Fact File: Australia

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About Australia

Country: Australia

Capital City: Canberra

Region: Oceania, Asia-Pacific

Government: Commonwealth, Parliamentary Democracy

Prime Minister: Maclolm Turnbull

Currency: Australian Dollar

Languages: Predominately English, but due to multiculturalism, Mandarin, Italian, Arabic and Greek are some of the more

Religions: Christian, Orthodox, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, other

Largest Cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide

Kangaroo

One of Australia's national fauna, unique to Australia.

A baby kangaroo is called a Joey!

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Garma Festival

Friday, July 31st, 9am to Tuesday, Aug. 4th, 11pm

Gulkula site, 30 minutes from the township of Nhulunbuy on the Central Arnhem Highway

Pictured above, the Garma Festival is one of the most renowned Indigenous festivals organised by the Yothu Yindi Foundation. It aims to raise money to support cultural, health, arts, education and economic programs for Indigenous people. The picture depicts Indigenous Australians performing of the cultural practices.
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Uluru

Located in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, is one of Australia's most famous natural and indigenous landmark.

Five Fun Facts About Australia!

  • In the last 5 years, Australia has seen 5 Prime Ministers. That's as old as a kindergartener!
  • The highest mountain in Australia is called Mount Kosciuszko, which is 2228m tall.
  • Australia has more than 750 reptile species.
  • When the first Dutch explorers landed on Australia in 1606, they named it 'New Holland' because it was their 'new' home.
  • There are at least 165 'Big Things' in Australia. In case you don't know what that means, we have...The Big Banana, The Big Orange, The Big Merino...and the list goes on!