What effect did the Australia floods have on Australia?
It cost alot of money, and people died. But it made us smarter and stronger.
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Australia is an isolated outpost insofar as its culture is concerned. The ABC gave Australians a more balance view of events without the pressure that is put upon the free media,rather then the heavily slanted points of view that tended to be presented by the free press and media.
The effects upon Australia were similar to the effects on the US. However, the US had a population of over two hundred million people and Australia had a population of less than twenty million people (less people than the state of California) in the 1960's. So the effects of the war on the people we…re relative to those populations. There were "anti-war" posters stapled to telephone polls in downtown Sydney, for example. And very small amounts (compared to the US) of "hippies" walking about, in Sydney. (MORE)
Similiar to the US, but a smaller scale as the Australian population was smaller than the US population (by 200 million people).
Australia was a holding places for convicts back in the days of British Imperialism. The people they imprisoned suffered. They drive on the left side of the road. They speak English. The British brought rabbits to Australia, now the rabbits are everywhere, because in Australia the rabbits do …not have a predator. Australia has a very British culture. Australia is still a British territory unlike USA. They also caused the stolen generation and brought many pests that we still have problems example: cane toads. They caused a massive deforestation they cut down nearly half of New South Wales's trees and final drove the Tasmanian tiger to extinction Depends on when you are talking about. Great brittian was known as our 'mother country' because of our bonds with it. After all - the British claimed Australia, didn't they? So Australia tried to be exactly the same as them, so that Australia was a little great brittain. (MORE)
Very little. The faultlines along which the Ring of Fire are located bypass Australia completely. Whilst Australia can be hit by tsunamis resulting from the effects of the Ring of Fire, to date it has not been affected measurably by any such tsunamis. The minimal earthquake activity that occurs de…ep underground in a few "hotspots" in Australia is not a result of the Ring of Fire. And finally, there are no active volcanoes on or near the Australian mainland; any volcanoes there are have been extinct or dormant for thousands of years. (MORE)
Although Australia is the second driest continent (with Antarcticabeing the driest as precipitation there is virtually nil), it canand it does flood in Australia - regularly. Floods are one of themost common natural disasters in the country. This is because ofthe unique layout of the continent. Aus…tralia is a very flat country. Running down the eastern coast isthe Great Dividing Range, so there are the usual coastal plainsthere. To the west of the range are vast expanses of flat country,and when there is a lot of rainfall (which happens sometimesseveral times a year, and sometimes only every few years), therivers quickly swell and break their banks, sending massive floodsacross these great plains. Australia spends many years in drought, often caused by the El Niñoeffect. When an El Niño occurs, changes in sea surface temperaturescause a shift in air pressure which, in turn, can result inclimatic anomalies, such as severe droughts in Australia. Theseyears are punctuated by years of normal rainfall, but occasionally,Australia gets the opposite to an El Niño, which is La Niña. Thismeans that weather conditions, etc, are in reverse to those seenduring El Niño, and Australia experiences far more rain than usual.When this happens, many parts of Australia will see graduallyincreasing rainfall over the period of several months. The groundbecomes too saturated to hold any more water. This often occursduring the spring and summer season, which is also cyclone season.Add to the already super-saturated ground the effects of a cyclonewhich becomes a rain depression once it crossed the coast, and thescenario is one of excessive rainfall leading to the groundbecoming waterlogged. (This was the pattern that led to both theBrisbane floods of 1974 and 2011). (MORE)
