Map of Asia that can be used in Asia Study for Year 6 - Australian Curriculum: Geography. West Asia (The Middle East), South Asia (India and surrounding areas), North-East Asia (Japan/Russia/China/Korea/Taiwan) and South-East Asia.
Shark Bay, Western Australia At the most westerly point of the Australian continent, Shark Bay, with its islands and the land surrounding it, has three exceptional natural features: its vast sea-grass beds, which are the largest (4,800 km2) and richest in the world; its dugong (‘sea cow’) population; and its stromatolites (colonies of algae which form hard, dome-shaped deposits and are among the oldest forms of life on earth). Shark Bay is also home to five species of endangered mammals.
Blue Mountains National Park INSCRIPTION:The Greater Blue Mountains Area consists of 1.03 million ha of sandstone plateaux, escarpments and gorges dominated by temperate eucalypt forest. The site, comprised of eight protected areas, is noted for its representation of the evolutionary adaptation and diversification of the eucalypts in post-Gondwana isolation on the Australian continent.
The splendid 'Fairy Wren' (Malurus splendens), also known simply as the 'Splendid Wren' or more colloquially in Western Australia as the 'Blue Wren', is a passerine bird of the Maluridae family. It is found across much of the Australian continent.
Willandra Lakes Region The fossil remains of a series of lakes and sand formations that date from the Pleistocene can be found in this region, together with archaeological evidence of human occupation dating from 45–60,000 years ago. It is a unique landmark in the study of human evolution on the Australian continent.