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From Sydney to Melbourne, Canberra to the West Coast and the Outback, learn about how Australia came to be, its geography, people, nature, animals, scary snakes and loads more!
Learn about the first people to live in Australia – the Aborigines. They have been there for around 60,000 years! Next came the Torres Strait Islanders.
Did you know that Australia was actually first called ‘New Holland’. This was before the British arrived and set up the first ever colony.
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Well, the name ‘Australia’ was first given to the country in 1824, but you’ll have to watch the video to find out where the name ‘Australia’ comes from!
It’s a land with a fascinating geography – learn all about the forests, parks, rivers and beaches of Australia. It’s not just a hot country or a continent, but also an island! This is a fact that is easy to miss.
91% of Australia is covered in vegetation.
Canberra was chosen as the capital as Sydney and Melbourne couldn’t stop arguing over which one should be named the capital city!
Uluru is the largest lone-standing rock in the world. It is a huge red rock in the middle of the desert. Pretty cool.
England would fit into Western Australia 21 times, while Germany would fit 7 times! That is just one state, never mind the rest of this huge country.
In Winter, Australia can get more snow than Switzerland!
You’ll have to jump on a plane to see some animals that can only be found in Australia. It is also home to some of the deadliest animals on the planet. Be careful if you go there! It has 20 of the approximately 25 types of venomous snakes in the world.
The Great Coral Reef is very cool! It has more than 3,000 reefs that form part of it, and more than 1,500 species of fish. It is the biggest coral reef in the world. Would you like to take a dive down there?
Australia is home to the world’s largest Greek population…well aside from Athens, Greece.
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