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WorGeo Australia

Australia and Oceania

TermDefinition
Aborigines a member of the original people to inhabit an area especially as contrasted with an invading or colonizing people
Maori a member of the native Polynesian population of New Zealand
Exploration the action of traveling in or through an unfamiliar area in order to learn about it
Colonization the action or process of settling among and establishing control over the indigenous people of an area
Penal Colony settlement used to exile prisoners and separate them from the general population by placing them in a remote location
Parliamentary Democracy form of government in which the party with the greatest representation in the parliament forms the government, its leader becoming prime minister or chancellor
Prime Minister the head of an elected government; the principal minister of a sovereign or state
Outback the remote and usually uninhabited inland regions of Australia
Great Barrier Reef world's largest of its kind composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometers
Atoll a ring-shaped reef, island, or chain of islands formed of coral
Caldera a large volcanic crater, especially one formed by a major eruption leading to the collapse of the mouth of the volcano
Lagoon a small freshwater lake near a larger lake or river or ocean
Marsupials a mammal of an order whose members are born incompletely developed and are typically carried and suckled in a pouch on the mother's belly
Endemic Species animal native to a particular area or region or an exclusive characteristic of a thing, place, or concept
One Tree Hill Important memorial place for both Māori and other New Zealanders is a volcanic peak in Auckland, New Zealand where a grove of pine trees was planted but only one survived
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