The native people in Australia were the aborigines. In the past the aborigines didnt live in one place. They travelled around the Australian continent to find food and water and they hunted with boomerangs.
The first British people went to Australia about three hundred years ago. After 1950 people from other parts of the world went to live in Australia too. Now English is the official language of all Australians – but they speak it with an Australian accent.
Ayers Rock Sydney Opera House Great Barrier Reef
A lot of interesting animals live in Australia too. All tourists want to see a koala and a kangaroo, a platypus and a honey possum. Koala Platypus KangarooHoney possumEchidna Dingo WombatCassowary
AUSTRALIA FACTS Population: 19 million Capital: Canberra Major language: English Major religion: Christianity Life expectancy: 75 years (men), 81 years (women) Monetary unit: 1 Australian dollar = 100 cents Main exports: Ores and metals; wool, food and live animals; fuels, transport machinery and equipment Head of State: Queen Elizabeth II, represented by Governor-General Peter Hollingworth