Western Australia

Jessica Steinmetz

Landforms and climate

Landforms- The Jack Hills, The Western Plateau, Nullarbor Plain

Bodies of water: Indian Ocean , Timor Sea, and Great Australian Bight border, Lake Argyle

Tourist places-Wave Rock, castle rock

Climate- Mediterranean climate, famous for long days of sunshine

Plants-

eucalypts, saltbush shrubs, mallee scrubland
Animals- kangaroos, wallabies, bandicoot

The People and History

Language- Australian English, English
Religion- 61% Christianity, 22% non-religious, 3% Buddhist
Education- Education in Western Australia is supervised by the Department of Education, go to school between six and seventeen. After that you go to college
Culture- no matter how old you are you make eye contact, The people there are very big on personal space, smoking is banned,



History

The first European to visit Western Australia was the Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog, who visited the Western Australian coast in 1616. The British established a military outpost at King George Sound, near present-day Albany, in 1826, was followed by the establishment of the Swan River Colony in 1829, including the site of the present-day capital, Perth. York was the first inland settlement in Western Australia. Situated 97 kilometres east of Perth settled on September 16, 1831.


Economy

Land use- livestock grazing
Natural resources- copper, gold, diamonds, coal, uranium, oil
Economy- contributes an estimated 58% of Australia's Mineral and Energy Exports, potentially earning up to 4.64% of Australia's total GDP.