IT EVOLVED FROM RUGBY(FOOTBALL) WHICH WAS CODED IN ENGLAND..BUT FIRST DEVELOPED BY THE CHINESE.
The origins of modern football games including American football, Canadian football, Australian football, Gaelic football, Association football (soccer), Rugby Union football and Rugby League football can all be traced back to a ball game often played at Shrovetide throughout medieval Western Europe. In northern France the game was called La Soule meaning "the ball". In Ireland they played a game called Caid "ball". The Cornish played HyrlÃ®an and the Welsh Cnapan both forms of "Hurling" (of a ball). In medieval England ball games were referred to as "playing the ball" or "playing at ball" but significantly the Shrovetide ball game was also known as "foot ball" in reference to the game being 'played on foot'. It is from this term the word 'football' originates. Over time this Shrovetide ball game evolved into the numerous forms of modern football developed by many nations throughout the World.
It is worth nothing that in 16th centaury greek ball game called Calcio meaning "kick" developed which has similarities to a Roman ball game known as harpaston. Harpustum evolved from the Ancient Greek game Phaininda or Episkuros which is known to have been played 4000 years ago. Phaininda or Episkuros is the oldest recorded ball game with rules that fit the definition of 'foot ball'. There is a strong possibility Shrovetide ball games evolved from Harpustum, however, definitive proof of a connection remains elusive.
Around the 2nd centaury BC a ball game called Cuju was created in China. Cuju fits the definition of the word football with similarities to ball games played in medieval Europe. However, contrary to FIFA's popular myth that football originated in China no historical connection has been established between Cuju and early ball games played in Europe or any of the football codes which evolved from them. In my opinion FIFA's recent attempts to rewrite the history of Association Football (soccer) and other related codes of football to reputedly promote sales of their football product in China is highly unethical. The Chinese are a great people who have contributed enormously to culture both nationally and internationally but to say the origins of football can be traced back to China is simply not true. History should be written with impartiality, based of verifiable facts and credited to those who contributed. History should not be perverted for financial gain.
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The major cities of South Australia are Adelaide (capital city) and its outlying cities of Elizabeth and Gawler; Port Pirie, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln, Whyalla, and Mount Gambier. With the exception of Mount Gambier, these cities are all on the coastline.
Major towns which are set inland include Murray Bridge and Renmark.
There are many more towns which are important economically for South Australia - too numerous to list. Bear in mind that, what constitutes a "city" in Australia is often considered a mere "town" overseas, because to Australians, a city is any centre with a population exceeding about 20,000.
Creeks in the northern part of South Australia include:
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South Australia has the Mount Lofty Ranges, with the highest point in them being Mount Lofty, and it also contains Mount Barker. The Flinders Ranges has St Mary's Peak. None of the mountains are high by world standards. The highest mountain in the state is Mount Woodroffe, a rugged peak in the Musgrave Ranges with a height of 4742 feet (1440 meters).
Adelaide is a city, the capital city of the state of South Australia. To the west, South Australia is bordered by Western Australia. To the north, it is bordered by Northern Territory and Queensland, while to the east it is bordered by Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
Coober Pedy lies in an exceptionally hot and dry region of northern South Australia. The town is unique for its underground homes, which are dug into the earth to help shield the residents against the summer heat and cold winter nights.
The main explorer credited with charting the South Australian coastline and seeing its potential for settlement was Matthew Flinders, in 1802. 27 years later Charles Sturt's expedition down the Murray River had a significant impact on the future settlement of South Australia as it opened up Australia's inland waterways to the transportation of people and goods, and found a route to he southern coast. England had been seeking a site to establish a settlement on the southern coast, and Sturt's expedition pointed the way for this.
The South Australian Colonisation Act was passed by the British Parliament in 1834, and the first settlers arrived in 1836. South Australia is the only state in Australia not to have had convicts. Governor John Hindmarsh arrived in the new colony on the HMS Buffalo, accompanied only by free settlers. South Australia was officially proclaimed on 19 February 1836 in England. The Old Gum Tree at Glenelg North, South Australia, was where the Proclamation was read by Governor Hindmarsh on 28 December 1836.
In 1836, Governor John Hindmarsh arrived in the new colony of South Australia, of which Adelaide was the first settlement, on the HMS Buffalo, accompanied only by free settlers. South Australia was officially proclaimed on 19 February 1836 in England. The Old Gum Tree at Glenelg North, South Australia, was the location of the reading of the Proclamation by Governor Hindmarsh on 28 December 1836.
Assuming no wines have been drunk ... English. Assuming wines have been drunk ... don't even try to understand them. Barossa Valley is famous for it's wine and is located in the state of South Australia (Australia). Australian's speak English.
It is generally in the south of Australia.
Purely from its geographical location.
