Australia Physical Features - SS6GA

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monolith
single, large rock sticking out of the ground
Uluru
what the Aborigines call Ayers Rock
Great Victoria Dessert
desert in western Australia named after Queen Victoria; receives 8-10 inches of rain per year
Sydney
first British settlement in Australia (1788)
New South Wales
the original name Captain James Cook gave to Australia
Ayers Rock
huge, red mountain in the center of Australia
outback
The dry, unpopulated inland region of Australia.
Great Dividing Range
One major mountain range found in Australia running the length of the eastern coast
Great Barrier Reef
A 1,250-mile chain of more than 2,500 reefs and islands along Australia's northeast coast, containing some 400 species of coral.
Indian Ocean
Ocean surrounding Western Australia
Coral Sea
Sea directly east of Australia and part of the Pacific Ocean.