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Fascinating Facts About Australia You Didn't Know

Fascinating Facts About Australia You Didn't Know History 1. Swimming - In 1838 it was declared illegal to swim af public beaches during the day! This law was enforced until 1902. Female vote - Australia was the second Country to give women the vote. 2. In 1954, Bob Hawke was immortalised by the Guinness Book of Records for sculling 2.5 pints of beer in 1l seconds. Bob later became the Prime Minister of Australia. 3. Sir John Robertson, five times premier of New South Wales, was said to have drank a pint of rum every morning for 35 years. Later said: 'none of the men who have left footprints in this country have been cold water men.' 4. Lifestyle The average world population density is 117 people per square mile, that of the Únited States 76 and that of Macao is 69,000. Australia's is only 6. Rabbits - For each person in Australia there are two sheep and over 16 rabbits, the latter introduced in 1859 by one enterprising man who brought 24 wild rabbits from England in an effort to remind him of home. 6. Cannabis arrests- In 1999, 46,000 Australians were arrested for possession or use of Cannabis. 7. Cannabis use - It is estimated that 50% of Australians aged 14-19 are active users of Cannabis. 8. Cannabis industry - The sale of illegal cannabis industry constitutes 1 percent of Australia's GDP and is twice the size of the Australian wine industry. 9. Australia Brisbane Perth Sydney Canberra Tasmania Melbourne Canberra Melbourne Sydney Wanted to be the Capital of Australia on the basis thoat it was the home to the Australian establishment and was not founded by Convicts. (Founded by John Batman3; son of a Convict) Australia's first and largest city. Also known as Sin City. Wanted to be Capital of Australia but its convict stigma Counted against it. Because Sydney and Melbourne kept bickering over which city should be the capital of Australia, it was decided that neither of them would be capital and instead, a new capital would be built in the middle of them both. Brisbane Tasmania Perth In 1824, a southern state governor sent a party of difficult Convicts to found a new settlement in Queensland. These days, southern state children send their difficult parents to Queensland to retire. Also a Mecca for Southern State teenagers who upon finishing school, head north for a week of booze and debauchery. The island state is one of the world's major suppliers of licit opiate products. The government maintains strict controls over areas of opium poppy cultivation and output of poppy straw concentrate; major consumer of cocaine and amphetamines. The last Australian state to receive Convicts. It has been said most of them now work in parliament or business. Brought to you by Move Out МАTES 5.

Fascinating Facts About Australia You Didn't Know

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