Know Australia

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JAFp GEN KNO
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[Melbourne] : Australian Department of Information, 1948
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Inside of front cover to page 1 is duplicated due to bookplate covering text.
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Contents

know AUSTRALIA! 1
Know AUSTRALIA 3
With the Compliments of Qantas Empire Airways 4
Know AUSTRALIA 5
2. Where is Australia? 7
3. What is the length of Australia's coastline? 7
4. What is the population? 7
Australia and Australians 7
5. How many farm workers are there? 9
6. How many people are there in employment? 9
7. How many live in cities and big towns? 9
8. How many Australians are between 20 and 45 years old? 10
9. What is the Australian birthrate? 10
10. How many marriages are there a year? 10
11. How many deaths each year? 10
12. Are the aborigines dying out? 10
13. How many Australians to the square mile? 12
14. How does this compare? 12
15. Population, States, Territories, Capitals? 12
17. Can Europeans live in tropical Australia? 15
18. How does the Australian climate compare with climates of other countries? 15
Australia – A Place to Live In 15
19. What are the temperatures in the principal centres? 17
20. What about water and transport in the outback? 17
21. What are the distances between capitals? 17
22. What ore Australia's principal transport services? 18
23. What is the mileage of Australian railways? 18
24. And air routes? 19
25. How many miles of roads are there in Australia? 21
26. Which is the longest river? 21
27. What about sunshine? 21
28. What about snow? 21
29. What is the highest mountain? 21
30. Rainfall? 22
31. How are wages fixed? 25
32. What is the basic wage? 25
Good Living Standards 25
33. What are the standard hours of work? 26
34. How many trade unions and unionists ore there? 26
35. How many homes (including flats) are there in the Commonwealth? 27
36. How many more homes are required? 27
37. What does it cost to rent a home? 27
38. Is the cost of living high? 28
39. What is the standard of living? 29
40. What is the wage earner's average income? 29
41. Is taxation high in Australia? 31
42. What are the principal taxes? 31
43. What is the range of income tax? 31
44. Is education compulsory? 32
45. What is the standard of Australian culture? 34
46. Has Australia facilities for research? 36
47. What are repatriation and rehabilitation plans? 37
48. What other pensions and social services are available to Australians? 37
49. What is the health and hospital system in Australia? 40
Nature and the Earth Are Bountiful 50. What about primary production? 41
51. How about some figures? 43
52. What is the total annual value of primary products? 46
53. How large ore cottle and sheep stations? 46
54. What is the wheat production? 47
55. What area is served by irrigation projects? 47
56. Which is the largest reservoir? 47
Industries Are Well Established 57. How many factories are there in Australia? 47
58. How many factory workers are there? 49
59. What is the value and range of the output of manufacturing industries? 49
60. What is the value of overseas trade? 49
61. What ore Australia's trade balances with principal countries? 50
62. What are the main items of import and export in trade with these countries. 51
63. What is the production of minerals? 51
64. What is the total value of the output of minerals? 52
65. Has oil been discovered in Australia? 52
66. What ore the most spectacular engineering achievements in Australia? 52
Plenty of Sport for Leisure Hours 67. What are the most popular outdoor sports? 55
68. What are the theatre attendances? 56
69. Is there any big-game fishing? 56
70. How does Australian wine compare with wine from overseas? 57
71. What is the beer like? 57
72. And the tobacco? 57
73. How many broadcast listeners licences are held? 57
74. How is broadcasting conducted? 58
75. How many telephones are installed? 58
76. What are the native animals and birds? 59
77. Trees and plants? 59
79. What was the date of the first settlement? 61
80. How long did the convict system last? 61
Some History-Early and More Recent 78. When was Australia discovered? 61
81. When were the States established? 62
82. What was the date of Federation? 62
83. What are the authority and duties of the Governor-General in Australia? 62
84. When did Parliament move to Canberra? 63
85. How many members of Parliament are there? 64
86. What is the Australian system of Government? 64
87. How many Prime Ministers of the Commonwealth have there been? 65
88. How did the war affect Australia? 65
89. What is Australia's status in the British Empire? 66
90. Where is Australia represented overseas? 68
91. What is Australia's status in world affairs? 68
92. What are Australia's Territories? 68
93. What does the Commonwealth propose for the future of the Pacific? 72
94. Will Australia welcome migrants? 73
95. What are Australia's immigration laws? 73
96. Will migrants be limited to farm workers? 74
97. How con migrants get to Australia? 74
98. What are the quarantine and Customs requirements? 76
99. How will newcomers find jobs? 78
100. Social service benefits for migrants? 78
KNOW AUSTRALIA INDEX TO BOOKLET QUESTIONS 79

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