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Canberra is the foggiest capital.
Coldest Ovenight Temperature - city and region
The town with the lowest night temperature is Canberra, with Charlotte Pass having the lowest recorded temperature.
Tully in Queensland has the highest rainfall in a year at 4400mm.
Lowest Rainfall and Lowest Point
Lake Eyre SA has lowest rainfall and is the lowest region.
Trams - largest, last
The largest tram network runs in Melbourne and it is also the world's last publicly operated tram system.
Over a lifetime an Australia eats ten tonnes of vegetables.
Australians eat half a tonne of cheese in a lifetime.
Eight tonnes of fruit is eaten over a lifetime by the average Australian.
Longest and Largest Reef
The Barrier Reef is the longest and largest reef in the world.
Australia is the world's largest exporter of Aluminium (bauxite), Black Coal, Diamonds (gem plus industrial) , Lead, Mineral Sands, Refined Zinc, Sheep and Wool.
Second Lowest Population Density
The Population is 6.4 people per square mile, second after Mogolia 4.3.
Of all continents, Australia is the smallest.
The Australian mainland is technically the largest island.
Australia is the driest inhabited country.
Sixth Largest Nation
Australia is the 6th largest country after Russia, Canada, China, the
United States and Brazil,
Though mining is an important export industry, more Australian land is used for
pubs than mining.
Australians gamble more per head than anywhere else, having a fifth of the
world's poker machines.
This country is the most urbanized on Earth with 70 percent of the
population living in coastal cities.
Australians eat 18 cows and 90 sheep during their lives.
During a lifetime an Australian will eat 165,000 eggs.
Australian Men live to 75 years on average, women 84 years.
Melbourne stonemasons gained the first 8 hour day in 1856.
The world's longest fence built to stop dingoes is twice as long as the Great Wall of China.
The longest river in Australia is the Murray River 2520kms long.
Lake St Clair is the deepest in Australia.
Australia's largest natural body of water is Lake Eyre, 9500 square kms.
Cloncurry in Queensland recorded the hottest temperature in Australia, 53 degrees Centigrade.
The highest peak on the Australian mainland is Mount Kosciusko NSW, 2230 m.
Largest Island in Australia
Tasmania is the largest island in Australia.
Coolgardie safe kerosene refrigerator stobie pole buffalo fly trap dual flush toilet electric shearing machine meat pie chiko roll pavlova lamington staysharp knife vegemite life saving reel super sopper.
During the Depression a "Swagman" would carry his belongings in a bag called "Matilda", over his shoulder, on a stick, as he made his way across the land seeking employment. This was called "Waltzing Matilda". It is the essence of Australian Culture.
Australia's Cultural Development
ART/CULTURAL EVENTS, ACTIVITIES, VENUES & RESOURCES
STATE ART GALLERIES
|NEW SOUTH WALES culture
Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Ian Potter Ctr National Gallery of Vic.
QUT Art Museum Brisbane
|SOUTH AUSTRALIA culture
Migration Museum Adelaide
Tas Museum & Art Gallery Hobart
|WESTERN AUSTRALIA culture
Berndt Museum of Anthropology Perth
|NORTHERN TERRITORY culture
Museum & Art Gallery of the N T Darwin
National Gallery of Australia Canberra
MULTICULTURAL EVENTS & GROUPS
|NSW Australian Culture
Calendar of ethnic and multi-cultural events in New South Wales. culture
Multicultural performers provide enjoyable entertainment. culture
The Multicultural Council of Tasmania is non-government. culture
This state celebrates racial, cultural and religious diversity. culture
It is important for new Australians to set up groups related to countries of origin. culture
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People from all over the world bring their culture with them.
A state action plan to incorporate diversity among ethnic groups. culture
|ACT Australian culture
National Multicultural Festival is an annual event in Canberra. culture
AUSTRALIAN RECORDS AND FACTS
AUSTRALIAN STYLE INVENTIONS
Megafauna. Aboriginals came to Australia about 50 thousand years ago. Anthropologists call Aboriginals gracile. Megafauna like large wombats, rhino, flightless birds, lizards and meat eating kangaroos lived alongside Aboriginals before becoming extint 20-30 thousand years ago. A theory holds that Aboriginals killed off megafauna because megafauna and human bones were found together. Tasmanian Aboriginals had a different origin than mainland Aboriginals. They could not start fire but fought over access to it. Aboriginals 40,000 years ago lived alongside Marree Man, a man-like bearded creature that walked upight.
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