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people native to the australian continent
aborigine
group or chain of islands
archipelago
island formed by coral
atoll
removal of salt
desalination
transformation of land from green to desert
desertification
plant and wildlife that make up a region
ecosystem
referring to people groups or other living things that are native to a region
indigenous
referring to plants or animals introduced to an area that destroy or hinder indigenous species
invasive
sea invertebrate that helps form coral
polyp
referring to the activity within the earth that causes movements of the earth's outer layer or crust
tectonic
greatest natural resource in oceania
fish
australia is the ______ largest country and the _______ continent
sixth; smallest
3 geo features of australia
great dividing range, central lowlands, western plateau
95% of the worlds ______ are here
opals
the transantarctic mount range...
splits antarctica in half.
gold in australia was found in _____
1851
2 island lapita traveled before settling
papua new guinea, bismark
The 1840 Treaty of Waitangi was between the _____.
maori and english