Western Ausralia

By Dalton Hawes

Climates

Mediterranean climate with lots of sunshine, moderate temperatures,and seasonal rain with Perth having more days of sunshine the any other major Australian city.

Plants & Animals

Sundew

Drosera, commonly known as the sundews, comprise one of the largest genera of carnivorous plants, with at least 194 species.[1] These members of the family Droseraceae lure, capture, and digest insects using stalked mucilaginous glands covering their leaf surfaces. The insects are used to supplement the poor mineral nutrition of the soil in which they grow. Various species, which vary greatly in size and form, can be found growing natively on every continent except Antarctica.[2]


History of Western Australia

The first inhabitants of Australia arrived from the north approximately 40,000 to 60,000 years ago. Over thousands of years they eventually spread across the whole landmass. These Indigenous Australians were well established throughout Western Australia by the time European explorers began to arrive in the early seventeenth century.

Religion & Education

  1. Christianity
  2. Buddhism
  3. Islam

Each state government manages the school system within their state. This means that they provide funds and regulation for their schools. Both public schools and private schools exist in each state. The curriculum taught in each state or school may vary but the learning areas are the same in all.

The national government provides the funding for universities in all the states. Each is independent in its governance. They set their courses and course content. A professional body must endorse a course for it to run. Typically, a university course takes three or four years of study.

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Traditions, Customs, and Food

CUSTOMS - When you arrive in Australia you may notice differences in etiquette, lifestyles and values. Australians are quite informal which can take some getting used to, especially if you come from a culture where ritual is important and where levels of status and authority are clearly distinguished and carefully respected.


FOOD - Emu actually has a few times the iron content of beef. It’s virtually fat-free and is low in cholesterol.The Australian native animal works well when smoked and served cold or as a pizza topping.For a modern gourmet twist, have it in a pie made up of emu meat, smoked emu, feta cheese, red wine, sun-dried tomato, onion and Tasmanian black pepper all in a filo-pastry crust.