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This term we are going to be finding out all about Australia. Use the blog to tell us five exciting facts about the huge country. Write each fact as a full sentence and include punctuation. Remember that all place names and people MUST have capital letters.

48 Comments

  1. hazza

    April 3, 2014 @ 5:39 pm          Reply

    Hello I’m back its Crocodile Dundee here!

    Although Australia is an amazing place to visit, remember to watch out for the dangerous animals :0

    Top 10 dangerous Animals:

    1) The box jelly fish
    2) The Taipan Snake
    3) The Saltwater Crocodile
    4) The Blue ring Otopus
    5) The stone Fish
    6) The red back Spider
    7) The Brown Snake (Pseudonaja)
    8) The Tiger Snake
    9) The Great White shark
    10)Funnel web Spider

  2. Harrison

    January 20, 2014 @ 7:30 pm          Reply

    Australia has many animals such as kangaroos and humpback whales
    And many more

    Sydney opera house in famous in Australia

    Melbourne cricket ground holds a massive capacity of over 000,024

    Great barrier rief is famous in Australia

  3. Brandon

    January 14, 2014 @ 7:39 pm          Reply

    Vegetation covers nearly 7 million square kilometres or 91 percent of Australia!
    Most of Australia exotic flora and fauna cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
    The largest Greek population in the world beside Athens in Greece can be found Melbourne Victoria.
    Australia is home to the Great Barrier Reef .
    The wattle was adopted as the national floral emblem in 1912.

  4. milly

    January 14, 2014 @ 4:46 pm          Reply

    1 Sydney is the biggest city in Australia
    2They have a Prime Minister and his name is Tony Abbotts
    3The capital is called Canberra
    4The name Australia is derived from the word Terra Australis in cognila ,which means Unknown Souther Island
    5The main river is called Murrumdiogree Murray Darling
    Australia is the 6th biggest continent

  5. milly

    January 14, 2014 @ 4:33 pm          Reply

    Did you know that Sydney is the biggest city in Australia , and they have a priminaster called tony abott he became it in 18th of September 2013

    The name Australia is derived from the word terra ausstralis incognita this means unknown southern iland

    The capital city is called Canberra and the coman river is called murryay

  6. Cai

    January 14, 2014 @ 4:24 pm          Reply

    Facts about Australia

    1.It is the tiniest continent in the world.
    2.koala bear is an Australian animal it’s name koala means no-drink. It doesn’t drink water it only eats eucalyptus leaves.
    3.Australia day is on the 26th of January, the Australians celebrate, they have picnics, BBQ ‘s (and that means hot dogs and burgers, yum!) and fire works. Aborigines don’t like this day they see it as the day Australia was invaded.
    4. Aborigines call Ayres Rock Uluru.
    5. Australia means southern island and it is the biggest desert island on the mighty earth itself.

  7. Mia

    January 14, 2014 @ 2:09 pm          Reply

    Australia
    1.Australia is the smallest content and the largest island.
    2.Australia is driest inhabited content on earth.
    3.Australia has many unique anamals ,including the kangaroo ,echidna,cassowary and wombat
    4.Australia has the most venomous snakes in the world.
    5.Australian women were the 2nd female group in the world to get the vote(after newzeland)

  8. Lily

    January 14, 2014 @ 9:06 am          Reply

    1.As of 2012,Australia has an estimated population of over 22 milion people.
    2.Australia is the worlds 6th biggest country.
    3.A desert known as the outback covers much of the land.
    4.Australia is home to a variety of animals, including the koala, kangaroo,emu kookuburra and the platypus.
    5.Australia hosted the 1956 ( Melbourne) and 2000 (Sydney) summer Olympics.

  9. Maddie

    January 13, 2014 @ 7:42 pm          Reply

    Australia facts –
    1. Uluru or Ayers Rock is a large sandstone rock in Central Australia.
    2. Koala’s are not bears, they are marsupials, or pouched mammals.
    3. Australia is the world’s 6th largest country by area.
    4. There are a number of venomous snakes living in Australia – Brown snake, Tiger Snake and Taipan.
    5. Australia has over 750 different reptile species more than any other country in the world.

