Kangaroos and Didgeridoos Research Task

So far, during our topic ‘Kangaroos and Didgeridoos’, you have all carried out some incredibly useful research on Captain Cook and the Aborigines. In order to continue with our learning, your task is to carry out some more research and find out information on the climate in Australia and natural landmarks.

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  1. Olivia G says:

    40% of the landmass is covered by sand.Much of Australia is closer to the equator than any part of the USA. Accordingly, the northern Australia enjoys a tropical climate, and southern Australia a temperate one.

  2. Alice C says:

    The climate.
    The climate in Australia varies due to its size. The weather can range from freezing (zero degrees) to scorching heat.
    In the south, the temperatures are cool, wet winters and dry, rather warm summers: ideal seasons for Britain. In the north, a tropical climate with a warm, dry season and a hot, wet season. The inland deserts can remain totally dry for years whilst rains can produce floods.

    Natural Landmarks.
    Jenolan caves is one of the largest cave systems in Australia, with the caves dating back to over 340 million years. Another really cool landmark is the Witjira National Park. It covers 7,770 square kilometers of gibber, sand dunes, stony tablelands and floodplain country on the western edge of the Simpson Desert in the far north of South Australia.

  3. Patchouli P says:

    Kangeroo Island
    Kangeroo Island is a pristene natural island thats teeming with Australias beautiful wildlife including:Wallabies,Kangeroos(which is ironic!) ,Koalas roming through the trees and Platypus occupying local streams! I would really love to go to Kangeroo Island because it sounds unique!

  4. M Lauren says:

    Some of the natrual and famous land marks of Australia are:Fraser Island ,The Blue Mountains ,The Great Barrier Reef and Ayers Rock.

  5. Dayna S says:

    Natural land marks
    The colossal copper shaded rock, found in Australia, is called ‘Ayres rock’ and is in the Centre of Australia and is a copper colour from a distance; the rock is in fact a sandy colour when close.

    Climate
    The climate in Australia is rather unusual despite the fact that in December the temperature can grow to an average of 40 degrees celsius and has ever gone down to (in July) -3.6 and the highest is 47 degrees!!!! Pretty hot l’d say.

    Seasons
    The seasons are rather different as a result of there being five seasons:
    1) April/May – Cooler weather
    2) June/July – Cold season bringing morning frosts
    3) August/September/October – Animals breed and food plants flower
    4) November/December – The hot season when food becomes scarce
    5) January/February/March – Sporadic storms can roll in suddenly

    Clearly, in Australia most things are massively different to how every thing here in England runs due to the fact we only have four seasons and our weather is not hot enough for sun or cold enough for snow. But in both countries, there are natural land marks! BTW Ayers rock is not the only natural land mark!

  6. Aidan H says:

    I discovered Australia’s climate is different in some sections of the country; for instance theres wet marshy land, tropical land ( wet, dry and hot) and desert land which is the most common type of land. I have also gathered information on natural land marks which are in Australia, these are most of the well known ones: Fraser Island, The Blue Mountains, Kangaroo Island and Ularoo (Ayers Rock)

  7. Jasmine L says:

    These facts describe the climate and temperature fluctuations in Australia.

    In Australia the temperatures can be as great as 50 Celsius, mainly in the summer, and fall as low as 0. Minimum temperatures are moderated by the lack of mountains and the surrounding of oceans. In Australia, it is very rare for snow to fall in capital cities like Canberra and Melbourne, so instead it falls in the mountains of Australia. Only the south-east and south-west corners have a pleasant climate and moderately fertile soil in which to grow crops. The Northen part of the country is tropical with rainforests and deserts.

    Two of Australia’s interresting landmarks are TheRoyal Botanic Gardens and Ayers Rock

    The Royal Botanic Gardens were first created in Sydney by Governer Bligh in 1816. These gardens provide a beautiful scent of flowers and amazing views of Sydney Opera House. There are over 7500 different species of plants represented here and throughout the year there are presentations in the gardens including: Art Instruction and tours of the Historical Goverment House.

