Australia

Australia is the sixth largest country in the world, and located south of Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, in the Southern Hemisphere.

Asked in Australia, Australia Literature and Language

What does flog mean in Australian?

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The word "flog" originally meant to whip someone, and was used in regard to convicts being flogged as punishment. Nowadays, the term means to push something too hard, e.g. "flog the car" means to push a car beyond its limits.
Asked in Australia, Landforms

Who discovered Uluru?

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The Aborigines have known about Uluru for thousands of years. Explorer William Gosse, of the South Australian Survey Department, is believed to have been the first European explorer to see Ayers Rock. Gosse discovered the rock (now known by its native name of Uluru) by accident during an expedition through Australia's interior. The need to find water for his camels forced him to take a more southerly course than he had originally planned. On 18 July 1873 he sighted Ayers Rock, recording that, "This rock is certainly the most wonderful natural feature I have ever seen". Known to the indigenous Australians as Uluru, the rock was named Ayers Rock after Sir Henry Ayers, Premier of South Australia at the time.
Asked in History of Australia, Australia, History of US Immigration

What problems did German immigrants face when they came to Australia?

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When the original German immigrants came to Australia in the 1830s, they faced the sense of loss and displacement any cultural group would feel when they have been forced from their homeland by persecution. In the case of the first Germans, they were forced to flee from the religious persecution of King Friedrich Wilhelm III. Mixed in with the displacement and loss of their homeland was an intense relief that they were now free to worship in the way of their choice. They were (and are) a stalwart, hard-working and adaptable group, quickly establishing their farms and crops. There was no discrimination where these first Germans chose to settle. On the contrary, they had the support of wealthy Scottish businessman and chairman of the South Australian Company, George Fife Angas. More problems were faced later during the first and second world wars. Not just German immigrants, but members of long-established German families faced persecution as a result of the distrust felt towards Germany for its part in both world wars. Germans were rounded up and placed in civilian internment camps within Australia, simply for having a German name. During World War I, many Germans were held at internment camps around Australia. There was fear that seemingly innocent German immigrants could be spying for the German government. This paranoia extended to some German-speaking peoples whose families had been in Australia since the 1840s. German clubs were closed, businesses were shut down, many Lutheran schools were closed (all of the Lutheran schools in SA were closed), and the leaders of the community, including Lutheran pastors, were interned. (Six of the Qld pastors who were interned were British naturalised subjects, and two of them had actually been born in Australia). The Germans were often ferried for long distances by rail, during which they were subjected to harsh treatment, including unnecessary handcuffing and general abuse. Their luggage was searched, or just stolen and/or destroyed. Some Germans avoided internment by anglicising their names. In all, during World War I, 6,890 Germans were interned. Of these, 4,500 were Australian residents before the war began. Others were sailors from German navy ships or merchant ships who were arrested while in Australian ports when the war broke out, while others still were merely visitors. Again, in World War II, many German civilians and soldiers were sent to internment camps and Prisoner-Of-War camps in Australia.
Asked in Australia, Indigenous Australians

How did the Aboriginals survive in the Australian environment?

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They understood the environment and lived with it. the aboriginals did not expect the same returns from the environment as the British did and as a result managed to live with it and as part of its nature.
Asked in Australia, Snakes, Seasons

When is snake season in Australia?

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Summer is the worst time for snakes in Australia, but they begin to emerge around September, and tend to stay more active until about April, particularly if the weather is warm.
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Who is the lost generation in Australia?

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The lost generation refers to aboriginal children that were removed from their families between 1885 and 1969. They were removed in order to prevent any influence by the aborigines, on the so called white politics in Australia. The children were placed in institutions and forced to work as servants for white families, being paid either very little or even nothing. The Australian government have only recently acknowledged what actually happened to these people for such a long time.
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Is there a Claire's in Australia?

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No. there is no Claire's in Australia but Equip sells some of the same stuff. :)
Asked in Australia, Landforms

What is the future of Uluru?

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Uluru has a bright future. It is likely to remain an iconic attraction in Australia, as it is unlike any other feature in the world. Erosion is minimal, so it is not at any likely risk of being eroded away, like the Twelve Apostles off the southern coast of Victoria are being eroded.
Asked in Mice and Rats, Australia

What type of pets do Australians have?

