Updated February 2018

AUSTRALIA FROM A-Z


AUSTRALIA is the smallest of the 7 continents and includes Tasmania and part of Oceania.

A fact about Australia for each letter of the alphabet.
Click on highlighted word for more information.

"Terra Australis Incogonita---The Unknown Southern Land"

A IS FOR AGRICULTURE, ARCHAEOLOGY, & ARCHITECTURE

B IS FOR BEACHES, BIRDS & BRIDGES

C IS FOR CAMEL, CAPITAL, COMMUNICATIONS, & CURRENCY

D IS FOR DAMS, DESERT, & DINOSAURS E IS FOR EARTHQUAKES, EDUCATION, & EVENTS F IS FOR FLAG, FLOWER, & FOOD G IS FOR GEOLOGY & GLOBAL POSITION H IS FOR HISTORIC, HISTORY, & HORSES picture of horse Australia has a variety of HORSES and many breeds originated there. The Australian Draught Horse is used in halter led, novelty, ridden, and draught competitions and valued as a working horse on small farms. Brumby is a free-roaming feral horse in Australia. The Australian Stock Horse has been especially bred for Australian conditions. The Australian Pony was influenced by the Welsh Pony. The Australian Ridiny Pony was influenced by the British Riding Pony. The Coffin Bay Ponies have always been reared in a semi-wild and wild manner which has made them healthy and hardy. The Australian Champion Racehorse of the Year is awarded to the Thoroughbred horse voted to be the champion. There are many Horse Races. The Melbourne Cup is the biggest horse race and has a long tradition with the first race held in 1861. There is a Novelty Horse Show. I IS FOR INDUSTRIES, INSECTS & ISLANDS J IS FOR JAZZ, JUDICIARY, & JUNGLE K IS FOR KARST, KIDS, & KILOMETERS L IS FOR LAKES, LANGUAGE, LIBRARIES, & LIGHTHOUSES M IS FOR MILITARY, MOUNTAINS, MUSEUMS, & MUSIC N IS FOR NAME & NATIONAL PARKS O IS FOR OBSERVATORIES, OCEANIA, OCEANS, ORGANIZATIONS, & OUTBACK P IS FOR POPULATION & PORTS Q IS FOR QUEEN & QUIZ R IS FOR REGIONS, REEF, REPTILES, & RIVERS S IS FOR SEA LIFE, SPORTS, & STAMPS T IS FOR TARTAN, TASMANIA, TREES & TRANSPORTATION U IS FOR UNESCO & UNIVERSITIES V IS FOR VEGETATION, VOLCANOES, & VOTING W IS FOR WATERFALLS, WEATHER, & WILDLIFE X IS FOR XMAS Y IS FOR YMCA AND YOUTH HOSTELS Z IS FOR ZONES & ZOO
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