    Uluru, formely know as Ayers Rock, is the worlds largest monolith, or single piece of stone, on the planet. The name Uluru has traditionally come from the Aborginies who are from the North of Australia. This famous rock is 348 metres high and has a circumference of 9.4 kilometres.

    I can see from my research that Australia is a fascinating and colourful place! I hope one day I will be able to visit there.

  8. Ellen W says:

    In Australia there are many natural landmarks such as:The Great Barrier Reef (which is 2,000 km long and is off the north coast of the island), The Pinnacles(which are thousands of strange limestone pillars,up to 5m high,rising out of yellow sand in the Nambung National park).The Uluru National park lies in the south deep in the out back. This is were the famous Ayres Rock and the Olga mountains are located. These are two of the most important holy sites for the Aborigines. In genral, Australia has a desert to semi desert climate.The south and east in more maritime while the exstreme north has a tropcal climate with heavy rainfall.The north and north west of the country has a rainy seson lasting from november to the end of march.

  9. Miss Trim says:

    Some of these places sound amazing? What can you find out about the Great Barrier Reef? What is special about Fraser Island?

  10. Sydney B says:

    These are some natural landmarks
    .Mount Augustas- in western Australia and is the biggest rock in the world.The granite rock that lies beneath Mount Augustas is 1,650 million years old. Between dawn and dusk it changes colour from deep indigo to bright pink.

    .Fraser Island – On the southern coast of Queensland, is over 123km in length and has an area of 184,000 hectres. It is the largest sand island in the world. Fraser island is the only island in the world where tall rainforests are found growing on sand dunes.

    Great Barrier reef-Great Barrier reef is the wourld largest coral reef. It consists of 3000 individual reef systems. It is one of the seven wonders of the wourld. It is larger than the great wall of china and the only living thing on earth visable from space.

    climate-Australia has a variety of climates due to the fact it size. The weather can range from below zero temperatures in the snowy mountains to intolerable heat in the north west. It is considered to be one of the driest continents on earth. :)

  11. Jay D says:

    The longest heatwave in the world was at Marble Bar, in western Australia ,from the 31st of October 1923, to the 7th of April 1924, 160 days of temperatures of or over 37.8 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) The highest temperature recorded during the heatwave was on the 18th of January 1924, it was 47.5 degrees Celsius. Now that’s an extreme climate and an interesting weather fact!

  12. William S says:

    The highest temperature ever recorded in Australia was at Cloncurry in Queensland on the 16th of January 1889, it was 53.1 degrees Celsius.

  13. Haydon W says:

    Natrual Landmarks In Australia

    1) Sydney Opera House.
    With it’s stunning sail like arches, this amazing building is Australia’s most popular landmark, which attracts thousand of tourists! The Sydney Opera house is without a doubt one of busiest public venue in the world.Furthermore,with over 3000 peformances this thrilling attraction helps people to enjoy Australia’s finest music whilst looking out over Sydney Harbor .

    2)Sydney Harbor Bridge, known as the coathanger, is 134 metres above the harbor with amazing views.Tourists can climb this Australian landmark throughout the day morning,noon and night to observe the sights for miles around .

    3)Ayers Rock
    This enormous rock is around 5 kilometeres long and is the biggest piece of stone in the whole world! This natural venue brings thousands of tourist, from all over the world, to see this fascinating sight .

    4)The Great Barrier Reef
    The Great Barrier Reef hosts spectacular marine life underwater and breathtaking coral. These waters recieve over 2 million visitors a year.However, there are concerns on damage caused by tourists whilst snorkelling and diving .

    5)The Royal Botanic Gardens
    Located near the centre Sydney (capital of Australia),these lucious gardens cover over 30 hectares, with over 7,500 different species of plants and flowers common to Australia.

    Despite the fact that some of these landmarks have been man made, they still promote Australia’s stunning views and Australia’s beautiful natural assets.

