All About Australia

As most of my readers come from America, I’ve decided to post some fun facts about Oz.

Did you know that:

The first police force in Australia was made up of the most well-behaved convicts.

Australian Pioneer Village, courtesy of Nina Matthews, Flickr

Australian Pioneer Village, courtesy of Nina Matthews, Flickr

 

If you visited one new beach in Australia every day, it would take you over 27 years to see them all.

Redhead Beach, NSW. Photo by Sacha Fernandez, Flickr

Redhead Beach, NSW. Photo by Sacha Fernandez, Flickr

 

Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia. Up until recently, we had over a million feral camels in the Outback.

Cable Beach Camels, photo courtesy of Yaruman 5, Flickr

Cable Beach Camels, photo courtesy of Yaruman 5, Flickr

 

The male lyrebird which is native to Australia, can mimic the calls of over 20 other birds. It can also imitate the sound of a camera, a chainsaw and a car alarm.

Lyrebird, photo by Kim Waring, Flickr

Lyrebird, photo by Kim Waring, Flickr

In 1932, the Australian military waged war on the emu population of Western Australia. The emu won.

Emu, photo by Rex Boggs, Flickr

Emu, photo by Rex Boggs, Flickr

More fun facts next time šŸ™‚

 

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