Australia Note-taking Guide Australia 1.Australia is a continent and a country. 2.The first people to live in Australia are called aborigines. 3.In the.

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  • AustraliaNote-taking Guide

  • AustraliaAustralia is a continent and a country.

    The first people to live in Australia are called aborigines.

    In the 1700s, Great Britain made Australia a colony and sent many people there. Some were prisoners. They were used to build the houses and roads of the colony. (workers)

  • AustraliaWhat effect did British colonization have on the Aborigines? a. loss of landb. died from diseases

    There are few aborigines left in Australia today.

    Ayers Rock is sacred to the Aborigines. Dot painting is a technique of drawing pictures.

  • AustraliaThe climate of Australia is hot because it is near the equator. Most of Australia is covered in deserts.

    The Great Barrier Reef is located off the NE coast of Australia and is home to many sea creatures.

    The capital of Australia is Canberra.

  • AustraliaThe nickname for Australia is the Land Down Under.

    The government of Australia is a Federal Parliamentary Republic. The people can elect their leaders by voting.

    Australia belongs to the Commonwealth of Nations. This is a group of countries that were once British colonies and share a heritage of British law and government.

    Australia was once a British colony so the people speak English and practice the Christian religion.

  • Australia Note Review

  • Australia Note Review1. What kind of people did the British government send to colonize Australia?Prisoners (convicts) 2. The native people of Australia are called what?Aborigine3. What happened to most of the Aborigines as a result of British colonization?Loss of land and died from diseases

  • Australia Note Review4. Australia was once part of what empire?British Empire5. In what ways did Great Britain influence the culture of Australia?Language, religion, and government 6. What type of government is found in Australia today?Federal Parliamentary Republic

  • Australia Note Review7. The Great Barrier Reef is located in what sea?Coral Sea8. What type of pollution could adversely affect the Great Barrier Reef?Water pollution9. What is the climate like in Australia?Hot and dry

  • Australia Note Review10. What is the capital if Australia?Canberra11. Australias literacy rate is high (99%). How does this enhance or affect the standard of living?The higher the literacy rate, the higher the standard of living12. Because it is a republic, in what basic way can citizens in Australia influence the government?By voting

  • Australia Note Review13. How many of Australias citizens today are of aboriginal descent?1% or less14. What animal is unique to Australia?Kangaroo15. What would be a main industry in Australia?Tourism

  • Australia Note ReviewAnswers

  • Australia Note Review1. What kind of people did the British government send to colonize Australia?Prisoners (convicts) 2. The native people of Australia are called what?Aborigine3. What happened to most of the Aborigines as a result of British colonization?Loss of land and died from diseases

  • Australia Note Review4. Australia was once part of what empire?British Empire5. In what ways did Great Britain influence the culture of Australia?Language, religion, and government 6. What type of government is found in Australia today?Federal Parliamentary Republic

  • Australia Note Review7. The Great Barrier Reef is located in what sea?Coral Sea8. What type of pollution could adversely affect the Great Barrier Reef?Water pollution9. What is the climate like in Australia?Hot and dry

  • Australia Note Review10. What is the capital if Australia?Canberra11. Australias literacy rate is high (99%). How does this enhance or affect the standard of living?The higher the literacy rate, the higher the standard of living12. Because it is a republic, in what basic way can citizens in Australia influence the government?By voting

  • Australia Note Review13. How many of Australias citizens today are of aboriginal descent?1% or less14. What animal is unique to Australia?Kangaroo15. What would be a main industry in Australia?Tourism

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