does anyone know anything about australia???

im doing a australia project and i need help so if you know anything please answer!!!!!

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    Facts about Australia, including how large the country is, what we export and other general information.

    http://www.australianexplorer.com/interesting_fact...

    See also http://australian.lifetips.com - heaps of interesting facts ... Knock yourself out !!

    TRIVIA & FUN FACTS

    Australia is the world’s largest inhabited island and the smallest continent.

    Australia is the largest continent occupied by one nation and is the least populated.

    Australia, is the world’s longest straight stretch of railway, 478.4 kilometres in length.

    The Great Barrier Reef is the longest coral reef in the world, extending over 2,012.5 kilometres.

    Tully, in Queensland, is the wettest town in Australia with an average annual rainfall of 355.6 centimetres (11 ft, 10 inches).

    Western Australia is three and a half times as big as Texas.

    Lake Eyre, 16 metres below sea level, has the lowest elevation. It is also the driest area.

    The oldest daily newspaper in the southern hemisphere is the Sydney Morning Herald (1831).

    The Australian coastline totals 36,735 kilometres.

    Marble Bar, Western Australia, recorded the longest period of extreme heat of above 37.7 C. for 160 days from October 1923 to April 1924.

    The average Australian can expect to eat during his or her lifetime: 17 beef cattle, 92 sheep, 406 loaves of bread, 165,000 eggs 8 tons of fruit, half a ton of cheese and ten tons of veggies.

    No part of Australia is further than 1000 kilometres from the sea.

    Between 1788 and 1856, 157,000 convicts were sent to Australia. This is only one-third of the total sent to the United States.

    The first television station in Australia opened in 1956 as TCN Channel 9, Sydney.

    Sydney’s Opera House was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon in 1957. Construction began in 1959 and it was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1973

    Ayers Rock is a red granite monolith, 859.53 metres above sea level. It is 8.85 kilometres in circumference, and is 347.3 metres above the plain.

    Wolf Creek, Western Australia, has the largest meteorite crater in Australia, measuring 853.44 metres in diameter and 61 metres deep.

    In 1854 a large meteorite was found at Cranbourne, Victoria, weighing more than 5 tons.

    The last tram ran in Sydney on 26 February 1961. Trams still run in Melbourne.

    The highest recorded temperature of 53.1 C was at Cloncurry, Queensland, on 16 January 1889.

    The world’s largest cattle station, 30,028.3km2, is almost the same size as Belgium.

    Of all coloured peoples, the Australian Aborigines are ethnologically most akin to Caucasians.

    The oldest skeleton found in Australia was at Lake Mungo in New South Wales. It is believed to be 38,000 years old and is the skeleton of a female.

    Sydney hosted the Olympic Games in the year 2000

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  • 4 years ago

    England, before America was located,was totally over populated. And full of crime. They brought white people here to work as slaves. They called it indentured servitude. They were given life sentences for very minor offenses, stealing bread, whatever. That's where the term kidnap came from. They didn't always wait for the judge. After the war between the US and England,England could no longer send them over here. Australia, became the next choice. And yes it is true that the white population came to be in Australia, because of crime. But just look how well they did. I guess you could say that someone born their is Australian. Just as you say that you are American. The White race, be proud of it. No other race has ever accomplished nearly as much. Not even in their own country. They come here to suck up what the white race created, and at the same time proclaiming their dislike,even hate toward them. America or, Australia, it just goes to show what a strong heart and a willing mind can do. But you can be sure that,behind you is a leach waiting to attach its self.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's not hard to go to Google, Yahoo Search, or Wikipedia and type in Austrailia. Do your own homework. This project will be easy.

    Here...I'll be nice.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sa=X&oi=spell&r...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia

    http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=australia&fr=yfp-...

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  • 5 years ago

    I live in Australia so I might be able to help :)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Some people don't know it, but Canberra is the capital city of Australia, Not Sydney OR Melbourne.

    Did i help???

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    they have an Australian rules football team, called Richmond Tigers, also a rugby league team called Wests Tigers, the AFL, Richmond tigers play in front of crowds raging from 25,000 to 80,000. seeing your name is to do with tigers, thought you might be interested, google, the AFL or Australian football league, Richmond football club.

    if you're interested, afl footy is a huge part of Aussie culture. every one barracks for a team, it has been around for over 150 years.

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  • 1 decade ago

    South Australia is the only (mainland) state that has common borders with every other (mainland) state.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Fraser Island, Queensland is the largest sand island in the world.......

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  • 4 years ago

    Research and you will find out

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    What K Bear said!!!

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