantoja, and David Abner. Period 5 of Mrs. Delgado's world geography class.

Early History Of Australia:

It is said that the aborigines of Australia came from SouthEastern Asia about 40,000 years ago. They led a hunter-gather culture and lifestyle. The Portuguese found it in the 16th century, but was later truly taken by Great Britain. Australia was declared "Terra Nullis" and was later used as a penal colony. Australia was declared a British dependency in 1829. They have now been declared as " The Commonwealth of Australia" since 1901.

Australia: History." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2015. Web. 27 May 2015.

Environment/Landscape

Australia is the 6th largest country in the world. Only 6 % of Australia’s soil can be used for farming because water is needed and lack of seismic activity. Australia is one of the driest inhabited place.

Australia is so big that it has to season patterns. The country varies from below zero and extreme heat.

The wet season of Australia has something called monsoons that last six months November to march.    The dry seasons last the other six months between April and October.

"Australia.gov.au." Austn-weather-and-the-seasons. Web. 28 May 2015.

The Politics Of Today:

Australia had the Australian Constitution Act passed in 1900. This was the first step to a free Australia and self-government. Australia now has a parliament of two houses, The House of Representatives and The Senate. It also has a written constitution just like the U.S.  And more on the side of similarities, Australia’s legislation must be passed by both houses of parliament. Australia also has a prime minister that must be agreed on by the majority of The House of Representatives.

"Comparing The American And Australian Political Systems."AustralianPoliticscom. Web. 28 May 2015.

The Economy of Australia:

Australia has the 13th largest economy in the world. It also has the 17th largest GDP. In 2010 Australia’s GDP was US$882.344 billion and increase from 2009 by about 3%. Also in 2009 Australia became the largest exporter, becoming larger than Japan. Also from 2007 to 2010 the Chinese investment in Australian companies amounted to $60. Australia’s mineral by 55% to 139 billion.


Education:

Education is similar across all of Australia between states and territories. School education primary and secondary is compulsory between the ages of 6 and 16 School education is 13 years. Primary School, our Elementary, Runs for seven or eight years ,starting at             Kindergarten/Preparatory through  Year 6 or 7.

  Secondary school or Middle School- Runs for three or four years, from The Years 7 to 10, or in a different order of 8 to 10.

  Senior secondary-  This school runs for two years, Years 11 and 12. You can also finish tertiary school after this, which is basically higher level school ( doctors, v.e.t.s.).

"Australian Education System."Australian Education System. Web. 28 May 2015.

Religion of Australia:

Australia's major religion is Christianity, with Catholic and Anglican follow up. The combination of said religions account for about 40% of Australia's population. In Australia, 22% of the population say that they do not have a religion. Only 2.2% is Islamic. They also have aboriginal spirituality that people can and will practice.

"Racismnoway." Diversity of Religion and Spiritual Beliefs. Web. 28 May 2015.

Recreation ( Sports):

Australia participates in the worldwide Olympics, Paralympics, and the commonwealth games. They have national teams in polo, rugby, netball, and soccer. The most popular is the Rugby League. And oddly enough, they have a Australian Rules Football that is very popular. While they have very physical games, they also partake in less bonecrushing ones like tennis, and cricket.

"Most Popular Sports in Australia." Most Popular Sports in Australia. Web. 28 May 2015.

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