New South Wales (Australia)

The first colonized state of Australia.

1. The highest mountain in Australia is Mt. Kosciuszko & is located in New South Wale's Australian Alps. Only a few plains lye in the region, which are the Emu Plains, Jerry Plains, Little Plain, Macquarie Plain, George's Plains, & Nelson Plains. There are only 3 plateaus in NSW and they are the Collaroy, Bilgola, & Newnes Plateaus. bodies of Water include Lake Eucumbeme, Lake Jindabyne, Lake George, St. George's Basin, Jervis Bay, Shoalhaven R., Tasman Sea, lake Illawarra, Botany & Bate Bay, Lake Macquarine, Garnpung Lake, & the Coral Sea.

2. Over half of New South Wales is arid to semi-arid. Most of the areas however have ranging temperatures & climates from ranging from humid subtropical on the northern coast of NSW and oceanic on the southern coast.
3. The Purple Copper Butterfly is located only in New South Wales & whose life span relies on an interesting relationship w/ ants. Another animal that is found in NSW is the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat, who lives in burrows, eat grass, & lives for about 27 years. Plants are also distinctive in New South Whales, like the Nightcap Oak or Rusty Rose Walnut.

Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat

4. Natural Resources in New South Wales are bauxite, coal, iron ore, copper, tin, gold, silver, uranium, nickel, tungsten, mineral sands, lead, zinc, diamonds, natural gas, & petroleum. Mining is very important for the country & districts because anything from sand to zinc to diamonds is hidden under it & farming can't be done well in the country, so they need the money for agricultural products.
5. In 1770, Lieutenant James Cook stumbled across Australia & sailed up the east coast, landed at Botany Bay and named the area New South Wales. After meeting the natives, they only wanted the English to leave. They returned however in January 26, 1788 (now referred to as Australia Day) to disperse a community of 751 ragtag convicts and children, which they left on the island to suffer a terrible fate, only to develop a new country. By the early 1800s Sydney was a bustling port. In 1809 the British government dispatched Governor Macquarie to enforce law, and he transformed Sydney into a well-planned colony, graced by fine architecture. On New Year’s in 1901, NSW and the other colonies federated to form the nation of Australia, which remained part of the British Empire. In 1914, as citizens of the Empire, thousands of Australian men volunteered to fight in the Australian Imperial Force when WWI broke out. They did the same again during WWII, after which the Australian government created a massive immigration program, attracting migrants from Britain and mainland Europe. Today, New South Wales is a modernly developed region in Australia that holds the capital, biggest city, & most populous state of Australia.
6. People of New South Wales have a tradition of great sporting rivalry with neighboring states. Sydney, in particular, is ethnically diverse. There are people with many different cultural influences and language groups. Just like the English folk, they use words that other states so not use. People in New South Wales mainly speak Australian aboriginal languages within the traditional pama–nyungan family, partially overlapping the Kuri subgroup of the yuin–kuric languages.
7. New South Wales has very highly developed industries, manufacturing sectors, and rich agriculture, which help maintain its exporting’s. Agricultural activities occupied 81 percent of New South Wales. As I described earlier, the countries farming is only 6% in the state and is very low. Tourism is also grossing revenue for the state & country.
8. Schooling is required by law until age 17. The NSW school system comprises a kindergarten to year twelve system with primary schooling up to year 6 and secondary schooling between 7 and 12 years. Primary and secondary schools include government and non-government schooling. Government schools are further classified as comprehensive and selective schools. Non-government schools include Catholic schools, other denominational schools, and non-denominational independent schools. Half of New South Wales is either Roman Catholic or Anglican. The 3rd that comes after these top two are those who are non-religious.
9. Swimming, surfing, & sports are all popular in Australia. Most sports, such as rugby, cricket, & non-American football are seriously taken sports there. In fact, every year, each state in Australia gets together to hold a Country-wide sporting event. Asian Food is very popular, along with Italian & Greek foods.
10. New South Wales faces issues like healthcare. It chews up nearly a third of the state's budget & could be gone before they know it. Another issue is that the continent is suffering a lack of rainfall. This is causing drought in some parts of New South Wales, along with Queensland &Victoria