    Australian Climate
    Australian climate can vary widely from above 50 C to right down below zero . This huge temperature range is due to subtropical high pressure and harsh snaps of polar air running through different parts of the country .

  14. Stephanie F says:

    Frazer Island is an island of the south coast of Queensland, Australia. Its length is approximately one hundred killomiters, or seventy five miles, in width approximately twenty four killomiters. The island is considered to be the largest sand island at one thousand eight hundred and sixty three km2. The island has: rainforests, eucalyptus woodland, mangrove forests, wallum and peat swamps, ssnd dunes and costal heaths.

  15. Abigail R says:

    AUSTRALIA
    CLIMATE
    Australia is a continent that experiences a variety of climates due to its size. The weather can range from below zero temperatures in the Snowy Mountains to unbearable heat in the north-west. It is thought to be one of the driest continents on earth. On Antarctica’s coast, where australians weather stations are located, there are usually a couple of weeks in mid-winter (around 21th of June) when the sun does not rise, where as a couple of weeks in summer ,around Christmas time, is when there is 24-hour (A whole day) full of sunlight.

    NATURAL LANDMARKS (IN AUSTRALIA)
    SHARK BAY-WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    In 1616, Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog sailed along the west coast of the continent. He left behind a metal plate on a pole. Written on the plate were the details of his visit at the site now known as Cape Inscription. Later, in 1699, British explorer William Dampier explored the area and gave it the name ‘Shark’s Bay’ because of the large numbers of sharks he saw.
    GREAT BARRIER REEF
    Located off the coast of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system made up of roughly 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands.

    It was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981 and it has also been treated as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is also the world’s largest World Heritage Area extending 2,000 kilometres and covering an area of 35 million hectares.

    The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space.
    KAKADU NATIONAL PARK
    The World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park is a unique place, located in the Northern Territory. Lived in continuously for more than 40,000 years, it features cave paintings, rock carvings and rocky sites that have recorded the skills and way of life of the region’s people and animals.
    BUNGLE BUNGLES
    Familiar to Aboriginal Australians for centuries, most Europeans knew nothing of the Bungle Bungles until the 1980s, when they became part of the Purnululu National Park in Western Australia. The mountains rise 200 to 300 metres above a forest and grass plain in an area called Kimberley and they cover an area of about 35 km by 24 km.
    THE TWELVE APOSTLES
    The Twelve Apostles are the most famous of all the rocky areas along the spectacular Great Ocean Road in Victoria. Formed over many years by the action of the sea against Limestone and Volcanic rock, the tallest of the rock stacks is around 45 metres high. Today there are only eight of the original twelve apostles still standing due to the continous natural effects of the sea and weather forces.
    WAVE ROCK
    Wave Rock is a natural large stone area in Western Australia near the town of Hyden. The formation is said to be many millions of years old and contains strips of grey and red granite in the wave formation. It is surrounded with many different rocks such as: The Hippo’s Yawn, The Falls and the Breakers.

  16. William S says:

    Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, is the worlds largest monolith, or single piece of stone, on the planet. Uluru is the traditional name given to the monolith by the local Pitjantjatjara people of the region who greatly revere the structure and attach significant spiritual importance to it.

  17. Jay D says:

    The whole continent of Australia is a land of unique natural wonders, but the Great Barrier Reef is the most famous. The Great Barrier Reef is, by far, the worlds largest coral reef system stretching 2600 kilometers in the aptly named Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland.

  18. Simon C says:

    Kangaroo island,great barrier reef and Uluru/Ayer`s rock.

    Kangeroo island was founded by the brilliant English explorer, Matthew Flinders. He mapped much of the coast whilston his voyage to chart Terra Australis in 1802. The resilient explorer arrived at Kangaroo island just before Comander Nicholas Baudin.Flinders named the island after the massive amount of kangaroos that they saw when they landed.
    The incredible great barrier reef is home to many types of rare fish and lots of amazing animals and is one of the most famous Australian landmarks. Did you know that the tourism to the reef generates approximately 4/5 billion Aus dollars per year? Interestingly, the great barrier reef can be seen from space. It is the biggest reef system in the world.
    Uluru/Ayres Rock is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Terratory, central Australia. Uluru is sacred to the aboriginal people of the area. Uluru is listed as a world heritage site.

