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Australia - New Zealand

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Western Australia
Perth
Northern Territory
Darwin
South Australia
Adelaide
Queensland
Brisbane
New South Wales
Sydney
Victoria
Melbourne
Austrailan Capital Territory
Canberra
Tasmania
Hobart
coral reef
structure formed by the skeletons of small sea animals
outback
name for the entire inland region of Australia
station
cattle or sheep ranch in Australia
marsupial
mammal that carries its young in a pouch
boomerang
flat, bent, wooden weapon that stuns prey or returns to the thrower
bush
rural areas in Australia
geyser
hot spring that shoots hot water into the air through a crack in the earth
manuka
small shrubs that grow well in New Zealand's volcanic soil
fjord
steep-sided valleys
geothermal energy
electricity produced from steam
hydroelectric power
electricity generated by flowing water
Great Barrier Reef
a 1,250 mile (1,012 km) long coral reef off Australia's northeast coast
Aborigine
the descendants of the first immigrants who came from Asia to Australia at least 4,000 years ago
Captain James Cook
the first explorer to reach Australia and claim it for Great Britain in 1770
Sydney Opera House
unusual world famous structure (with a soaring, shell-like roof and walls) that is considered a masterpiece of modern architecture
Mount Cook
the highest peak (12,316 feet/3,754 m) in New Zealand
Maoris
early people of New Zealand who arrived about A.D. 950 -1150 and who make up ten percent of the population today
Waitangi Day
he national holiday in New Zealand that celebrates granting British citizenship to Maoris (but also is the symbol of how the Maoris lost their land to the British)
Pakehas
Maoris name for the British/white people
First to come from Australia
Chinese Asians
people are called
aussies and kiwis
aborigines
the founding and original people of Australia
Fosters
Australian beer
Australian rules football
vegemite
Australian "spread"
kangaroo
National animal of Australia
Kiwi
fruit and nickname of New Zealanders
Great barrier reef
Major reef and sea area (blue) in Australia
Ayer's Rock
sacred mountain in the middle of Australia
sheep
most common animal of New Zealand