  10. Rory

    January 13, 2014 @ 7:11 pm          Reply

    1.Australia in one of the oldest countries in the world.
    2.Aboiganals were the first people in Australia.
    3.The highest point on the mainland is Mt Kosciuszko in only 2,228 metres.
    4.Australia is the driest inhabitant continent on earth.
    5.In 2012 there was an estimate over 22,0000 people

  11. Safia

    January 13, 2014 @ 6:59 pm          Reply

    1)Australia has over 750 different reptile species, more than any country in the world

    2) Home to some of the most dangerous snakes such as the brown snake, tiger snake and Taipan.

    3) Australians refer to English people as POME’s which stands for Prisoner of Mother England. (English convicts used to be sent to Australia – even for very small crimes)

    4)The toilet is called the ‘Dunny’.

    5) Canberra was selected as the Capital as Melborne and Sydney couldnt stop arguing as to who should hold the title so they chose somewhere in the middle.

  12. joseph

    January 13, 2014 @ 6:10 pm          Reply

    Australia is the only country in the world that covers an entire continent. It is one of the largest countries on Earth. Although it is rich in natural resources and has a lot of fertile land, more than one-third of Australia is desert.

    Most Australian cities and farms are located in the southwest and southeast, where the climate is more comfortable. There are dense rain forests in the northeast. The famous outback (remote rural areas) contains the country’s largest deserts, where there are scorching temperatures, little water, and almost no vegetation.

    Running around the eastern and southeastern edge of Australia is the Great Dividing Range. This 2,300-mile (3,700-kilometer) stretch of mountain sends water down into Australia’s most important rivers and the Great Artesian Basin, the largest groundwater source in the world.

  13. nick :D

    January 13, 2014 @ 6:07 pm          Reply

    AUSTRALIA
    There are 1500 species of Australian spiders.
    Australian money is waterproof so the Australians can go to the beach whithout their money getting all soggy!
    There are 150 million or more sheep in AUSTRALIA BUT ONLY ABOUT 20 MILLION people.
    Australia has the largest population of 1 humped camels.
    Melbourne has alot of greeks living there they are called Greek Australians.
    The sydney opera houses roof weighs 161,000 tons!
    😀 🙂 😉

  14. Lewis

    January 13, 2014 @ 4:25 pm          Reply

    Australia
    1.Australia is the 6th largest country in the world.
    2.Australia is a island and a continent .
    3.22 million people live in Australia.
    4. England has over three times the amount of people than Astralia.
    5.australia is 31times bigger than England

  15. Alex

    January 13, 2014 @ 8:43 am          Reply

    1. Austrlia is the worlds 6th largest country even though it is an island it occupies a whole continent.
    2.It has the worlds 3rd largest ocaen territory three oceans and covering around 12 million square kilometres.
    3.Vegetation covers nearly 7 million square kilometres or 91 percent of Australia.
    4.The largest greek poulation in the world besides Athens and can be found in Melbourne Victoria.
    5. Over 200 diffrent languages and dialects are spoken in Australia including 45 indigenous languages.

  16. Jessie

    January 12, 2014 @ 7:47 pm          Reply

    My 5 facts are
    1. My auntie and cousins live in Perth, Western Australia.
    2. The koala is only found in the eucalyptus forest.
    3. Captain James Cook discovered Botany Bay in 1770. It is now called Sydney. My grandma lives close to where he was born in Marton.
    4. You pay in Australian Dollars.
    5.In the olden days you could go to Australia for

  17. Hannah

    January 12, 2014 @ 7:43 pm          Reply

    1. As of 2012, Australia has an estimated population of over 22 million people.
    2. The largest cities in Australia are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.
    3.The name Australia comes from the Latin word australis meaning southern.
    4,Australia is home to unique animals such as kangaroo, emu, kookabura and platypus
    5, Australia is the worlds 6th largest country by area

  18. Charles

    January 12, 2014 @ 7:12 pm          Reply

    1. Australia produces 1.35 trillion bottles of wine per year.
    2. As of 2012, Australia has an estimated population of over 22 million.
    3. The name ‘Australia’ comes from the Latin word ‘australis’, meaning southern.
    4. The highest mountain on mainland Australia is Mt Kosciuszko,standing 2228m (7310ft) above see level.
    5. The world’s largest reef system, the Great Barrier Reef, is found off the north eastern coast of Australia.