  19. Thomas T says:

    Three fact’s about Australia.
    1:Men and women were bought to Australia as convict’s from England during 1788-1868,and they travelled in ship’s.

    2:The first world war had a devastating impact on Australia.In 1914 the male popultion was less then 3 million.About 60,000 died and many injured.

    3:Australia now has a population of more than 22 million.

  20. Thomas T says:

    The sydeny oprea house was opend in 1973 and it was designed by Danis architect Jorn Utzon.
    Most people think sydeny is the capital of Australia but it is actually Canberra.Canberra is between Victoria and Sydeny.

  21. G Chloe says:

    In winter the temperature is 17 degrees celcius to 23 degrees celcius. In the summer it is 39 degrees celcius.In winter thunder storms come andterrential down pours desend,in summer it is very dry and 4 months of non stop sunshine.
    Christmas day it is 40 degrees celcius and in sted of christmas dinner they have BBQ’s.

  22. Kerry O says:

    Josh and kerrys facts about Australia

    Australia, is one of the largest countrys on earth . A third of Australia is in desert. There are 36 species of poisonous funnle-web spiders 20 types of venomous snakes .Many of the seltters were criminals sent to live in austrilia was punished.Itis the common wealth of the United Kingdom so they have the same Queen as us.

  23. Jessica B says:

    Climate In Australia Facts
    In Queensland and the Northern Territry, they have highly predictable weather. In “Winter” there are daily maximums from: twenty- twenty four degrees celcius(sixty eight- seventy five degrees fahrenhite) and raain is rare. The beches and tropical islands of the Great Barrier Reef are,prehaps, at their most pleasant at this time of year. Further South, the weather there is less dependable; in Melbourne in August maximums as low as thirteen( fifty six degrees fahrenhite) degrees are possible, but can reach as high as twenty three(seventy two DF) degrees. In summer, the Northern slates are hotter and wetter, while Southern slates are simply hotter; with temparetures up to fourty one degrees in: Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne but generally betweeen twenty five-thirty three. Very pleasant indeed!

    Snow, in the Southernmost capitals Melbourne and Holbart, falls less than once every ten years!
    By Jessica B

  24. Tarka A says:

    The Pinnacles
    The limestone from the Pinnacles came from seashells. These shells were broken down into lime sands which were blown towards the land to form high mobile dunes.Did you know, the pinnacles attract over 190,000 visitors each year?The Pinnacles remained unknown to most Australians until 1960, when the area was added to National Park. When I visited Ausi, my family and I made a trip to the Pinnacles and enjoyed it very much: it was a magical sun set! It is said that the best season to see the Pinnacles is summer (August), because the days are mild and the wildflowers are out.

  25. Jessica B says:

    Australian Landmarks:
    Australian Landmarks include: the Sydney Opera House, Uluru-Ayers Rock, Shark Bay and Kakadu National Park.

    The Sydney Opera House:
    Conductor Eugene Goossens began work with the Sydney symphony orchestra in 1947, and soon afterwards approached John Cahill, the premier of New South Wales,with an idea to build an opera house for the state. However, it was not untilll 1956 that the NSW goverment announced thet thay would hold a deesign competition for an opera house to be located at Bennelong Point, Sydney.

