Common Knowledge and General Knowledge Series #27

Australia is a name that comes from the Latin word australis, meaning southern.

Australia is the only country that is also a continent.

Australia II became the first non-American yacht to win the America’s Cup in the 25 challenges from 1870.

Australia Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Australia on January 26 of each year.

Australia felix was the name given by the explorer Sir Thomas Mitchell to a large tract of excellent farming and pasture land in Victoria, Australia.

Australian Aborigines are Australians whose ancestors were the first people to live in Australia.

Australian Academy of the Humanities is a council of up to 50 elected members, as well as honorary and special members.

Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS) is a scientific organization that plays an important part in promoting the exchange of scientific information throughout the Commonwealth of Nations.

Australian Alps, the playground of Australia, contains the highest mountains in Australia.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is responsible for national television and radio services in Australia.

Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is the site of Canberra, Australia’s national capital.

Australian cattle dog is a breed of dog that originated in Australia during the 1800s.

Australian coat of arms contains the badges of the six states of the Commonwealth of Australia enclosed in an ermine border.

Australian Constitution was proclaimed on Jan. 1, 1901, when the six separate colonies combined to form the Commonwealth of Australia.

Australian flag features the British Union Flag–often called the Union Jack–at the upper left on a blue

Australian Flying Corps (AFC) was the first air force in Australia.

Australian Inland Mission was an organization that provided help for people in the Australian outback.

Australian kelpie is a sheepdog.

Australian Labor Party (ALP) is Australia’s oldest political party.

Australian Loan Council decides the total amount of money to be raised each year by the federal and state governments, except for defence and temporary purposes.

Australian Rules football is a highly popular winter game in the southern states of Australia.

Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO) gathers and evaluates information that its director general considers is relevant to the security of the country.

Australian terrier is a small dog once used to guard mines and tend sheep in Australia.

Australind is a tract of land on the Leschenault Inlet, about 145 kilometres south of Perth, Australia.

Australites are small, glasslike stones found in the southern part of Australia.

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