The population of Australia is 519,166 in 2017. The population of Tasmania is 515,00.
Here are some of our native animals:
spotted tail quoll
Tasmania has beautiful bush land. Here are some of the types of trees:
huon pine (famous for it’s wood)
Tasmania has chilly waters, but it doesn’t freeze. We have good waves to surf on. At Ship Stern Bluff there are some pretty scary waves! Check out this YouTube taken here at Ship Stern Bluff, which as you can see is a fairly southern end of Tasmania:
Tasmania is a very beautiful island and is home to the Tasmanian devil and the Tasmanian Tigers (the Thylacines). They were the biggest marsupials in Australia but they are now extinct. Some of our other native animals are the wombat, the pademelon and the platypus. Here is a link to a site where you can find out more about these animals.
Tasmania Is home to the Tasmanian devil, and was home to the Tasmanian tiger which is now extinct. The Tasmanian tiger was the biggest marsupial but it is now extinct. The last Tasmanian tiger was called Benjamin but it was, surprisingly, a girl.
In Australia more people die surfing than they die from shark attacks every year.
Hobart is the capital city of Tasmania. Our school is close to the city and is the third oldest school in the country. Tasmania was originally used for convicts brought from England. Some convicts had only stolen a loaf of bread to try and feed their families. The history of Tasmania is very interesting.
Tasmania is home to 250,000 people and is cold in winter but we mostly have lovely summers. It has snowed at my house just once – it was a lot of fun! We can have weather up around 30 degrees hot and -6 cold. Our most famous native animals are the Tasmanian Tiger (now extinct) and the Tasmanian Devil (pictured below). We have a lot of berry fruits, apples (we used to be called the Apple Isle). Good bye for now.
During our holidays I had a teacher contact me from a very small school on Put-in-Bay, Ohio- an island in Lake Erie, USA. She only has one 2nd grader (Miyah) and one 3rd grader (Emma) among others, who would love to have someone read their blogs and comment.
Village in Ohio
Put-in-Bay is a village located on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. The population was 138 at the 2010 census.Wikipedia
As we also live on an island, which belongs to a larger island, (Australia is classified as a continent and an island), our first blogging task is to also write a post about life on our island. You are to include at least one picture and perhaps a short YouTube clip (past bloggers only for this).
I would then like you to read the posts on Island Life (on the sites listed below) and choose at least one to leave a comment. You are to leave your blog URL in your comment.