    Uluru-Ayers Rock:
    Uluru stands three hundred and fourty eight metres high and is more than nine kilometres around its base. however, the section that is visible is only one third of the rock. The other two thirds are under the ground. This makes Uluru one of the most largest monoliths in the world. In 1873, a british explorer,William Gosse, named the rock afterthe premier of south Australia: Henry Ayers

    By Jessica B

  26. Isabelle H says:

    ALL ABOUT AUSTRAILIA

    Amazingly Autrailia is located in the southen hemisphere between the Indian and Pacific ocean. THE AUSTRALAIN OUTBACK; Austrailia’s vast interior is called the Outback. Much of the Outback consists of flat,red-coulored desert dotted with anicent rockey outcrops, such as Uluru or Ayers Rock (right). Uluru, is an Aboriginal name meaning “Great Pebble”.

    SOME OF THE MOST FAMOUS LANDMARKS IN AUSTRAILIA
    1. Sydney opera house
    2. Uluru- Ayres Rock
    3. Shark Bay- Westen Austrailia
    4. Great Barrier Reef
    5. Kakadu National Park
    6. Sydney Habour Bridge
    7. Bungle bungles
    Short Sharp Facts
    1. Covers 7.7 million kilometers.
    2. 6TH largest country in the world
    3. Largest city in Austrailia in Sydney
    UNIQUE ANIMALS FOUND IN AUSTRAILIA
    1 Koala
    2 Platypus
    3 Possum
    4 Kangaroos
    5 Tashmanian Devil
    6 Wambat
    7 Snakes_ very deadly
    8 Spidersvery poisonous
    9.Walluby

    I would love to go to Austrailia due to the fact my nanny and grandad have been there twice and they said is was aboustly amazing
    and was the best country they have ever been to.Some day I hope to go and see all them increible animals and there beautiful Landmarks.

  27. Sydney B says:

    Renmark

    Renmark is a town in South Australia’s rural Riverland area, and is located 254 km northeast of Adelaide, on the banks of the River Murray. The Sturt Highway between Adelaide and Sydney runs through the town; Renmark is the last major town encountered in South Australia when driving this route. It is 31 m above sea level. It is the oldest European settlement on the River Murray.The name Renmark refers to an Aboriginal word meaning “Red Mud” – the original inhabitants of the area were the Naralte tribe.A settlement began to grow in 1887, when the Renmark Irrigation Settlement was established by George and William Chaffey, who created a system of open drains using water from the Murray, to allow orchards to be planted in the area. By pumping water onto the hot red sand they transformed it into a fruit growing area similar to California. Renmark was proclaimed a town in 1904 and a municipality in 1935.

  28. Isabelle H says:

    Bungle Bungles
    Most Europeans knew nothing of the Bungle Bungles until the 1980s ( how fasanating), when they became part of the (45,000) hectare Purnululu National Park in Western Australia. The mountains rise 200 to 300 ( THATS TALL) meters above a forest and grass plain in the Kimberley and cover an area of about 35 km by 24 km.

    Water is responsible for both the whimsical shape and colorful banding of these mountains. The beehive-shaped mounds are made of sandstone and other conglomerate rocks, deposited in the area by the ,meandering braids of ancient rivers,.The Three Sisters
    The Three Sisters is part of the Blue Mountains National Park which is located just an hours drive west of Sydney. The formation is named after the Aboriginal dreamtime story of three sisters named Meehni, Wimlah and Gunnedoo who lived with their father.

    The Blue Mountains National Park area itself was originally formed many thousands of years ago from the sediment of a very large river system which over the years have eroded the surrounding landscape to form the multitude of deep valleys and relatively high peaks we find today.

    The Blue Mountains earned their name from the distinctive and deep blue haze caused by scattered rays of light coming in contact with fine dust particles and droplets of oil dispersed from the eucalyptus trees in the valleys.

    Water has also created the colorful bands that circle the Bungle Bungles. Where layers of the rock are sliky, water seeps in, allowing jet black algae to grow in black bands. The orange bands are made by a thin layer of iron and manganese, which coats layers of the rock, making them less permeable to waterWave Rock
    WAVE ROCKS
    Wave Rock is a natural vast stone formation in Western Australia near the Hyden ( a town). The formation is said to be many millions of years old and contains stripes of grey and crimson granite in the wave formation.

