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Australia

March27

For my holiday this year I am hoping to go to Australia, though it costs a lot of money.

Australia is just so amazing, I will have so much fun there, don’t you agree?

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Australia!

March27

We’ve been learning about Australia, and I am going to tell you about The Outback. The Outback is in Australia, it is a desert.  It is in the middle of the country, but it is so BIG!  It is most likely you will die if you get lost there!  Australia is huge too!  Most of the people are Aborigines but some of them are white!  The jobs are mainly sheep farming, cattle stations, mining and tour guides.  It would be really hard, it can be 500 miles to a petrol station or a shop!  The roads are just like muddy dusty sand roads.  Australian cities are mostly near to the coast however the Outback isnt!  There are more sheep in Australia than people!  People who are miners dig for metals and underground valuables.  School of the air is a school over the radio because people who live in the outback would have to travel 100s of miles everday to get to school, but now it is over the internet.

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the Sydney Harbour Bridge

March27

 

Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through arch bridge. The harbour, and the nearby Sydney Opera House, is an iconic image of Sydney, and Australia. The bridge is nicknamed “The Coathanger” because of its arch-based design.

Under the directions of Dr J.J.C. Bradfield of the NSW Department of Public Works, the bridge was designed and built by British firm Dorman Long and Co Ltd of Middlesbrough and opened in 1932. The bridge’s design was influenced by the Hell Gate Bridge in New York. It is also the sixth longest spanning-arch bridge in the world, and it is the tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 m (440 ft) from top to water level. It was also the world’s widest long-span bridge, at 48.8 m (160 ft) wide.

By Pwint

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The first fleet

March27

The First Fleet happened in Australia after Captain Cook discovered Australia, then the island was used for people of crimes.  The fleet was 11 ships led by HMS Sirius and captain Philips. They landed near where Sydney is now. The convicts had to build a town and look after them selves and were guarded by soldiers.

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March27

This week we have been doing some facts about the Great Barrier Reef .

Coral

Coral is a hard stony substance secreted by marine coelenteries as an exleranald skeleton, typically forming large reefs in warm seas.

Echinoderms

About 630 species have been recorded along the great barrier reef, including starfish.

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Rajmud and Vanesza

March27

The  great barrier reef is the world’s largest coral reef  system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Great Barrier Reef!

March27

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef stretches over 2000 kilometres there are 30 species of whales and dolphins, 133 species of sharks and rays. Coral grows in warm and shallow waters and also coral is an animal.  By Ellie and Jodie.  Thank you for reading our Great Barrier Reef Facts.

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Sydney funnel web spider by Isabel

March27

There are at least 40 species of funnel web spiders and they are currently in two general types: Hadronyche and Atrax. They are medium to large, varying from 1 cm to 5 cm body length. Body colour can vary from black to brown, but the hard carapace covering the front part of the body is sparsely haired and glossy. The Sydney funnel web spider is probably responsible for all recorded deaths (13) and many medically-serious bites.

Australia

March27

We are learning about Australia for our topic. It is a very fascinating country, Australia, we have learned about Aborigines, what they eat and what they do. Captain Cook was the first person to discover Australia. His ship was called the Endeavor. Endeavor means never giving up and trying hard and being tough.

 

 

 

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Australia art

March27

I’m excited to paint my Aboriginal art in R.E, because my favourite subject is art! Read the rest of this entry »

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