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was discovered by Captain Cook in 1788, it has been divided up into a number
of different areas. From 1788 - 1829, a single border divided the
country into two halves: Western Australia and New South Wales. Tasmania
was called Van Diemen's Land and it became a separate colony in 1825.
Between 1830 and 1900, more states and territories were founded and the break-up of the country was similar to that of today. Van Diemen's Land became Tasmania in 1853 and the Queensland and South Australian borders were extended.
Since 1901, Australia's Federation, the layout of states and territories have remained the same, however both the Northern Territory (1978) and the Australian Capital Territory (1988) became self governing.
In this Session Topic, you will learn about the layout of our states, territories and capital cities. By the end of this session you should be able to name them all and complete an accurate map of Australia. Make sure you carefully read all the information before each activity.
|What you need to do...|
|* To complete this session, you need to work through each activity listed below.|
|- Located and printed 2 copies of the "Blank Map" from the Junior School Server?||...|
|- Visited the "States and Territories" web site and completed your own map?||...|
|- Completed a "Net Search" to locate other maps of Australia?||...|
|- Made a table of populations and graphed the results using ClarisWorks Spreadsheet?||...|
|- Completed the "Online Test" on the states and territories of Australia?||...|
|- Searched for "web sites" on native Australian animals and recorded their URL's?||...|
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