South Australia

By Charlie Fitzjohn 4/5A

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA FACTS!

South Australia's population is 1.677 million and the size of south Australia is 983,482 square km's.

Matthew Flinders discovered and mapped the coast of south Australia.

The Murray river starts from NSW to SA and is the longest river in Australia! It's length is 2,508 Km's.

South Australia were the first ones to recognise the Aboriginal land right.

South Australia never had convicts transported there.

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South Australian Flag

The flag of South Australia was adopted on the 13 January 1904. The flag of South Australia is a blue british state badge. The flag has a magpies wings outstretched on a

yellow circle. The flag also has a crown over the magpie.

The flag was designed by Robert Craig.

Adelaide City

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Adelaide

*Adelaide is the Capital City of South Australia and its population is 1.203 million.

*In 1837 the first hospital was built in Terrace, Adelaide.

*Adelaide hosted eleven Formula One Grand Prix's from 1985 - 1995.

*Adelaide was the first state to let women vote in1895.

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The Sturts Desert Pea

The Sturts Desert Pea became the floral emblem of South Australia on the 23rd november 1961. William Dampier discovered the Sturts Desert Pea in 1699. The red and black flower grows on a creeping vine that runs along the ground. The flower looks like a bean. In 1844 Charles Sturt found the same flower and called it The STURT DESERT PEA.
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Hairy Nose Wombat

The Hairy Nose Wombat is the fauna emblem of South Australia. The most most popular area you can find it is in the southern part of South Australia and southern part of Western Australia. The Hairy Nose Wombat lives in arid and anti arid regions including grass plains. The Hairy Nose Wombat grows from 75cm up to 100cm in length.

The Hairy Nose Wombat was adopted by the South Australian Government as their faunal emblem on 27 August, 1970.

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Lake Eyre

Lake Eyre is 15m below sea level and is the lowest point in Australia. It's aboriginal name is Kati Thanda. The lake is 144km's long and 77km's wide. The water is salty and it attracts waterbirds when its flooding. The birds that go there are, the Pelican, silver gills, Red Necked Avocets and Gilled Pilled Terns. lake eyre is 697 kms north of Adelaide.

Every 10 years or so it fills after with rainfall.

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Flinders Ranges

Flinders ranges is a group of rugged Mountain's. Mathew Flinders discovered flinders ranges in 1798. It is famous for it's natural landscapes, aboriginal rock art sites and ruins of early settlement.
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Wilpena Pound

Wilpena Pound is a natural rock formation. It is found in the flinders ranges and the rock is quartzite and it very resistant to weather.
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THE UNDERWATER HERITAGE TRAIL

There are some wonderful landmarks in south Australia. For example: Adelaide's underwater heritage trail. The trail goes for 15km's. There are 4 ships at the Underwater Heritage Trail. The ships have different types of materials for example wood, iron and steel and combinations like wood and steel and iron. The purpose is to show you the different ways that the ships were built over the years.
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Larry the lobster

Larry the lobster was built in Kingston. Kingston is 240 Km's southeast of Adelaide. Larry is a symbol of the fishing industry. When Larry was built, they made a mistake and they made it 3 times bigger than it was supposed to be. Larry is part of the tourist information centre in Kingston.

Adelaide strikers!!

Adelaide strikers cricket team first became a team in 2011. Their home ground is Adelaide Oval. The contract opened for players on the 30 June 2011.