Australia and New Zealand

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• The flag is based on the British flag.

• The part that is the British flag is called the Union Jack.

• The five stars are the forming the constellation South Cross.

• The larger star in the Common wealth star.

Location

• Australia is southeast of Asia.

• Between the Pacific and Indian oceans.

• Total area is 7,686,850 Sq km

• Complety surrounded by water.

Average Temperature

• Temperate weather for most of the year.

• Popular time to go to Australia is April-September when the average temperature is 88º F


History

• Ancient Aborigines migrated from South America 40,000 years ago.

• Was spotted by portuguese in the 16th century.

• The Dutch dutch explored the coastline.

• James Cook from england founded New South Wales.

• In 1788 British prisoners where moved their and settled.

• in the late 1800's self-Government was granted to the colonies.


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Abel Tasman National Park

• Area is 86,087 Sq miles.

• Founded in 1942.

• Contains islands on the coast.

Travel

• Recommended Travel is by plain

• Boston, Massachusetts 21 hours, 56 minutes.

• San Francisco, California 16 hours, 40 minutes.

• London, United kingdom 19 hours, 28 minutes.

• Tokyo, Japan 9 hours,10 minutes.

• South Africa 13 hours, 14 minutes.


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