    Its rounded wave-like shape, formed by weathering and water erosion, reaches 15 metres in height and extends 110 metres in length.

    Nearby there are other rock formations such as the Hippo’s yawn, The Falls and the Breakers

  29. Alexandra S says:

    The Great Barrier Reef
    The great barrier reef is the worlds largest coral reef system, made up of 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands with a total lenth of 1,600 miles. It is located off to thev coast of queensland to the north east of australia.

  30. Liam H says:

    Landmarks

    1. Coober Pedy (South Australia)

    Coober Pedy is most famous for the unusual lifestyle of a significant piece of it local residents who live underground all year. Coober Pedy was first established as an opal mine in 1915. Today tourists can visit the old opal mines, visit underground churches, plus lodge underground in a motel. The local golf course, with no grass, is played at night with glowing golf balls and a portable divot to tee from. Find a Coober Pedy Hotel and enjoy this must see landmark in Australia.
    2. Kangaroo Island (South Australia)

    Kangaroo Island is a perfect natural haven teeming with Australia’s unique wildlife. Kangaroo Island is a must see for tourists to the area, there is no other spot on the Australian continent where wildlife viewing is so plentiful in a natural setting. This natural wonder is dotted with caves and striking rock formations. The area is also rich in history in locations such as Reeves Point on the island which was the first European conclusion in South Australia.

    3. The Bungle Bungles (Purnululu National Park, Western Australia)

    The Bungle Bungles are unique, beehive-shaped sandstone formations located in Purnululu National Park that was created after the discovery of the structures. Long known to the local Aborigines, the Bungle Bungles were only discovered by outside people in the 1980s when a television crew came upon them. This fact can help the reader understand how remote the Bungle Bungles are in the heart of the Australian Outback some 250 kilometers south of Kununurra.

    4. Castle Hill (Townsville, Queensland)

    Uluru is the most famous, but not the only huge monolith in Australia. Another is Castle Hill, a huge pink granite rock. Paved roads go to the summit of Castle Hill, offering excellent views of the coastal city of Townsville below. Castle Hill served an important purpose for the area in WWII when forces bases and defensive batteries were installed there.

  31. Aidan H says:

    Here is a list of natural Australian landmarks:

    Kakadu

    Bungle Bungles

    Wave Rock

    The three sisters

    Lake eyre

    The twelve apostles

    Shark bay

    The horizontal falls

    Uluru
    Kata tjuta
    Cradle mountain
    The great barrier reef
    Mt wellington hobart
    Hanging rock
    Mt augustas
    Tasman arch
    Tessellated pavement
    Kiama blowhole
    Undara Lava Tubes

  32. Liam M says:

    Here is a list of a few natural Australian landmarks:

    -Bungle Bungles
    -Wave Rock
    -Great Barrier Reef
    -The Twelve Apostles
    -The Three Sisters
    -Hamersley Range Gorges
    -Uluru (Ayres Rock)
    -Kata Tjuta
    -The Pinnacles desert
    -Devils Marbles
    -Shark Bay
    -Mt. Kosciusco
    -Wolf Creek Crater
    -Glasshouse Mountains
    -Wilpena Pound
    -Mount Wellington
    -Hanging Rock
    -Cradle Mountain
    -Kakadu National Park
    -Mt. Augustus
    -Lake eyre
    -The Horizontal Falls
    -Australian Antarctic Territory
    -Fraser Island
    -Chambers pillar
    -Nullabor Plain
    -Standley Chasm
    -Kiama Blowhole
    -Undara Lava tubes
    -The Macdonnell Ranges Of Central Australia
    -Tessellated Pavement
    -Whitsundays
    -Mt Kosciuszko
    -Daintree Rainforest

    Some Unnatural Landmarks include:

    -Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame at Longreach
    -Sydney Opera House
    -Sydney Harbour Bridge
    -The Australian War Memorial in Canberra
    -Port Arthur
    -Ettamogah Pub
    -The Town of Coober Pedy
    -The Great Ocean Road
    -Old Melbourne Gaol
    -Fremantle Gaol and the Round House
    -The Lighthouse at Cape Byron
    -The Dingo Fence and Rabbit-proof Fence

  33. Ben P says:

    Natual landmarks

    Uluru is 348 metres high although two thirds of the landmark is underground and only one third is above sea height.However it still is one of the lagest monith in the world!

