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In this section you'll find information about Australia we hope you'll find interesting. For example, Great Britain has 3 times the population, yet Australia is over 30 times larger. To say we have lots of wide open spaces would be an understatement. On the other hand, we're not known for our tall mountains. Mt. Kosciusko, tallest mountain in Australia, is ranked 71st highest in the world.

Australian Sports

Summer Olympic Games  new
Australians have won at every Summer Olympics since they began in 1896. We have 20 pages of info on all the Australian medal winners from 1896 to the present.

Winter Olympic Games  new
Australian medals won during Winter Games

Commonwealth Games

Australians have an impressive record of achievements at the Commonwealth Games. We have over 60 pages of info on all the CW Games with lists of all the Australian medal winners.

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Friendly Game of Football

Dream of the Melbourne Cup

Australian Weather

Current Weather for over 60 Australian Cities

Australia & the World

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Australian Facts & Figures

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Population of Australia

Religions in Australia

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Rainfall & Temperature

Aboriginal People

Australian Land

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Deserts of Australia

Highest and Biggest

Maps of Australian States and Territories

Driving Distance Between Cities and Speed Conversions

Did you know . . .
Although it had been discovered many years earlier, the government "officially" declared gold had been discovered on 22 May 1851 by Edward Hargraves at Ophir NSW. Following that announcement, thousands came to the Bathurst plains seeking their fortune in what was Australia's first gold rush.

 

Did you know . . .
The largest gold nugget ever found with a metal detector is the "Hand of Faith". It was found by Kevin Hillier on 26 September 1980 in Wedderburn, Australia. It weighs an amazing 875 troy ounces (27.21kg) and is 47cm by 20cm by 9cm. The nugget was sold to the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada USA where it is on public display.

 

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