it was used to get Australians to allow nuclear testing to be done on our soil for the British It was also used to keep Australians terrified. As a matter of fact in the 60's there were a lot of school children convinced that they would be ash before they made it to the 70,'s the effect was that the… public was coned into spending huge amounts of money on arms that were never used to protect themselves against an enemy that could not put up a fight if they wanted to. (they were nearly starving to death). (MORE)
the explorers gained wealth and new things and the brought back to their home country this is what the Australian people got a large quantities of spice , silver thank you
A successful introduced species eradication scheme is one that, once the intro. species has "done it's job" then it dies because there is no more pest/ feral organisms for it to survive on. However, some schemes are unsuccessful and the introduced species becomes a pest, a good example of this in Au…stralia is the well known cane toad, some of the effects this organism has had on the Australian environment is that, because the toads are in fact poisonous, because of their warts, their poison has killed alot of Australia's natural, carnivorous, species, such as the chuditch, and also household pets. The toad also takes over some environments and drives out other species that live there. Another is the magnificent brumbies, they were once farm horses for the migrants from England, but broke free and became "feral" (once domesticated) these horses also drive out other organisms not on purpose, but because of natural competition for food. They are also the main culprit for soil erosion on the hills due to their galloping along in big herds, this obviously will have a huge impact on the "compactiveness" of the soil. (MORE)
Major floods in Australia's history include:. Gundagai floods (Murrumbidgee River), June 1852: 89 people were killed and the old town of Gundagai swept away . Brisbane floods, January 1974: 16 people died, 300 were injured, and 9,000 people left homeless. Total cost of the damage, in 1974 values, …was $200 million. . Hunter Valley floods, February 1955: 25 people were killed (MORE)
Three major types of floods include:. Slow onset floods - these occur gradually after there has been significant rain in a catchment area. Often, towns have plenty of warning that such floods are coming, and have the time to create levee banks for protection. Charleville, in western Queensland, is …prone to slow onset floods as the waters flow down the Warrego River from further upstream, where heavy rain has fallen. The water takes days or even weeks to go down. . Fast onset floods - these are also caused by heavy monsoonal rains, but water comes up more quickly, often trapping motorists trying to cross swollen rivers and isolating towns quickly, then just as quickly subsiding. . Flash floods - usually caused by thunderstorms and sudden downpours. these fill rivers and drains quickly, sweeping away people who try to cross. Flash floods subside very quickly. (MORE)
The world needed peace, the atomic bombings ended the war so the whole world was glad.
the impact of flooding can impact a lot of people in impact the whole of the economy and a lot of people can loose there lives
Floods in Australia can have widespread environmental impact which may cause problems or have benefits. Positive environmental impacts include: . They can spread silt and sediment that contains rich minerals and nutrients which have been washed down. This improves the fertility of the land. …Negative environmental impacts include: . Loss of habitat for both plant and animal life, which causes a reducation of biodiversity in the area, and may cause some species to become endangered. . Severe erosion and destabilisation of the soil and hillsides. . As rivers flood, they carry huge amounts of rubbish, debris and other forms of pollution down to the river mouth, where they empty out into the sea. This can be devastating for the marine life there. (MORE)
Terra Nullius means "land that belongs to no-one". By applying this concept to Australia in 1788, it simplified the act of colonisation of Australia by the British. Great Britain sought to expand its empire, and so the country applied the doctrine of 'terra nullius' to Australia as that gave the…m the right to claim and occupy the continent. Britain was able to prove to the satisfaction of its judicial system that Australia was terra nullius - a land without ownership - because the English found difficulty in locating any individual(s) able to negotiate a treaty with the indigenous inhabitants. (MORE)
Australia is subject to major routine flooding. This is one of theways El Nino presents itself in the country.