South Australia is Australia's driest state.
There are several low ranges in South Australia. The Flinders Ranges is South Australia's largest mountain range, and starts about 200 km north west of Adelaide. In the southeast is the Mt Lofty-Flinders Ranges system which extends north about 800 kilometres from Cape Jervis to the northern end of Lake Torrens. In the far northwest are the Musgrave Ranges, which include SA's highest peak, Mt Woodroffe.
Within the Flinders Ranges is the natural amphitheatre of Wilpena Pound.
In the west of the state is the flat, treeless plain known as the Nullarbor. The Nullarbor extends down to the majestic cliffs of the Great Australian Bight, and beneath the hard limestone surface of the Nullarbor are huge underground caverns, popular for spelunking.
There are many saltpans and salt lakes in South Australia. The largest of these is Lake Eyre, which is also the largest salt lake in the world. For most of the year it is dry, but monsoonal rains in northern Queensland send huge volumes down the river system of outback Queensland to almost fill the Lake, bringing it to life with teeming masses of waterbirds and fish. Lake Eyre covers 8430 km sq, is 144 km long and 77 km wide. At its lowest point, it is 15.2 m below sea-level and drains over a sixth of the continent. Other salt lake sin South Australia include Lakes Torrens, Gairdner, Cadibarrawirracanna, Frome, and numerous smaller lakes.
The Murray River is a major physical feature of South Australia, emptying into Lake Alexandrina, a huge lake at the entrance to Encounter Bay. On one side of the Murray River mouth is the Corrong, a series of lagoons, and a vital habitat for wildlife.
The shortest day in Adelaide tends to occur on 21 June each year. This is the winter solstice, and it is the shortest day throughout Australia.
South Australia's state motto is "United for the Common Wealth".
The longest west-east border of South Australia is along its coastline. This part of the border, along the south, is 3816 km in length.
Not a prison in the sense of a building with cells and watchtowers. There was no need for locking anyone up: outside of the built-up areas there was only dry wilderness to perish in, so 'escaping' was pointless anyway. It was however a penal colony where convicts - often from debtor's prisons - and homeless people (being a 'vagrant' being a punishable offence in itself in Britain) were sent to to live under a strict regimen of hard word and complying with the rules.
Three peninsulas in South Australia are:
It is not known exactly when, where or why Adelaide earned the nickname of City of Churches. It is believed to have been in use since before 1872, when the term was quoted by English novelist Anthony Trollope in his book Australia and New Zealand.
The state of South Australia (of which Adelaide is the capital city) was the only one in Australia founded purely by free settlers. These free settlers had strong traditions of religion which they brought with them from their own countries, and particularly, the freedom to practise their own religion and form of worship: this was especially the case for the German settlers. Many large and beautiful churches were built in and around Adelaide, and still stand today. The churches are the oldest buildings in Adelaide; among them, Holy Trinity Anglican Church on North Terrace (1838) and the Quaker Meeting House in Pennington Terrace (1840). More than anywhere else, Adelaide churches seem to have reflected the different architectural styles through the years, and because many of these included gothic styles with high spires, even today they tend to dominate the city's skyline.
Another quirk of South Australian settlement which led to the "City of Churches" tag was that religious groups of any denomination were allowed to be granted a city acre plus a parcel of non city land (some sources claim about 40 acres). Given the size of city blocks this made for a large number of sites. Different religious groupings within the same church were also eligible for the grants. The land could be used for any purpose but it was primarily used for building churches. This was largely because of the high population density in the city. The non city land tended to be used to endow schools or other religious establishments (eg St Peters boys school, Price Alfred College, the Passionist monastery on Cross Road etc).
The Eyre Peninsula lies south of the Gawler Ranges.
The Barossa Valley is in near Adelaide in South Australia, generally about 40 minutes drive from the city (depending on where you are traveling from and traffic)
The nickname for people from South Australia is "crow eaters". It is not known when or how this term came about, and it is interesting to note that the original "crow eaters" were those from Western Australia.
One possible theory for the origin of the name appeared in the Register, a southern publication, on 6 February 1925. It read:
[It] was first applied to some of the original settlers at Mount Barker who - whether from necessity or a desire to sample strange native fauna - killed, cooked and ate some crows disguised under the term "Mount Barker pheasants"... Later the term... was applied generally to all.
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No town in South Australia lies on the border with Victoria. The closest is probably Frances, a small township with a population of about 50, between Bordertown and Naracoorte on the now disused railway line. It is about 1 kilometre west of the border.
Victoria is bordered by New South Wales to the north and South Australia to the west. A little-known fact is that, although it is separated from the island state of Tasmania by Bass Strait, it actually shares a land border at Boundary Islet in Bass Strait, which lies at 39°12' S.