  19. charlotte

    January 12, 2014 @ 6:54 pm          Reply

    1.Australia is the worlds largest island , measuring 4,000 km across.
    2.65% of the country is “outback” – flat plains are some of the hottest and driest places on earth.
    3.Most people live in towns and cities along the southern and eastern coasts.
    4.Australia is one of the world leaders in mining. It exports more coal than any other countrey and is one of the world’s largest exsporters of gold and dimonds.
    5.Australia is famous for Uluru. This massive sandstone rock is a sacred Aboriginal site. It is 10 km round and 350m high. Thousands of tourists visit it each year and my mummy has climbed to the top!

  20. sophie

    January 12, 2014 @ 6:44 pm          Reply

    1.The highest mountain on mainland Australia is Kosciuszko,standing 2228m
    above sea level.

    2.The worlds largest reef system, the Great Barrier reef, is found of north eastern coast of Australia.

    3.Australia has a range of different landscapes, including urban areas , mountain ranges, deserts and rainforests.

    4.Australia is a home to to a variety of unique animals , including the koala, kangaroo, emu, kookaburra and platypus.

    5.Although they usually keep to themselves , there are a range of dangerous snakes in Australia , such as the Brown snake, Tiger snake and Taipan.

  21. Caitlin

    January 12, 2014 @ 6:19 pm          Reply

    1. The largest cites in are Sydney , Melbourne , Brisbane , Perth and Adelaide

    2. Australia The name Australia comes from the Latin word

  22. Emilio

    January 12, 2014 @ 5:56 pm          Reply

    Australia!
    1.As of 2012, Australia has estimated population of over 22 million people.
    2. Australia is the world’s 6th largest country by area.
    3.The largest cities in Australia are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.
    4.The name Australia comes from the Latin word `australis`, meaning southern.
    5.A desert area known as the ‘outback’ covers much of land.

  23. Lucas

    January 12, 2014 @ 4:39 pm          Reply

    1. The Tropic of Capricorn runs through Queensland.

    2. Australia is estimated to be 7,692,024 square Kilometers

    3. Regardless of what you have been told about Australia’s oh so dangerous spiders, the number of people who died from spider bites in Australia since 1979 is exactly… drum roll… ZERO!

    4. The amethystine python is by far the longest snake in Australia, it grows up to 5 – 6 m. They live in northern tropical Queensland, mostly in rain forests.

    5.

  24. Jannik's

    January 12, 2014 @ 4:27 pm          Reply

    -Did you know Australia is 6th largest country in the world.
    -Also Australia has a variety of unique animals such as a kangaroo.
    -As well as that Australia has the widest range of reptiles in the world.
    -Strange as it may sound the name Australia comes from the Latin word meaning southern.
    -As you may all ready know the aboriginal people used spears and boomerangs to hunt.

  25. kara

    January 12, 2014 @ 2:38 pm          Reply

    1. More than one third of Australia is desert.
    2. There are dense rainforests in the northeast.
    3. There are 36 species of poisonous funnel web spiders in eastern Australia.
    4. There are several types of rainforests in Australia.
    5. Aboriginal people arrived in Australia about 50,000 years ago!

