People of Australia We come from all over the world
Australians are a very friendly open sort of people. We love our sports, our family barbecues and the beach. We are very urbanised - most of us living in the larger cities along the coast. Almost 94% of the population are of European decent and as a result we have a western outlook and culture. In general Australians are very tolerant of other people and their customs.
Australians The People of Australia
The people of Australia are called Australians.
Australia has a population of approximately 24 million. Over 90% of the population is made up of immigrants or the children of immigrants who arrived here during the last two centuries. Almost 25% of Australians alive today was born overseas.
Aboriginals , the first Australians, arrived about 50,000 years ago.
Europeans arrived only in 1776. Since then migrates from over 200 countries i have come and settled here.
Australians speak English. But we have our own special words and phrases referred to as Strine. We spell our words like the British do. So, for example, we spell "color" as "colour".
Waltzing Matilda is Australia's most famous song and is know by people around the world.
Work What we do for a Living
Sports We Love all sorts of Sports
We Love all sorts of Past times
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Australia has some of the most unusual animals in the world.
Great Barrier Reef
Located in Australia it is the world's largest coral reef.
The Aboriginals were the first people to come to Australia.
The Outback is vast and breathtakingly beautiful.
Waltzing Matilda is Australia's favorite song.