Australia Fact Sheet 5
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An egg-laying mammal.
A mammal with a duck bill and webbed feet. It lays eggs.
An egg-laying mammal that resembles a porcupine.
The common term for native Australians.
A natural monolith in the Australian outback.
Australia is a leading nation in this science.
The native mammals of Australia are of this infraclass.
The Great Barrier Reef
A coral structure near Australia; it is the largest of its kind.
The ocean northwest of Australia.
Captain James Cook
The man who claimed Australia for Britain.
The largest reptiles, they are found in Australia.
Feral dogs brought to Australia by Asian sea-farers around 4,000 years ago.
The ocean to the south of Australia.
The location of a well-known Australian astronomical observatory,
Two nearby galaxies that are observed from Australia.
An American space mission aided by Australia in a crisis.
The ocean to the east of Australia.
Australia is the only nation that occupies an entire _.
The most important farm animal in Australia.
An underground village in Australia for opal miners. The surface temperature reaches 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
One of the world's oldest wind instruments; it is from Australia.
Australian Royal Navy
The Australian force that patrols 10% of the world's oceans.
The focus of Australian naval forces.
The only nation to attack Australia.
The U.S., New Zealand, and Australia are the members of this military alliance.
Anna Creek Station
The world's largest cattle ranch; it is found in Australia. It goes years without rain. It survives on a vast aquifer.
An underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock.
Many refugees from this county came to Australia to escape communism.
Someone who fled their home country to escape persecution, war, or natural disaster.
An invasive amphibian brought from South America to eat beetles.
The wetlands of northern Australia and its largest national park.
A 300 million year-old landscape in Queensland, Australia. It is tropical, hilly, and has rivers.