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Australia's Landmass of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi) is on the Indo-Australian Plate. Surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans, it is separated from Asia by the Arafura and Timor seas, with the Coral Sea lying off the Queensland coast, and the Tasman Sea lying between Australia and New Zealand. The world's smallest continent and sixth largest country by total area,
Australia—owing to its size and isolation—is often dubbed the "island continent", and is sometimes considered the world's largest island. Australia has 34,218 kilometres (21,262 mi) of coastline (excluding all offshore islands), and claims an extensive Exclusive Economic Zone of 8,148,250 square kilometres (3,146,060 sq mi). This exclusive economic zone does not include the Australian Antarctic Territory.
        Apart from Macquarie Island, Australia lies between latitudes 9° and 44°S, and longitudes 112° and 154°E.
Australia's size gives it a wide variety of landscapes, with tropical rainforests in the north-east, mountain ranges in the south-east, south-west and east, and dry desert in the centre. It is the flattest continent, with the oldest and least fertile soils; desert or semi-arid land commonly known as the outback makes up by far the largest portion of land. The driest inhabited continent, its annual rainfall averaged over continental area is less than 500 mm. The population density, 2.8 inhabitants per square kilometre, is among the lowest in the world, although a large proportion of the population lives along the temperate south-eastern coastline.
        At the north-west corner of the continent are the sandstone cliffs and gorges of The Kimberley, and below that the Pilbara. To the south of these and inland, lie more areas of grassland: the Ord Victoria Plain and the Western Australian Mulga shrublands.             At the heart of the country are the uplands of central Australia. Prominent features of the centre and south include Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock), the famous sandstone monolith, and the inland Simpson, Tirari and Sturt Stony, Gibson, Great Sandy, Tanami, and Great Victoria deserts, with the famous Nullarbor Plain on the southern coast.

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The Australian Flag
Blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and a large seven-pointed star in the lower hoist-side quadrant known as the Commonwealth or Federation Star, representing the federation of the colonies of Australia in 1901; The star depicts one point for each of the six original states and one representing all of Australia's internal and external territories; on the fly half is a representation of the Southern Cross constellation in white with one small, five-pointed star and four larger, seven-pointed stars
The coat of arms of Australia is the formal symbol of the Commonwealth of Australia and its monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth.
The first arms were authorised by King Edward VII on 7 May 1908, and the current version by King George V on 19 September 1912, although the 1908 version continued to be used in some contexts, notably appearing on the reverse of the sixpenny coin.
ArmigerElizabeth II in Right of Australia Adopted19 September 1912 Crest Commonwealth Star Torse Blue and Gold Escutcheon Quarterly of six, the first quarter Argent a Cross Gules charged with a Lion passant guardant between on each limb a Mullet of eight points Or; the second Azure five Mullets, one of eight, two of seven, one of six and one of five points of the first (representing the Constellation of the Southern Cross) ensigned with an Imperial Crown proper; the third of the first a Maltese Cross of the fourth, surmounted by a like Imperial Crown; the fourth of the third, on a Perch wreathed Vert and Gules an Australian Piping Shrike displayed also proper; the fifth also Or a Swan naiant to the sinister Sable; the last of the first, a Lion passant of the second, the whole within a Bordure Ermine; for the Crest on a Wreath Or and Azure A Seven-pointed Star Or, and for Supporters dexter a Kangaroo, sinister an Emu, both proper. Supporters Red Kangaroo and Emu Compartment Golden Wattle Motto Australia

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WE  ARE THE ONLY COUNTRY WHERE THE PEOPLE EAT THEIR NATIONAL EMBLEM
ROO AND THE EMU ARE GOOD EATING EITHER IN A STEW / ROAST / BBQ
THEY ARE YUMMY
Western Australia
Has one of the most spectacular displays of wildflowers anywhere in the world. At least 12,000 plant species live across the state, with more discovered every year. Yet the soils here are among the most barren in the world, and it hardly ever rains. What's going on?
WA seems an unlikely place for wildflowers. Much of the state is harsh and dry with very low nutrient soils. Yet amazingly, the flowers here are among the most colourful and abundant in the world.
Wildflower season in Western Australia begins in June, and lasts through until December. During this time, many of the state's 13,000 species of plants will be flowering, although many also bloom in late summer and autumn.
The best-known wildflowers are the fields of everlasting daisies that form yellow, pink or white carpets, kilometres wide on the side of the road. These are most spectacular along the Great Eastern Highway inland of Perth, and north and east of Geraldton growing on red sands.
Some of Australia's more familiar plants take on a dazzling new palate in the west, such as eucalypts with blood-red blossoms, orange-flowering banksias, pink boronias, red-and-green kangaroo paw, red poker and Royal hakeas, and magenta paperbark blossom.
The wreath Leschenaultia (wreath flower)
Also popular are the bizzare " wreath Leschenaultia " (wreath flower), which are protected by law as only found in a few small areas of Western Australia.
The Geraldton Wax flower, that now pops up in florist shops around the world. There's even a particularly pungent plant called the Smelly Socks Grevillea.

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2002/08/02/2588185.htm
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