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Waltzing Australia

WALTZING AUSTRALIA
WALTZING AUSTRALIA

ABOUT AUSTRALIA

Australia is the world's smallest continent and largest island. In the Red Centre is Ayers Rock - Uluru, the world's largest monolith. The interior is known as the "Outback", where the earth is red and you can sit in the middle of the desert under an inky black sky.
In parts of Outback Australia, you could travel for 200 kms and not see another living living soul.

The Great Barrier Reef off the north east coast of Queensland is the largest coral in the world and is a world heritage listed site.

The Great Dividing Range is the fourth longest in the world and stretches more than 3,500 km from Dauan Island off the northeastern tip of Queensland and runs the entire length of the eastern coastline through New South Wales and down to Victoria to the Grampians in western Victoria.

Dingoes are wild dogs found only in Australia and Blue Heelers are cattle dogs (working dogs)

Australian National Anthem
Our National Anthem is Advance Australia Fair



Map of Australia


States and Territories
Australia has 6 states and 2 territories -
Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory and the A.C.T. (Australian Capital Territory)

Capital Cities
A.C.T. - Canberra
Victoria - Melbourne
Tasmania - Hobart
South Australia - Adelaide
Western Australia - Perth
Queensland (QLD) - Brisbane
New South Wales (NSW) - Sydney
Northern Territory (NT) - Darwin

Where Is Australia?


Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere and lies between the Indian Ocean and South Pacific Ocean and has a total land mass of 7,686,850 sq km. The Australian coastline stretches for 25,760 kms and has claim to an Exclusive Economic Zone of 8,148,250 sq km.

How Big Is Australia?
Australia is huge, it is the sixth largest country in the world. Did you know it is 50% larger than Europe? And roughly the same size as 48 mainland states of the USA?

 

Australia's Most Famous Song

"Waltzing Matilda", written by Banjo Paterson (Andrew Barton Paterson 17 February 1864 – 5 February 1941)