Floods can occur anywhere in Australia. They are especially common in the north and the Gulf country of Queensland during the summer monsoonal season. When flooding occurs along Queensland or NSW rivers, the flooding can extend for thousands of square kilometres, encompassing several river systems a…t a time.. Floods can occur anywhere along the east coast and along the inland rivers. The Hunter Valley of New South Wales and the NSW north coast seem to be areas frequently hit. Floods are also known to hit coastal areas of Western Australia.. (MORE)
In Australia people are contributing to the loss of habitats and ecosystems. Ecosystems and habitats are vital. Except now we've not only been killing their habitats we've been killing them as well
Floods can occur anywhere in Australia. They are especially commonin the north and the Gulf country of Queensland during the summermonsoonal season. When flooding occurs along Queensland or NSWrivers, the flooding can extend for thousands of square kilometres,encompassing several river systems at a …time. Floods can occur anywhere along the east coast and along the inlandrivers. The Hunter Valley of New South Wales and the NSW northcoast seem to be areas frequently hit. Floods are also known to hitcoastal areas of Western Australia. (MORE)
The chances of it happening are not great, but if Antarctica melts, all Australia's capital cities will be underwater. Antarctica holds enough ice to raise sea levels by 60 metres (200 feet). . Perth: Average 31.5 metres altitude. . Adelaide: 50 m . Sydney: 36 m . Melbourne: 10 m . Brisbane:… 28.4 m . Hobart: 8.45 m . Darwin: 27.8 m . Canberra: 574 m . So the capital, Canberra, more than 100 km from the sea, is the only city safe. (MORE)
Eastern Australia experiences flooding from time to time, and the continent had been slowly emerging from an El Nino event since March 2009, which is when the first lot of floods struck eastern Australia. There were two major episodes of flooding in Queensland (northern half of eastern Australia) in… 2009. One took place in northern Queensland in February, and another series of floods affected large areas of the state including Brisbane in May. Again in March 2010, large areas of western Queensland were affected by floods. In January 2011, Queensland, Australia experienced widespread flooding. Beginning in Cairns in the far north in December, the floodwaters extended down to Rockhampton, completely swamping the city, also affecting Emerald to the west. Other centres affected included Bundaberg, Maryborough, St George, Mundubbera, Dalby, Theodore, Chinchilla, Gayndah, Condamine, Helidon, Grantham, Murphy's Creek, Gatton, Laidley, Toowoomba, Goondiwindi and Warwick, just to name a few. From 11 January, major flooding began in the large city of Ipswich, and Brisbane the capital of Queensland. This flooding affected around 20,000 people in dozens of suburbs. (MORE)
Floods occur on a regular basis. Many parts of Australia's eastern half are flood-prone, due to the numerous river systems and low plains throughout the region. The northern and eastern coasts are also prone to summer cyclones (which bring heavy rains) and seasonal monsoonal rains. These rains can s…end large amounts of water across the northern plains, through Queensland's "channel country", which floods huge areas of land in north western Queensland. Another particularly flood-prone region is the Hunter Valley in New South Wales. The floods that occurred in December 2010 and January 2011 were unusually severe. These types of floods tend to only coincide with a "La Nina" event. (MORE)
Currently (January 2011), Queensland is suffering from massive floods across much of the state. Some 22 towns and a couple of cities have been fully or partially evacuated. Some of the water is heading for the coast; some of it is replenishing the Darling River which, in turn, will flush out the M…urray River to the south. The city of Rockhampton has been particularly badly affected. Other Queensland towns significantly affected include Emerald, Dalby, Chinchilla, Condamine, St George, Theodore, Bundaberg, Mundubbera and Warwick. Toowoomba experienced a devastating flash flood which then travelled down the range, hitting the towns of Grantham, Helidon, Murphy's Creek and Gatton. Many deaths were recorded in this area. The floodwaters then continued on to the Wivenhoe Dam which, due to being over capacity, resulted in flooding of the Brisbane River, which affected the cities of Ipswich and Brisbane. In western New South Wales, Bourke has been badly affected, and more towns will be affected as the floods move south. In northeastern NSW, Grafton and centres in the Northern Rivers area are being hardest hit. (MORE)
Yes. An estimated 52 suburbs were affected by the floods in Brisbane in January 2011.
In Australia the time is near to englands time so its round about the same
Australia Zoo experienced some flooding in the Queensland floods of 2011. Roads in and out of the area were cut by flooded waterways, but parts of the zoo itself remained safe.