  26. Ben

    January 12, 2014 @ 2:14 pm          Reply

    1.The Great Barrier Reef is a famous coral reef that stretches 2,025 kilometres, it is the largest natural structure in the world and can be seen from the moon.
    2.Australia is home to over 3000000 kangaroos of several species(kangaroos are the worlds biggest marsupials).
    3. The Olympics held in Sydney was the biggest Olympics yet, it had 10,651 Athletes competing in 300 events.
    4.Australia’s capital city is Canberra and the main language is English.
    5.The Royal Flying Doctor Service treats patients in the isolated communities all over Australia.

  27. Dylan

    January 12, 2014 @ 2:12 pm          Reply

    1. Australia has over 750 different reptile species.
    2. The worlds largest reef system, the Great Barrier Reef, is found off the North Eastern coast of Australia.
    3. In 2012, the population of Australia was over 22 million.
    4. The name Australia comes from the Latin word ‘Australis’ meaning Southern.
    5. It is estimated the Aborigines have lived in Australia for around 4500 years.

  28. Calum

    January 12, 2014 @ 2:10 pm          Reply

    1.Captain James Cook discovered Australia in April 1770.
    2.Australia’s Aboriginal people were thought to have come from South East Asia 50,000 years ago during the Ice Age.
    3.The largest Greek population in the world outside of Greece is in Melbourne.
    4.The only place in the world were you can find Lung fish which is a living fossil from the Triassic period 350 million years ago!
    5.Starting in 1788 over 160,000 convicts were shipped to Australia.
    6.Sea Explorer Matthew Flinders proposed the name Terra Australis,becoming known as Australia in 1824.Terra Australis means unknown Sourthen land.

  29. Tom

    January 12, 2014 @ 2:06 pm          Reply

    1.The Blue mountains in Australia have a blue haze caused by the eucalypts trees that cover their slopes.
    2. The Great Barrier Reef is the biggest natural structure in the world and you can see it from the moon.
    3. Australia has over 3 million Kangaroos and they are the worlds largest marsupials(they look after their
    babies in their pouch).
    4. Aboriginals where the first people to live in Australia.The first Aboriginal to arrive in Australia was over 40,000 years ago.
    5. The capital of Australia is Canberra. The population in Australia is 20,328,000.

    • lucas

      January 13, 2014 @ 9:20 pm          Reply

      Cool, I didn’t know any of that!
      I like number 3 because I didn`t know there was that many kangaroos.;)

  30. Sam

    January 12, 2014 @ 11:38 am          Reply

    1. Australia is the 6th largest country in the world by area.
    2. The world’s largest reef system, the Great Barrier Reef, is found off the northeastern coast of Australia.
    3. Australia has over 750 different reptile species, more than any country in the world.
    4.The highest mountain on mainland Australia is Mt Kosciuszko, standing 2228m (73 10ft) above the sea level.
    5.Australia is a relatively wealthy country with a high life expectancy.

  31. Rein

    January 12, 2014 @ 11:33 am          Reply

    1. Australia’s tallest trees are usually found in the south west of western Australia in the valley of the giants.
    2. The largest carnivorous animal in Australia is the dingo or the wild dog.
    3. Australia stands for Australis in Latin, which means southern.
    4. Mt Kosciuszko is the highest mountain in Australia, it stands at 2228 metres above sea level.
    5. A number of animals are home to Australia, such as the kangaroo, koala, kookaburra, emu and platypus.

  32. Junior

    January 12, 2014 @ 11:29 am          Reply

    My facts about Australia are:
    1) Over 22 million people live in Australia.
    2) The worlds largest reef system

  33. Amelia

    January 12, 2014 @ 11:26 am          Reply

    1.Australia had an estimated population of 22,000,000 people in 2013.
    2.Australia is the 6th largest country by area.
    3.The name Australia comes from the Latin word australis, meaning southern.
    4.it is estimated the humans have lived in Australia for around 45000 years.
    5.The first humans living in Australia were the aboriginal population and then many people from Europe settled in Australia and the population grew.

  34. emma

    January 12, 2014 @ 11:25 am          Reply

    1.As of 2012, Australlia has estimated population of over 22 million people.

    2.Australlia is the world’s 6th largest country by area.

