Saturday, August 23, 2014

Up with Geography: Australia

Country Name:


It's its own continent!


Map of Australia. Ignore the squiggly line on the eastern
edge. That was a mistake. I still haven't purchased white-out.

The closest neighbors are Indonesia & Papua New Guinea, to the north, and New Zealand, to the southeast

Water Borders:
Indian Ocean, Timor Sea, Coral Sea, Tasman Sea, Southern Ocean

Total Area(added March 2015)
2,969,907 square miles

Five Largest Cities:
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide

Famous Geographical Point:
Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Famous Person:
Hugh Jackman, actor

Book Set In/About:
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

A sweeping epic of love and family, set in Australia during the first half of the 20th century.

Movie Set In/About:
"Mary and Max" (2009), directed by Adam Elliot

The story of two unlikely pen pals, one from Australia and one from America.

Headline of the Day:
"New Zealand 51 Australia 20: Ritchie McCaw scores two tries as All Blacks beat Wallabies in Rugby Championship" in The Telegraph.


Patricia said...

Mmmm. The Thornbirds. That was a fun Junior High illicit read. Hot sex with priest!

Also, I want to see that movie. It was one that was mentioned a lot when Phillip Seymour Hoffman died.

And of course Rugby is the headline.

balyien said...

Yeah, I got a chuckle out of the rugby headline. I've never read The Thorn Birds or seen Mary and Max. I think I'd like to see the movie though. It sounds interesting & I loved PSH as an actor.