As one would expect, the floods are devastating. People have lost family members, pets, property and their very livelihood. Farmers and business owners, in particular, face heartbreak of losses that they can never recoup. Flood insurance is very expensive for people who live anywhere near the river,… so many of these people are not insured. There is nothing for them to do but rebuild from scratch. It has been especially hard when people have seen others swept away, or gone to assist in saving people, and seen young children swept away by the floodwaters. There is a great deal of grief. Above all, though, Australians are remarkable and resilient people. People are helping total strangers evacuate homes and offices. At the RSPCA refuge, people came along as they were being evacuated themselves, and took animals to foster. They have lost everything, but they are still willing to give more of themselves. Within the areas of devastation, people who are luckier and have avoided floods in their own homes have helped fill sandbags, volunteered their time at the evacuation centres or opened their homes to people who need a place to stay. Again and again, stories are surfacing of people who have not escaped unscathed, but who have still offered their help to people worse off than themselves. There is an Australian ethos of just getting in and helping neighbours, no matter what, and this has really shone through in this difficult time. Naturally, the police and emergency services personnel have just worked tirelessly. In each community, once the rivers and floodwaters have peaked, people have immediately started to rally, looking ahead to the need to clean up. There was no complaining - just people getting in and starting to clean up, because they knew it had to be done. And, as always, there were total strangers getting in and helping clean up. Brisbane dubbed Saturday 15 January as "Salvation Saturday". On this day, thousands and thousands of volunteers turned up at registration centres around the city with any cleaning equipment they had, queuing for long periods of time, awaiting their instructions and ready to be bussed to suburbs where help was needed. Similarly, people in the southern states worked together to pull through the floods. While the southern states did not experience the devastation of a deadly flash flood, they have had to cope with inundation and the resultant cleanup. Many of these people have considered themselves lucky compared to Queensland - there is little self-pity, but plenty of compassion for those in a worse situation. (MORE)
75% of the entire state of Queensland has been affected by floods in some way. This includes from Rockhamptonl where floodwaters have remained for about three weeks. Centres west to Emerald and south west to St George have been affected as well. In January 2011, the city of Brisbane has been inund…ated with the rising of the Brisbane River. In addition, the floodwaters have moved south, together with heavy rain, which has swamped parts of northern and western New South Wales, and northern and western Victoria. Even parts of South Australia have been affected. (MORE)
There has been just one flash flood in Australia in 2011. This wave, which came down a mountainside from the city of Toowoomba at the top of the range, reached heights of 8 metres, according to witnesses. The remainder of the floods have been slow-onset floods, quite different to flash floods. The…y have varied in depth from a few millimetres to many metres deep - deep enough to engulf two-storey homes. (MORE)
If this is a reference to the January 2011 floods in eastern Australia, the death toll stands at 22 , as of January 31. During Australia's history of European settlement, hundreds of people have died in Australia because of floods, but the figures have not been anywhere as high as in some parts …of the world. (MORE)
Most of the floods in Australia happen in the northern more tropical areas because it receives the greatest amount of rain.
Very briefly the floods were caused by excessive rain, the ground not being able to absorb anymore water and the La Nina weather pattern.
the Australia flood started because there was too much rain and the grass got very saturated.
Flooding in Australia is always an issue. In the latest floods (December 2010 - January 2011), the floods became an issue when the floods affected 75% of the area of Queensland; when Toowoomba, a city sitting at the top of the Great Dividing Range, experienced a deadly flash flood (Toowoomba does no…t flood); when a torrent of water rushed down the range, swamping the towns in the valley below and killing at least a dozen; when over 70 people were missing; when the "inland tsunami" rushed towards Wivenhoe Dam, overfilling it to higher than 190% and threatening a disaster on an even more massive scale; when cities like Rockhampton sat in flooded waters for over three weeks; when the flooding moved into New South Wales and even Victoria and South Australia, affecting the entire eastern half of the continent. (MORE)
Floods occur in all of Australia's states and territoriesperiodically. Floods are among the most common natural disasters inAustalia.
The country is devastated and in some areas there is a state of disarray. Obviously, having to repair everything will cost. That's common sense. Australia, however, has recovered remarkably well from the Global Financial Crisis and while the federal budget is in deficit, Australia as a whole shou…ld pull through just fine. There's talk of a levy to pay for the cleanup & repair, but it's unclear how much of an impact this would have on the average Australian. (MORE)
As of 28 January 2011, northwest Victoria is certainly still flooded. Swan Hill is the area currently under threat.
If this is a reference to the January 2011 floods in eastern Australia, the death toll stood at 22 , as of January 31. Several people remained missing.
we are a huge land mass based in the middle of nowhere next to the largest body of water in the entire world and in qld we have the longest mountain range in the world as well which is close to the coast... Combined with expected seasonal rain, high tides and cities and towns basing themselves aroun…d the water run offs and river mouths should we not expect this to never happen every now and then? Planes crash... Boats sink... Cars collide... Trains derail... The 6 main effects... Affected farms... Food prices... Roads... Government schemes & projects cancelled... International tourism... And insurance companies reinforcing why we shouldn't apply for your cover... Let us down and now see ure policies decline and a major investment structure drop as well... I hate to s a this but we need insurance companies for economic purposes... (MORE)
Parts of Australia flood regularly. The most recent significant floods occurred between December 2010 and January 2011.
