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Canberra

capital of Australia

Great Barrier Reef

borders Australia's northeastern coast

Outback

the desert in central Australia

English

main language in Australia

Indian Ocean

body of water that borders Australia's western coast

Pacific Ocean

body of water that borders Australia's eastern coast

Uluru (Ayer's Rock)

large rock found in central Australia

Southern Hemisphere

hemisphere Australia is located in

winter

season that begins in June in Australia

didgeridoo

Aboriginal musical instrument

Democracy

kind of government in Australia

Prime Minister

leader of Australia's government

boomerang

weapon or tool Aboriginals used to kill birds in the sky

spear

weapon or tool Aboriginals used to catch fish

Economy

1.)tourism, 2.)trading, 3.)mining, 4.)farming, 5.)fishing, 6.)livestock

Animals

kangaroo, koala, wombat, dingo, platypus, emu, kookaburra

Geography

6 states, 2 territories

Reasons people settled near the coasts

1.) plenty of food
2.) fertile soil for farming
3.) easier to travel near water

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