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Thursday, 2 March 2017
More about my country..................Australia
I thought today I would share a bit about Australia some of these
facts you may know some you may not know. Today you get another
dozen facts numbers 13 to 24.
Australia is very sparsely populated: The UK has 248.25 persons per
square kilometre, while Australia has only 2.66 persons per square
kilometre. 14. Australia’s first police force was made up of
the most well-behaved convicts. 15. Australia has the highest
electricity prices in the world. 16. There were over one million
feral camels in outback Australia, until the government launched the
$19m Feral Camel Management Program, which aims to keep the pest
problem under control. 17. Saudi Arabia imports camels from
Australia (mostly for meat production). 18. Qantas once powered
an interstate flight with cooking oil. 19. Per capita,
Australians spend more money on gambling than any other nation. 20.
In 1832, 300 female convicts mooned the governor of Tasmania. It was
said that in a “rare moment of collusion with the Convict women,
the ladies in the Governor’s party could not control their
Australia is home to the longest fence in the world. It is 5,614 km
long, and was originally built to keep dingoes away from fertile
land. 22. Australia was one of the founding members of the United
Nations. 23. Melbourne is considered the sporting capital of the
world, as it has more top level sport available for its citizens
than anywhere else. Narrabri, NSW is Australia’s sportiest
town. 24. Before the arrival of humans, Australia was home to
megafauna: three metre tall kangaroos, seven metre long goannas,
horse-sized ducks, and a marsupial lion the size of a leopard. It is
theorised that it was also covered in rainforest before humans
applied a burning style of hunting.