Friday, August 1, 2008

About Australia

After reading the blog about people not knowing about where you come from when looking at peoples blogs i thought i would write about Australia

In Australia, there are 6 States and 2 Territories,

The States being
New South Wales,
South Australia,

The Territories being
The Northern Territory

I am from New South Wales, the capital city Sydney. Sydney has The Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge. Away from Sydney you have The Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, South Coast and North Coast

Canberra (Australian Capital Territory)is a separate state, it holds our Parliament House, it sits just inside New South Wales

The area Canberra was chosen when both New South Wales and Victoria thought they should both be the Capital of Australia,
What was decided was that a new state would be made in between New South Wales and Victoria being the same distance apart from the capital cities of Melbourne and Sydney.

The Northern Territory, the capital is Darwin, it is located up the top part of Australia, Australia’s real Outback and home to the iconic natural wonders of Kakadu National Park and Uluru/Ayers Rock, the weather there is mostly humid and hot.

Queensland, the capital is Brisbane, advertises it is the most sunny place of Australia. Queensland has Warner Bros Movie World an amusement park, it is family oriented and popular place for Australians to go to for a holiday. Other things that is wonderful is The Great Barrier Reef, which has interesting coral growth which can be seen from a glass bottom boat.

South Australia, the capital being Adelaide, known in Australia as the city of churches, for finding rare gems in the earth and wine produced in the area.

Tasmania, the capital being Hobart, was used as a penal colony when Australia had mainly convicts living here, these days you can still see some of the areas the convicts built and lived in Tasmania. Tasmania is a quiet relaxed area perfect to get away from the hustle and bustle of main city living, it is one of the coldest states in Australia.

Victoria, the capital being Melbourne the 2nd settlement in Australia, it is know as the garden state of Australia, there are many multi cultural areas like Lygon st ( Italian) and Dixon st (Chinese). Victoria is the clothes capital of Australia having many boutiques and factory shops at easy reach which you can get to by riding on a tram. Away from Melbourne you would find Bendigo known for a gold rush in Victoria

Western Australia, capital being Perth has many different climates one side being green and lush the other dry and arid. Western Australia is almost the hottest place in Australia to live, and has a 2 hour difference in time from the eastern part of Australia.

As you can see Australia has much to see and do, in such a small land,

we have all that the world can offer and more.