    The Great Barrior reef is the worlds largests coral reef sytem.It coves over 900 island steching for over 2,600 kilometres.The reef is located in the coral seaof the coast of Queensland in the north east.The barrior can be seen from outer spaceand is the worlds largestsinglestucture made by living organaims.

    The twelve Apseles on the coast of valenia (Australia.) These huge needles up to 40m high are an excellent illustaration of the weathing power of wind and water.They are part of the port campbellnational park.

    CLIMATE
    Australia is in the southen hempersire and enjoys tropical climate as it is close to the equate .It rarely snows in Australia the summer is very hot but also very wet. Did you know the lowest temputure ever recorded in Australia was 60.1 degrees celesius? The lowest tempuate ever rocorded was -23.4 degrees celious

  34. Jodie Q says:

    The lucky country have 300 days of sun and only 65 days of rain.

  35. Enya-Rose T says:

    Barrier Reef can be seen from out of space.
    You can have a BBQ on Christmas Day due to the fact it is so hot.

  36. Megan S says:

    Australia is a vast country that has many natural landmarks. Sydney Harbour is the largest natural harbour in the world, it is an inlet of the South Pacific Ocean.

    The Twelve Apostles are a collection of limestone rock stacks jutting out from the sea, on the Great Ocean road in Victoria. They were formed by erosion, with the harsh weather conditions of the Southern Ocean. They continue to be eroded at approximatley 2cm a year.

    The Great Barrier Reef is the worlds largest coral reef, and is made up of 2900 individual reefs and 900 islands. It can be seen from outer space and is the worlds biggest single structure made by living organisms.

    I would like to go to Australia but I wouldnt want to meet any of its large insects!!

  37. Elliott D says:

    Natural landmarks
    The twelve Apostles are in the great ocean road in Victoria. Sadly today only eight of them are still standing due to the fact continues natural forces destroyed them. they were formed by the sea crashing against limestone and volcanic rock forming thees 45 meters high towers of rock.Sadly this coast line is well known as a ship graveyard by sinking 80 ships
    Climate
    40% of Australia’s climate is semi-arid meaning it only rains a tiny nine times a year which means that it is very dry there.but among all this desert there is tropical rain forest and grass land

  38. Sally M says:

    In the longest heatwave, the highest temperature that was recorded was 47.5 degrees celsius! In summer, the temperature in Australia is around the temperature of our winter and vies-versa. ( only our summers aren’t as hot as Australia’s winters )

  39. Finbar B says:

    The highest temperature is 50 degrees! incredibly there over 1,000,000 wild camels in Australia… more than in Saudi Arabia!
    You can see the Barrier Reef from space!

  40. Rebecca K says:

    Ningaloo Reef is off the west coast of Australia. It is the only reef positioned very close to land. It is 260km long, has 500 species of tropical fish and 220 species of coral. White sharks feed in Ningaloo Reef from March to June. The beaches along the reef are important breeding grounds for Turtles.

  41. Matthew C says:

    Australia used to be connected to asia and aboriginies wandered to Australia and as it disconnected they got trapped there.

  42. M Lauren says:

    Marsilea mutica
    The Marsilea mutica is a Australian plant which is seriously dangerous to humans. The plant is shaped like a 4 leaved clover and is a water weed which is mainly found in water related areas.You can find the plant in places such as :Queensland,New south wales and many other places .
    by Emma and Lauren

  43. Olivia A says:

    The Bungle Bungles
    These unique, bee-hive shaped sandstone formations located in Purnululu National Park in Western Australia. Long known to the local Aborigines, the Bungle Bungles were only discovered by outside civilization in the 1980s when a television crew came upon them. The area is a breathtaking natural environment with the Cathedral and Piccaninny Gorges, and the Echidna Chasm.
    By Olivia A and Patchouli P.