Many parts of Australia's eastern half and the north are flood-prone due to the numerous river systems and low plains throughout the region. The northern and eastern coasts are also prone to summer cyclones (which bring heavy rains) and seasonal monsoonal rains. These rains can send large amounts of… water across the northern plains, through Queensland's "channel country", which floods huge areas of land in north western Queensland. Another particularly flood-prone region is the Hunter Valley in New South wales. (MORE)
There have been numerous floods in Australia's history which have caused untold devastation to lives and property. Not all are mentioned below. . On 25 June 1852, a torrent of water swept down the already flooded Murrumbidgee River, hitting the town of Gundagai and killing 89. There was a second, …higher flood in 1853, and the town was relocated to its current site on the hill above the river. . 44 people were killed in Tasmania in April 1929 as a result of heavy rain and flooding. Some of these deaths occurred when the Briseis Dam on the Cascade River collapsed, flooding the town of Derby. . Heavy rain in the southeastern region of Australia in 1952. This particularly affected Victoria's Gippsland and southern coastal NSW. . In February 1955, a monsoon depression intensified and moved south from Queensland, accompanied by torrential rainfall. About 15,000 people were evacuated from the NSW town of Maitland due to rising floodwaters from the Hunter River. 1600 were evacuated from nearby Singleton. The floods moved down the Macquarie River to Dubbo, causing the evacuation of another 4000, and as far west as Warren and Narromine. When the Namoi and Gwydir Rivers flooded, this devastated the towns of Moree and Narrabri. These floods killed 25. . Western Queensland and northwest NSW were badly hit by floods in 1990, which especially hit the towns of Charleville and Nyngan. Six people died in these floods which also flooded 2000 homes. . Queensland's southeast has seen several floods, with arguably the most devastating occurring in 1974 and 2011. Much of Queensland was affected in both these years, nad there was also severe floods in central Queensland in 2009. . While Queensland was beginning to recover from the floods early in 2011, Victoria was hit by floodwaters, a combination of the waters moving downstream along the Darling River at the same time as the state received heavy rainfall. The rainfall system in Queensland also affected northern New South Wales. (MORE)
The gold rushes in Australia had significant short-term andlong-term effects. . One of the main effects of the gold rushes was on the growingagricultural industry. Many men who worked on the farms, sheep andcattle stations simply downed their tools and left. Workers,owners, roustabouts, stockmen, …jackaroos - they left their jobs forthe lure of the goldfields. Often women and children were left totend the stations their husbands left behind. As a result,Aboriginal labour became more popular. The goldrushes saw the riseof loyal Aboriginal stockmen and jackaroos who were willing to worklong and hard for perhaps less pay than their predecessors. . Because major gold discoveries were made in Victoria, thisnewly separated state suddenly found itself very wealthy.Businesses boomed, together with the population, and more peoplesettled further out from the established towns, sparking interestand enthusiasm in exploration. Victoria's newfound wealth wasdirectly responsible for the well-equipped but badly managedexploration of Burke and Wills, which ultimately resulted in theirdeaths. . Immigration was a major effect of the Australian goldrush.Enormous numbers of immigrants, especially Chinese, brought theirunique cultural influences to Australia, and many of the Chinesestayed on to build businesses in the towns once the main golddeposits were mined out. Gold attracted immigrants from many otherEuropean countries as well, and contributed in large part to themulticultural nature of Australia today. . The events of the Eureka Stockade formed the basis fordemocracy that exists in Australia today. The miners fought forbetter rights amongst difficult conditions on the goldfields. Whilethey did not immediately achieve their objective, it gained theattention of the Government. A Commission of Enquiry was conductedand changes were implemented. These included abolition of monthlygold licences, replaced by an affordable annual miner's licence.The numbers of troopers were reduced significantly, and LegislativeCouncil was expanded to allow representation to the majorgoldfields. . Gold brought wealth to Australia, and with it, a new sense ofidentity, and the independence and confidence to push forFederation and the establishent of the Commonwealth of Australia in1901. Basically, Australia no longer needed to be "piggybacked" byEngland any more. . Because of the rivalry between Melbourne, Victoria and Sydney,NSW, a new site was chosen for the Australian