    3.Due to its large size and isolation from the rest of the world, Australlia is sometimes known to be the island continent.

    4.The largest cities in Australlia are Sydney, Melbourn, Brisbrane, Perth and Adalaide.

    5.The name’ Australlia ‘ comes from the latin word ‘austrails’ meaning southern.

  35. Abbie

    January 11, 2014 @ 9:33 pm          Reply

    1.As of 2012, Australia has an estimated population of over 22 million people.
    2.Australia is the world’s 6th largest country by area.
    3.The largest cities in Australia are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.
    4.A desert area known as the

  36. Olivia

    January 11, 2014 @ 4:54 pm          Reply

    1. The island of Tasmania is part of Australia but long ago, it was linked to the mainland of Australia but it was separated after the Ice Age!
    2. Kimberley (not the singer from Girls Aloud) 🙂 in Australia is one of the worlds last great areas of wilderness !
    3. Surfer’s Paradise , is a very popular beach!
    4. The Australian platypus is the size of a small pet cat:)
    5. The Sydney Opera House has over 1000000 roof tiles!

  37. Molly

    January 11, 2014 @ 2:38 pm          Reply

    Canberra is the capital city of Australia.
    The Murray river is longest river in Australia, it is 1476 miles long.
    About one third of Australia lies in tropics.
    Australia has a coastline of 36,735 Km.
    Australia is a western democracy of more than 22 million people.

  38. Ella

    January 11, 2014 @ 9:38 am          Reply

    1.If you live near Melbourne the temperatures get more mixed.
    2.In Australia there are such things as wallabies they are like kangaroos.
    3.There are 6 states in Australia, the Northern Territory is not a state its a Territory.
    4.There are 23million people living in a Australia now.
    5.England would fit in to Australia 31 times and Australia is the 6 largest county in the world by area.

  39. Freya

    January 10, 2014 @ 6:06 pm          Reply

    1. In 2012 their was a estimate population over 22 million .
    2.The highest mountain in mainland Australia is Mt Koscryszko.
    At 2228 meters.
    3. In Australia their are lots of unique animals such as;koala,kookburra,emu and kangroo.
    4.Australia is the worlds 6th largest country by area.
    5. A desert area out back much of the land

  40. Harry

    January 9, 2014 @ 7:32 pm          Reply

    G’day! My name is Mick Dundee, you may remember me from my film, Crocodile Dundee, set in Australia’s outback in the 1980’s I live here in this amazing country, I love the place! Hey! put another shrimp on the Barbie!… ha ha ha! Let me tell you some things about my homeland 🙂

    Lots of people from all over the world love to travel here for a fun packed holiday! With its vast distances and remote, rugged terrain, many of Australia

  41. dom

    January 9, 2014 @ 8:34 am          Reply

    Its official, according to the Post Office on Friday, Australia is the hottest ticket this winter. With Sterling’s strength against the Aussie Dollar (

  42. Anabel

    January 8, 2014 @ 9:20 pm          Reply

    1. In many parts of the country, seasonal high and lows can be great with temperatures ranging from above 500 c (1220 F) to well bellow zero.

    2. In Australia there are 22.68 million people.

    3. The largest state (county) is Western Australia.

    4. In Australia there are more than 300 airports with paved runways.

    5.In Australia there are 2 types of penguins a little penguin and a fairy penguin. They also have a Red Kangaroos and Pygmy Possums; Sea Dragons, and there are Pelicans and Dingos.

    • Olivia

      January 17, 2014 @ 7:43 am          Reply

      I like the facts about Animals Anabel and I have got 2 animals facts to add: In Tasmania in the Spring there is a penguin market and in Australia there is a bird watching club!

  43. Harvey

    January 8, 2014 @ 7:43 pm          Reply

    1. Australia is the sixth largest nationwide.
    2. Australia is the smallest continent and the largest island.
    3. The first people of Australia were the aboriginals .
    4.Australia has many unique animals like the kangaroo and wombat.
    5.Australia has the most venomous snakes in the world.

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