  44. Harvey B says:

    The town of Broken Hill, also known as ‘The Silver City’, in the far-western corner of the state, is around 1200 kilometres from Sydney and is in the desert.

  45. Libby J says:

    Sallly and I have some interesting facts about the royal botanic gardens in Australia, Sydney:

    The Royal botanic gardens were first established by Governer Bligh in 1816. Although the gardens are man made, there are 7500 species of plants represented there and most are from the land in Australia. In addition, the gardens are a home to over 22,000 grey headed flying foxes and a colossal colony of fruit bats!

  46. Lewis T says:

    Great Barrier Reef

    The Great Barrier Reef is the largest corral reef system in the world. This amazing attraction was compsed of over 2900 individual reefs and 900 islands. Its 2600km long. Approxamatly 344000 square km long.

    Amazingly, it can be seen from outer space!

  47. Oliver S says:

    There are 60 diffrent types of spicies of kangaroos and their close relitives. All kangaroos belong to the super-family macropodiade ( or macropods meanig great footed ). This is a facsanating fact about kangaroos, we hope you like it.
    By Ollie.s And Ollie. M

  48. Megan M says:

    In Austrailia 40% of landmass is coved in sand.

  49. Alexandra S says:

    FACT BOX
    Australia is a country which history has got wrong over the past 330 years, due to the fact Captain James Cook Jr never actually ‘discovered’ Australia however he only did it for white people.

  50. Henry R says:

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    Wave Rock near Hyden in Western Australia
    Wave Rock is a natural rock formation that is shaped like a tall breaking ocean wave. The “wave” is about 14 m (47 ft) high and around 110 m (350 ft) long. It forms the north side of a solitary hill, which is known as “Hyden Rock.” This hill, which is a granite inselberg, lies about 3 km east of the small town of Hyden and 296 km east-southeast of Perth, Western Australia. Wave Rock and Hyden Rock are part of a 160-hectare nature reserve, Hyden Wildlife Park.

    A wall lies above Wave Rock and about halfway up Hyden Rock and follows the contours of the wall. It collects and funnels rainwater to a storage dam.They were constructed in December 1928 by the Public Works Department for the original settlers of East Karlgarin District. Both were renovated in 1951 to increase water capacity for the Hyden Township. Such walls are common on many similar rocks in the Wheatbelt.

  51. Cameron P says:

    wow year five ! You have really helped us out in our topic lesson thanks so much !
    Maria & Cameron !

  52. Bradley says:

    Spring: September, October and November
    Summer: December, January and February
    Autumn: March, April and May
    Winter: June, July and August

    Great Barrier Reef Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    Max °C 31.8 31.5 30.7 29.3 27.6 25.9 25.6 26.4 27.9 29.7 30.8 31.8 30.8 30.8
    Max °F 89 88 87 84 81 78 78 79 82 85 87 89 87 89
    Min °C 23.5 23.3 22.6 21.0 18.9 17.3 16.3 16.3 17.7 19.8 21.4 22.8 21.4 22.8
    Min °F 74 73 72 69 66 63 61 61 63 67 70 73 70 73
    Water Avg °C 28 28 27 26 26 25 22 22 23 26 26 26 27
    Water Avg °F 84 84 82 80 79 78 72 72 74 79 80 80 82
    Avg # Rainy Days 16.7 16.1 18.3 15.3 12.5 9.1 7.6 7.7 6.3 7.0 9.3 9.3 11.6
    Avg Rainfall (mm) 401 386 392 225 92.2 55.9 32.5 30.6 26.1 34 68 68 126
    Avg Rainfall (inches) 15.7 15.2 15.4 8.9 3.6 2.2 1.3 1.2 1.0 1.3 2.7 5.0

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