Australia-Only Country where Kangaroos Are Found

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6 min readJul 26, 2020
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Australia is in every way a unique and diverse nation-in culture, population, environment, geography, and history.

The geography of Australia ranges from deserts, mountainous, tropical islands, rain forests, lakes, and rivers. The longest river in Australia is the Murray River which is 2375 kilometres long. The Murray River begins in New South Wales, then travels through Victoria and finally South Australia where the Murray Mouth meets the Southern Ocean. The Murray River is home to a variety of wildlife such as platypus, Murray cod, golden perch, trout, and cod. The river is also famous for its paddle steamers and there are paddle steamers that cruise along the river for several days.

History

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Australia’s first inhabitants, the Aboriginal people, are believed to have migrated from some unknown point in Asia to Australia between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago.

While Captain James Cook is credited with Australia’s European discovery in 1770, a Portuguese possibly first sighted the country, while the Dutch are known to have explored the coastal regions in the 1640s.

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