A kangaroo and an emu are depicted on the national emblem of Australia. It has a special meaning. What unites these species of fauna?
Both species of Australian fauna cannot move backward, which symbolizes the nation’s course – only forward.
They can jump over their heads
They cannot move backward
They bury their heads in the sand
They cannot turn their head 360º.
In Melbourne, the largest expatriate community of this nation lives outside their homeland. Who are they?
In total there are a little over 151 thousand. That’s why it’ not uncommon to hear Greek speech on the streets of the largest city of the continent.
3,3 times more of these animals live in Australia than people:
As people, these animals have unique fingerprints:
It's almost impossible to tell the difference between koala's and human's fingerprints .
It happened in New Zealand for the first time, and then in Australia in 1902. What is it?
Prior to the early 20th century women hadn’t voting right in any country and couldn’t officially take part in political life, as well as be elected in representative government authorities.
Slavery was abolished
Women won voting right
A representative of black race became the country’s ruler
Age of majority was introduced
The world’s largest is called Anna Creek Station and it spreads on open spaces of South Australia state over an area of 34 thousand km². What is it all about?
For comparison, Belgium area is 30,5 thousand km².
There are over 10 thousand of them in Australia. All of them are different and unique, and if you visit several of them a day, 30 years won’t be enough to visit them all. What’s this?
Sydney Opera House is an Australian landmark and the most recognizable sight. What fruit did inspire the architect to create it?
The architect took inspiration from the look of an orange, and if we fold all the elements of the roof, it will be an integral sphere.
The largest living body is relevant to Australia. Can you find it?
The world’s longest living structure – The Great Barrier Reef – is also located in Australia. Its length is 2600 km. By the way, The Great Barrier Reef has its own mailbox.
Port Jackson shark
The Great Barrier Reef
Australians like and know how to play football. The national team is a champion by the number of kicked balls at one international match. How many goals did they manage to kick?
In 2001, Australians scored 31 unanswered goals into the gate of American Samoa. Player Archie Thompson made it into the Guinness Book of records. He scored 13 goals, which is an absolute record in football history.
Extensive exploration of Australia resulted in the extinction of many species of Australian fauna. Earlier on open spaces of the continent one could encounter giant kangaroos, whose height exceeded 3 m.. There were goannas 7 m long, large ducks, whose size scarcely gave way to horses’, as well as marsupial…
Marsupial lion or thylacoleo carnifex is an extinct species of flesh-eating marsupials from diprotodontia order. Marsupial lion was the largest carnivorous mammal of Australia of that time. There was also marsupial sabre-toothed tiger, but it lived in the territory of South America.
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