a set of closely grouped islands, sometimes forming an arc
group of pacific islands
created by a volcano
created by a coral reef
great barrier reef
the worlds largest coral reef; 1,250 miles long; 2,500 reefs; 400 types of coral
developed by pacific islanders with double hulls; carries lots of weight; has sails that take advantage of the winds
has a frame with an atached float; used in lagoons of islands; float helps balance canoe
ringlike coral island or string of small islands surrounding a lagoon
testing site U.S. atomic weapons; still radioactive
means tiny islands
means black islands
means many islands
Activity in which a family produces only the food, clothing, and shelter for themselves.
place to send prisoners
natives of australia;migrated to Australia 40,000 years ago from asia; 500 groups; 200 languages
Natives of New Zealand; migrated from Polynesia 1,000 years ago; live by fishing, hunting, and farming
treaty of waitangi
in 1840; British tricked Maori into giving control of their land
maori term for white people
occurs when a minority group gives up its culture and takes the majorities culture
100,000 mixed race children taken from Aboriginal homes and given to white people as servants
Land Rights Act of 1976
gave Aboriges the right to claim land in the northern territory
proved that Aborigines owned the land before the British
renting land from the government
Aborigines could claim land under pastoral leases
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