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Australians do not keep native wildlife as pets. These animals are protected and even the common kangaroo cannot be kept as a pet, but only by wildlife carers who have a special licence. This is not to say that some Australians do not illegally keep such pets. On the whole, Australians commonly have dogs, cats, fish, birds - especially budgies, galahs and cockatiels, and guinea-pigs, mice and rats. In all states except Queensland and Western Australia, rabbits may be kept. Australians do not have gerbils or hamsters. In Tasmania, people may keep ferrets. Reptiles may also be kept, but must never be caught from the wild. Some native species are able to be kept in certain states without permits, e.g. the eastern Blue Tongue Lizard may be kept in South Australia without a permit, but not in other states. Turtles, hermit crabs, and an array of snakes and lizards are available from pet shops.
Asked in New Zealand, Australia, Continents

What continent is closest to New Zealand?

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Australia is the continent closest to New Zealand.
Asked in Australia, Great Barrier Reef

What is the elevation of the Great Barrier Reef?

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The Great Barrier Reef is made up of coral which depends on being immersed in a marine environment. Therefore, apart from where the Reef emerges as atolls and islands, it is below sea level.
Asked in History of Australia, Australia, Rabbits and Hares

Why were rabbits introduced into Australia and from where did they come?

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Rabbits were brought to Australia on the First Fleet but, for whatever reason, they did not breed prolifically or cause any problems for the first few years of the colony's settlement. There is absence of any evidence that they were either eaten or hunted for sport in the Sydney area. Rabbits were popular as pets and for sport around Sydney in the 1840s, but again, there is no evidence that their population proliferated. It is believed that the carnivorous marsupials of the mainland, such as quolls, were able to keep rabbit numbers down. Rabbits were also introduced into the Tasmanian colony where, by 1827, they were noted to be in their thousands. The rabbit plague that now exists in Australia is largely due to the actions of one man. A farmer named Thomas Austin who had a property in Winchelsea, Victoria, is credited with introducing rabbits into Australia, leading to their current plague proportions. Austin was a member of the Acclimatisation Society, a group which believed in introducing exotic species into new locations around the world. In October 1859, Austin imported 21 European rabbits for hunting, releasing them on Christmas Day that year. Within a short period of time, it became evident that Victoria provided the ideal climate for the rabbits to breed and become a national pest. Rabbits have since spread throughout Australia.
Asked in Australia, Driving Times, Australia Literature and Language

What is the distance between Brisbane and Darwin?

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The road distance from Brisbane to Darwin is 3422km, travelling via Longreach and Mt Isa. Travel time is an estimated 32 hours, non-stop. The flight distance from Brisbane to Darwin is 2848km.
Asked in Australia, Sloths, Western Australia

Is it legal to have a sloth as a pet in western Australia and how much do they cost?

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It is not legal to have a sloth as a pet in Western Australia, or in any other part of Australia.
Asked in Distances and Travel Times, Iran, Australia

How far away from Iran to Australia?

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Iran is approximately 600miles or 9600 km away from Australia
Asked in Importing and Exporting, Australia

How are the goods of gold transported by export?

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open the third & fourth link of this website: total-forex-trading.co.cc hope you get answer; good luck !
Asked in History of Australia, Australia, Australian Colonial Settlement

When was Captain Arthur Phillip born?

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Captain Arthur Phillip (also known variously as Admiral and/or Governor) was born in London, England on 11 October 1738.
Asked in Australia

Is Australia sinking into the ocean?

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Part of it is yes, the plate that it is setting on is shifting, this will happen globally with other plates that the continents are resting on. People should move away from the beaches and travel inland. The extinction of the human race will not occur, however massive changes are here and they will continue to worsen in severity, whether our "news media" and I use that term lightly is willing to shed light on this truth or not.
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What is the most remote pub in Australia?

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The Birdsville Hotel is often regarded as the most remote pub in Australia, but there are others which are contenders for the title, such as the Betoota Hotel and the Innamincka Hotel.
Asked in Clothing, Marketing Advertising and Sales, Australia

Is there are Marks and Spencer in Australia?

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No, there is not, your nearest store is either, Shanghi or Bejing in CHINA
Asked in Australia

List of vegetation in Newcastle Australia?

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native Australian trees such as eucalyptus which are tough and durable and are able to withstand the frequent fires
Asked in Australia, Indigenous Australians

What is the Australian aboriginal great pebble?

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The question undoubtedly refers to Uluru (for which the European name is Ayers Rock), the large inselberg in central Australia. However, there is considerable doubt as to whether or not this is true. Most sources quote the meaning of Uluru as Great Pebble; other sources translate the word as Meeting Place. the Pitjantjatjara people of Central Australia do not claim the word has any particular meaning at all.