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Australia has many things:
  • A population of just 23 million in a continent that covers about 7 659 861 sq km.
  • The largest number of native marsupials of any continent.
  • Six states, two mainland territories and seven external (offshore) territories.
  • The world's only monotremes, or egg-laying mammals, the platypus and the echidna (Papua New Guinea also has a species of echidna)
  • Unusual features such as Uluru/Ayers Rock, Kata Tjuta and Mt Augustus.
  • Over 208 species of frogs but no native toads.
  • Introduced animals, such as the rabbit, cane toad, fox, feral cat, camel, feral pig, etc which have caused endless destruction of native habitats and the decimation of native fauna and flora species.
  • Unique man-made features such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.
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Where is Australia?

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How do you get from England to Australia?

A person could travel from England to Australia in either a planeor a boat. A plane is the much more reasonable way to travel. London (LON) to Sydney (SYD): Shortest Flight Duration 21 hours35 mins

How was Australia discovered?

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What is Australia?

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What can you do in Australia?

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Why was Australia named Australia?

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What is in Australia?

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Why is Australia called Australia?

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Are there tornadoes in Australia?

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What are festivals of Australia?

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Who are from Australia?

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Is Australia the country in Australia the continent?

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What makes Australia Australia?

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Who named Australia Australia?

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How can Australia prevent war in Australia?

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Why did they call Australia Australia?

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Was Australia always known as Australia?

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Was Australia called Australia in 1901?

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How did bananas get to Australia?

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Who is the predesent of Australia?

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Is China in Australia?

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Does Australia have heatwaves?

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Are there pearls in Australia?

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What songs are from Australia?

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Why did Australia become the Commonwealth of Australia?

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Why did they name Australia Australia?

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When the indigenous Australia lived in Australia?

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What is Australia who is Australia multicultural yes?

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When did they call Australia Australia?

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What do people do in Australia on Australia day?

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Where is South Australia located in Australia?

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When did Australia attack Australia?

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