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Queensland is the second largest state in
Australia, with an area of 1,727,000 square
kilometres. (Queensland Government, 2014).
As of June 2014, Queensland's population was
approximately 4,722,447 people. (Queensland
It is widely believed the Englishman, Lieutenant James
Cook was the first European on the Queensland east
coast, in 1770; Queensland was in fact first seen by
Dutch explorers, Willem Jansz in 1606 and Jan Carstens
Until Queen Victoria approved its independence in 1859,
Queensland was a part of the British administration of
New South Wales. (Queensland Government, 2013).
Image Reference, Wikimedia 2010. Retrieved January 10 2015, from http:
Industry / Economy
Queensland recorded the second strongest economic growth rate
in Australia over the last 20 years. While a 3% per year growth was
recorded for the last two years, the forecast for 2015-2016 is 6%.
The four main industries of Queensland are tourism, agriculture,
mining and construction. (Queensland Government, 2013).
Queensland is the home of one of the best known landmarks,
one of the Wonders of the World- The Great Barrier Reef.
Queensland has vast amazing rainforests such as Daintree
Rainforest. Fraser Island and Lady Elliot Island are other
known landmarks of the state. (Queensland Government,
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Victoria’s population sits at 5.71 million with a population
density of 25 people per square kilometer, making it the
most densely populated state, and the second most
populated state in Australia.
Victoria has the same landmass (227 416 square
kilometers) as England, Scotland and Wales combined.
(Victoria Population, 2014).
Image Reference, Wikimedia 2010. Retrieved January 8 2015, from http:
In 1851, Victoria gained independence from New South
Wales as the Colony of Victoria. Just days later gold
was discovered near Ballarat and Bendigo, with later
discoveries throughout the region.
Victoria eventually became a state of Australia in 1901.
Until 1927, Melbourne remained the largest city in the
country. (Victoria Population, 2014).
Victoria is the hub of Australia's automotive industry. It’s
responsible for around 60 percent of the country's
automotive turnover, and a large proportion of exports.
The industry in Victoria includes major car manufacturers
such as Holden, Ford and Toyota. (Live in Victoria, 2014).
One of Victoria’s most popular tourist attractions is The
Twelve Apostles. These huge limestone structures tower 45
metres above the Southern Ocean and attract 2 million
visitors every year.
The Twelve Apostles sits on Australias shipwreck coast, a
stretch of land that’s claimed over 180 ships since
Australian settlement. (The Great Ocean Road, 2015).
Image Reference, ‘The Twelve Apostles’ photo Lisa Lubin 2009. Retrieved
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Port Arthur and The Isle of the Dead:
Port Arthur and The Isle of the Dead is located on the
Tasmanian Peninsula and is one of Australia’s most famous
convict sites. The site has over 30 buildings, ruins and
restored homes set in 40 hectares of grounds. (Port Arthur,
Its a fantastic insight into the lives and deaths of those who
were part of the penal settlement including convicts,
soldiers, civilians and their families.(Australia Landmarks,
Image reference: Port Arthur. Retrieved January 9, 2015, from www.
Around 12 thousand years the sea was rising due to the
melting of the global glacier. The land mass known as
Tasmania was cut off and the Aboriginal people who
were living there was isolated.
The first reported sighting was in 1642 by the Dutch
explorer Able Tasman. He named the land mass
Anthony Van Diemeslandt which would later be known
as Van Diemens Land. First settlement by the British
was in 1803 and a second party arrived in 1804 and
would settle in what would be later known as Hobart
The early settlers were mostly convicts and guards to
develop agriculture and other industries. Other convict
settlements were made including prisons such as Port
Arthur. (About Australia, 2015).
Geo / Population
At June 2011, the estimated resident
population of Tasmania was 511,200 people.
The state's population increased by 39,400 in
the ten years to 2011, with all Tasmanian
current labour force experiencing population
growth. Hobart current labour force
experienced the largest growth (up 18,000
people), followed by Launceston and North
East (10,400), West and North West (7,100)
and South East (3,800). (ABS, 2011).
Image reference: Tasmania. Wikimedia 2010. Retrieved
January 9, 2015, from http://countries.wikia.
Industry / Economy
Tasmania has a diverse economy with hundreds of significant exporters.