capital. Canberralies where it is today because of this very rivalry brought on bythe goldrush. . The goldrushes helped bring improvements in transportation. Thefamous "Cobb and Co Coaches" ran successfully for half a century,thanks to the goldrush. Train lines were built, linking the majorcentres, and roadways were improved. Negative effects for Australia included: . The greater displacement of the indigenous people as more andmore of them were forced off their land. . Separation of families as fathers left their jobs and went tothe goldfields, hoping to strike it rich, while their wives stayedbehind, sometimes having to operate the farms and stations on theirown. . Environmentally, the goldrush was a disaster, althoughunrecognised at the time. Features of the Australian landscape wereforever altered in the space of a few decades, and soil erosion wasa major effect, the evidence of which can still be seen today.Water quality was affected as people used the creeks and rivers forall their activities, including bathing and washing dirty(sometimes disease-ridden) clothes. Water salinity rose as naturalwatercourses were diverted. Introduced noxious weeds decimatednative flora and affected native fauna, as did the introduction ofdomestic animals to hitherto unpopulated areas. See the related link below for more information. (MORE)
You have to consider, that if people escape their countries and migrate to Australia for peace and new life, if Australia is also in war, there isn't much reason for leaving in the first place. During the War, millions were spent on weaponary and eventually Australia fell into rescession, Australia …couldn't feed its own people, migration was cut down, due to more mouths to feed. During ww1, German were held at camps. They did no kill them, but just held them captive because they feared if they were spies. This shortern the migration for Germans. On the other hand, many came to Australia to fight for the mother country, and risk their own lives to save Australia. (MORE)
They are just not bad enough to be on the news like Japan, that was bad !
Depends on what you mean by 'often'. Australia is a huge country, with diverse weather. Floods are not uncommon; less during 'El Nino' years when it tends to drought, more when it swings to 'La Nina' and rainfall increases.
Floods happen in a variety of areas in Australia, but they are more common in the eastern half of the continent. Australia is a very flat country. Running down the eastern coast is the Great Dividing Range, so there are the usual coastal plains there. To the west of the range are vast expanses of fl…at country, and when there is a lot of rainfall (which happens infrequently), the rivers quickly swell and break their banks, sending massive floods across these great plains. (MORE)
In Australian the area most prone to flooding is Brisbane, Queensland. Over The past two centuries it has suffered from many floods the most recent occurring in January, 2011.
Rabbits have caused major ecological damage in Australia. Rabbits have ravaged the vegetation which supports native wildlife, and they eat far more of it than native animals do. In addition, rabbits breed faster than native animals do, meaning more of them can cause damage very quickly. Because r…abbits will eat native vegetation right down to the roots, they can cause localised extinction of some native plant species. Essentially, their presence destroys native habitat, and contributes to the endangerment of native species. In Australia, rabbit burrows have caused bilby burrows to cave in, often trapping and suffocating bilbies within their own burrows. Rabbits also have a fondness for farmer's crops, especially vegetables. This caused economic problems for farmers, who may find perfectly good crops ruined. (MORE)
The White Australia Policy had wide-ranging effects on Australia,socially, politically and economically. politicians used the policyas a platform for their campaigns. there was lingering resentmentfrom decades earlier, when the Chinese had arrived in Australia intheir tens of thousands, successfully… mined and panned for gold,and then mostly left, taking their gold back with them to cChina.at his was in contrast to many other diggers who were eitherAustralia, or who stayed in Australia, where they spent the wealthgained during the goldrushes. So, many Australians were concernedabout non-white foreigners asking their jobs and their wealth. Itwas hoped by some (not all) that a White Australia policy wouldensure employment for Australians. However, while some people appreciated the policy, others wereconcerned. Some sectors within the colonies were opposed to thispolicy as they used foreign labour, which was often much cheaperthan local labour. An example of this is Queensland, which employedKanakas (people from the Cook Islands). Under the new constitution,cheap labour such as the Kanakas would not be allowed intoAustralia. They felt this would hurt their profitable businesses. (MORE)