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Flag of Australia


Flag of New Zealand

Flag of New Zealand



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Cleveland Zoo Australia sign

Sign at the Cleveland Zoo


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Out & About - Photos and Event Recaps

Young athletes from Australia compete in the 2011 Continental Cup
June 30, 2011

Cheryl and Craig Watkinson from Australia

Cheryl and Craig Watkinson from Australia



Young athletes from Australia compete in Cleveland

Young athletes from Australia compete in Cleveland at the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health International Youth Sports Festival.

Australain athletes at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health International Youth Sports Festival.

See more photos and videos from the 2010 Cleveland Clinic Sports Health International Youth Sports Festival.


Organizations and Resources for
Australians and New Zealanders in Cleveland



Koala bear statue at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Koala bear statue at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo


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Business, Education and Employment Information



Major cities of New Zealand

Major cities of New Zealand



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Cleveland Australian & New Zealand Feedback and Memories


Performance of Aboriginal song and dance in the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney

Performance of Aboriginal song and dance in the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney




Australian & New Zealand History and Culture


Tell us about the music, food, holidays, traditions, costumes, language and other qualities that make Australians and New Zealanders so special.



Milford Sound, one of New Zealand's most famous tourist destinations

Milford Sound, one of New Zealand's most famous tourist destinations





Australia

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the southern hemisphere comprising the mainland of the world's smallest continent, the major island of Tasmania, and numerous other islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James Cook took possession in the name of Great Britain.

Six colonies were created in the late 18th and 19th centuries; they federated and became the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. The new country took advantage of its natural resources to rapidly develop agricultural and manufacturing industries and to make a major contribution to the British effort in World Wars I and II.

In recent decades, Australia has transformed itself into an internationally competitive, advanced market economy. It boasted one of the OECD's fastest growing economies during the 1990s, a performance due in large part to economic reforms adopted in the 1980s.

Long-term concerns include climate-change issues such as the depletion of the ozone layer and more frequent droughts, and management and conservation of coastal areas, especially the Great Barrier Reef.

(facts courtesy of CIA World Fact Book)


Map of Australia




New Zealand

New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (commonly called the North Island and the South Island), and numerous smaller islands, most notably Stewart Island/Rakiura and the Chatham Islands.

The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement.

A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both World Wars.

New Zealand's full participation in a number of defense alliances lapsed by the 1980s. In recent years, the government has sought to address longstanding Maori grievances.

(facts courtesy of CIA World Fact Book)


Map of New Zealand


Skyline of Auckland, New Zealand's most populous city

Skyline of Auckland, New Zealand's most populous city




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Profiles of Australians and New Zealanders
in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio

The flightless kiwi is an icon of New Zealand

The flightless kiwi is an icon of New Zealand



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Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, Australia

Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, Australia





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