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Australia History Reading 2

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    Australia History
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  • How did the English settlers keep the French out of West Australia?
    Built new villages and cities as fast as possible
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  • What attracted thousands of immigrants from England and Ireland in the mid-19th century?
    Gold rush in Southern Australia
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  • After Chinese immigrants arrived in Australia why didn't Chinese become an important language?
    English speakers were too plentiful
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  • After Australia gained its independence they allowed people to move to Australia from where?
    United Kingdom and United States
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  • After Australia gained its independence they DID NOT allow people to move to Australia from where?
    Africa and Asia
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  • Today how many Australians were born in another country?
    20%
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  • True or False: Australia has no official language.
    False
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  • What is the most common language in Australia for people and businesses?
    English
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  • What did Europeans introduce to Australia in 1788?
    Christianity
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  • What 2 churches claim the most members in Australia?
    Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Church
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  • How many clan groups or nations where there in Australia when Europeans arrived?
    About 600
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  • How do indigenous communities keep their cultural heritage alive today?
    Passing their knowledge, arts, rituals, and performances from one generation to another.
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  • What is language so important in understanding Australia's indigenous heritage?
    Most of their history is an oral history
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  • Define dialect
    Regional varieties of a language
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  • True or false: the government of Australia has had a poor record when it comes to the treatment of its Aboriginal citizens
    True
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  • Name 2 ways Australia's government mistreated their indigenous people.
    1. Robbed them of their land 2. Their culture was not appreciated 3. They were abused and killed
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  • What is the Stolen Generation?
    The government removed Aboriginal children from their families and sent them to white families and churches for cultural reprograming
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  • What day is celebrated in Australia due to the mistreatment of the Aboriginal population in the past?
    Sorry Day
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  • How many years less do Australia's indigenous people live compared to non-indigenous people?
    17 years
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  • What was the final inhabited continent discovered by the Europeans?
    Australia
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  • True or False: Dutch explorers were the first to colonize Australia.
    False
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  • By 1868 how many convicts had arrived in Australia from England?
    170,000 convicts
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  • True or False: The social and physical welfare of Aborigines is slightly higher than for non-indigenous Australians.
    False
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  • True or False: Today the lives of Australia's Aboriginal population is slowly improving.
    True
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