50 Insane Facts about Australia - an infographic (static.neatorama.com)
Killing Camels and the Business of Carbon Offsets
"Northwest Carbon recently submitted a novel proposal under Australia’s proposed Carbon Farming Initiative to have camel culls approved as a legitimate method to reduce emissions.
If approved, the camels would be shot by marksmen or corralled alive and transported to an abattoir for slaughter, where the meat could be used for pet food and possibly human consumption...
One camel emits about 99 pounds of methane into the atmosphere each year via burps and farts.
By 2020, feral camel flatulence is predicted to surpass 1.9 million metric tons of emissions in Australia.
Northwest Carbon argues that killing the camels would reduce emissions and help combat climate change."
to Australia (csu.edu.au)
Sites to visit :
Goway , Australian
Slang Dictionary , Australia
through the National Geographic Lens
The stolen generation by Cathy C. (from Melbourne) - with VIDEOS
"L'expression « Générations volées » (Stolen Generations ou Stolen Children), désigne les enfants
d'Aborigènes australiens et d'indigènes du Détroit de Torres enlevés de force à leurs parents
par le gouvernement australien depuis 1869 jusqu'en 1969 environ."
See Fanny in Australia
Humpback Horror: Camel Chaos In Oz
A text + A video
"Around 6,000 feral camels are rampaging through a remote Australian town causing chaos and
terrifying the locals, prompting the government to organise a mass cull."
Thirsty camels lay siege to Australian Outback town
"Docker River, an Australian Outback town, is under siege from 6,000wild camels which have laid waste
to the area in search of water...
Residents in the Northern Territory settlement have been left cowering in their homes after the animals
trampled fences, smashed through water mains and invaded the airstrip...
Over the next week, helicopters will be used to drive them about nine miles into the desert before marksmen
cull them from the air."
- 10 ways to survive in the wild
"A British teenager has survived a fortnight lost in the Australian bush.
What are the dos and don'ts of staying alive in terrain like that?...
He survived on berries, leaves and water, and slept under logs.
The weather had been foggy, wet and freezing.
Australians mark national day
"Australia has been celebrating its national day, which marks
the arrival of the first fleet of
European settlers in January 1788."
'Past and future' - 'Mixing pot' - Divided loyalties
of Resources (anglaislp.ac-aix-marseille.fr)
- Anzac Day
- ANZAC Day is "a public holiday in New Zealand and Australia
on the 25th of April every year
to commemorate the landing at Gallipoli."
Oz : History - People - Places - Things - Facts - Animals
- Go Places with Time for Kids : AUSTRALIA (timeforkids)
The Migrations Map
"is an interactive map that lets you see which countries people are moving to and from across the world.
Here, for example, are the ten largest streams of immigrants into Australia.
The UK contributes the largest share with over one million current residents of Australia.
This map was made by Martin De Wulf, a computer scientist in Brussels." (Neatorama)
Where are migrants coming from ?
Where have migrants left ?
de l'Australie - pour les enfants (Les textes utilisent
beaucoup de superlatifs) - (enchantedlearning)
- Colleen : Australia
"Colleen lives in Brisbane and tells us about her life in Australia."
- Listening compréhensions - with
interactive exercises :
Lesson plans :
"Take a look at the article, poem, story, word game, cartoon,
trivia and links."
conçue par Nathalie VEZON - Niveau 4ème
(Collège Gérard Philipe à Bagnols sur Cèze dans le Gard, Académie
Games TO PRINT :
Racial Discrimination Act (1975)
"Students will become familiar with the Act which underpins all
anti-racism legislation and education in Australia."
with Worksheets to download and Suggested
Deadly Animals Come To Australia by Scared Weird Little Guys
"Come to Australia
You might accidentally get killed
Your blood is bound to be spilled"
+ VIDEO (YouTube)
Six White Boomers - Australian Christmas Carol sung by Rolf Harris (YouTube)
- the LYRICS :
"Early on one Christmas Day, a Joey Kanga-roo
Was far from home and lost in a great big zoo
Mummy, where's my mummy, they've taken her a-way
We'll help you find your mummy son, hop on the sleigh..."
Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport sung by Rolf Harris (YouTube)
+ Lyrics :
"Tan me hide when I'm dead, Fred
Tan me hide when I'm dead
So we tanned his hide when he died, Clyde
And that's it hangin' on the shed"
Court of King Caractacus - Rolf Harris - Karaoke (YouTube)
"Now the fascinating witches who put the scintilating stiches in the britches of the boys who put the powder
on the noses on the faces of the ladies of the harem of the court of King Catactacus, were just passing by..."
Rolf Harris - "an Australian musician, singer, composer, painter, and television host."
Two Little Boys sung by Rolf Harris - with an animation (YouTube)
+ Lyrics :
"Two little boys had two little toys
Each had a wooden horse
Gayly they played each summer's day
Warriors both of course
One little chap then had a mishap
Broke off his horse's head..."
songs - some with videos
- Waltzing Matilda + Video (Vocabulary explained )
- Botany Bay + Video
- Click go the Shears + Video
- Give Me a Home Among the Gum Trees + Video
- I Am Australian + Video
- I Still Call Australia Home + Video
- Tie Me Kangaroo Down + Video
- With My Swag Upon My Shoulder
- My Country
Where the bloody hell are you? - "An Aussie tourism ad, banned in the UK."
"We've bought you a beer.
We've had the camels shampooed.
We've saved you a spot on the beach.
And we've got the sharks out of pool
We got the roos off the green.
And Bill's on his way down to open the front gate.
The taxi's waiting!
And dinner is about to be served.
We've turned on the lights!
And we've been rehearsing for over 40,000 years.
So where the bloody hell are you?"
Where the bloody hell are you ? - an article about the commercial
So where the bloody hell are you ?
"The advertisements feature Australians preparing for visitors to their country.
It begins in an Outback pub with the barkeeper saying, "We've poured you a beer."
Further imagery to a similar effect is then shown, including a young boy on the beach saying,
"We've got the sharks out of the pool," and partygoers watching Sydney harbour fireworks saying,
"We've turned on the lights".
The commercial ends with bikini-clad model Lara Bingle at Fingal Spit stepping out of the ocean and asking,
"So where the bloody hell are you?"