Coat of Arms
Commonwealth of Australia
Canberra is the capital city of Australia
Exploration of what was then New Holland by Europeans until 1812
Portrait of Captain James Cook, the first European to map the eastern coastline of Australia in 1770.
Location and Geography
Climatic zones in Australia
Topographic map of Australia
Parliament House, Canberra was opened in 1988
Government House, Canberra, also known as "Yarralumla", is the official residence of the Governor-General.
Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia
Queen Elizabeth II
Governor-General of Australia
States and territories
Australia has six states:
- New South Wales (NSW),
South Australia (SA),
Victoria (VIC) ,
Western Australia (WA)
and two major mainland territories:
the Australian Capital Territory (ACT),
the Northern Territory (NT).
People and Society
white - 92%, Asian - 7%, aboriginal and other - 1%
Religion In Australia: Statistics
St Mary's Catholic Cathedral, Sydney, built to a design by William Wardell. About a quarter of Australians are Roman Catholic.
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia.
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