The exports go mainly to Asia, and Japan is Tasmania's largest single
· Pressed metals- Zinc
· Manufactured goods- machinery including automotive and
· Wood and paper- woodchips, newsprint and hardwood
· Ores- copper, zinc and lead
· Seafood- abalone, rock lobster
· Meat- beef and lamb
· Dairy products- cheese and cream products
· Other food and drink- fruit, vegetables, beer and wine
· ICT- Information communications technologies (Tasmania Top
As of June 2013, Western Australia's estimated
population sits at 2.52 million people. Western Australia’
s population has risen by 3.3 percent over the last 2
years, the largest rise of population compared to the rest
of Australia’s states and territories. Western Australia is
33 percent of the country. (ABS, 2014).
Western Australia’s history dates back 3.5 billion years
when the states landscape was formed. There has been
a large Aboriginal influence over the last 40,000 years.
The European settlement began in Albany in 1826.
(Western Australia, 2014).
image reference: Bob in Aus. (2011). Map of Western Australia, 2011,
[photograph]. Retrieved from http://www.bobinoz.com/australias-
Is known as one of Australia's premium wine regions.
Over 15 percent of Australia's premium wines comes
from Margaret river. (Western Australia, 2014).
Rottnest Island is a short ferry ride from the mainland.
With 63 beaches, 20 bays and coral reefs on it’s shores.
There are no cars on the roads and riding is the best
way to get around.(Western Australia, 2014).
Western Australia is one of the great mineral provinces
of the world containing 523 commercial mineral projects
with 1032 operating mine sites which produce over 50
different types of minerals. (Department of Mines &
image reference: Western Australia. (2015). Rottnest Island, 2015.
[photograph]. Retrieved from http://www.westernaustralia.
As of the 30th June 2011, South Australia has an
estimated population of 1.64 million people, which
represents 7.3 percent of total Australian population.
South Australia Accounts for 12.7 percent of Australia,
With a mainland area of 978,810m Square and an Island
area of 4,672m square. (ABS, 2014).
image reference: Wikimedia. (2010). Map highlighted South Australia, June
2010. [photograph]. Retrieved from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:
The first European settlement was established in the early
1800’s and was made up of sealers who lived on Kangaroo
Island. It became a self-governing colony in 1856 and was
of of the world’s most progressive and democratic
constitutions. (South Australia, 2014).
South Australia has gained the reputation of being a dull place to
visit but with wonderful wildlife, beautiful towns and fantastic
Some of them are:
· Coober Pedy: for the opals and underground towns
· Flinders Ranges: to experience the Australian outback
· Kangaroo Island: small population, wonderful scenery
and famous for the local produce
· Port Lincoln: known as the “seafood capital of Australia”
· The Barossa Valley: “Australia’s wine capital”.
(Australian Landmarks, 2013).
South Australia is most notably Australia’s largest wine
producing state. SA produces more than half of
Australia’s wine grapes.
This translates to over 544 million liters of wine every
Wine has been produced in the Adelaide hills since
1840, with producers such as Seppelt and Yalumba
driving the industry for over 150 years.
The food and wine industry allowed South Australia to
generate 6.3 billion in tourism expenditure throughout
2014. (ABC, 2014).
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New South Wales
Geo / Population
It is the most populous state with 7.41 million people
and Sydney is Australia’s largest city with 4.76 million
NSW has become a destination for a variety of diverse
migrants who account for the vast array of cultures
present today. (ABS, 2013).
Image reference: Wikimedia.(2010). Location of New South Wales on
Australia (Image). Retrieved January 7, 2015, from http://commons.
Aboriginal people, the original inhabitants, have lived in
NSW for more than 45,000 years.
In 1770, the HMS Endeavour sailed into Botany Bay,
captained by Lieutenant James Cook. It was claimed as a
territory of Great Britain, named “New South Wales”.
The First Fleet arrived in 1788 and the first settlement was
established in what is now Sydney. (NSW Government,
Industry / Economy
Services account for over 80% of NSW
industry output. Agriculture and manufacturing
are also high utilised with new industries such
as biotechnology growing.
Tourism is a booming industry, NSW receives
more than half of all international visitors to
Australia. ( Trade NSW, 2014).
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New South Wales
Sydney Opera House
Completed in 1973. It has 1000 rooms and an annual
audience of 2 million people for its performances.
(Australia , 2013).
Sydney Harbour Bridge
It is the world’s largest steel arch bridge. Since 1998,
people have been able to climb the bridge and a group of
12 people leave for a climb every ten minutes. (Sydney
Harbour Bridge, 2008).
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