For at least 40,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century, Australia was inhabited by indigenous. Australians who belonged to one or more of roughly 250 language groups. After discovery by Dutch explorers in 1606, Australia’s eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and settled through Penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades; the continent was explored and an additional five self-govering Crown Colonies were established.
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¿What kind of landscape do we have in Australia? Australia varies dramatically from tropical rainforests, to deserts, and cool temperate forests to snpw covered mountains.
¿Who was living in Australia before the First Fleet arrived? There were living mainly English convicts and free settlers
¿When is Australia Day? On January 26th
¿What happened after World War II? A large scale of migration began and lot of displaced persons and refugees went to Australia
¿Who began arriving after the white Australia policy was abolished ? Do you know what the white Australia policy was? Migrants from Asia and Africa began arriving after the White Australia policy was abolished. The term White Australia Policy means that intentionally favoured immigration to Australia from certain European countries, and especially Britain. It came into fruition with the Federation in 1901, and the policies were progressively dismantled between 1949 and 1973
¿What does bilingual mean? Using two languages in some proportion in order to facilitate learning by students who have a native proficiency in one language and are acquiring proficiency in the other: bilingual training; bilingual education