Naming and commenting on each state of Australia
May 5, 2009 4:09am CST
I have been playing a few games about naming countries that another My lot member found on the Internet. One other My Lot member said he doubted if many people could name all the states in America. With Australia having less states and territories it should be easier. New South Wales Victoria Tasmania South Australia Capital Territory Western Australia Queensland Northern Territory Could you make a comment about any of these states or territories? Which ones of these haven't you visited yet?
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• Adelaide, Australia
7 Aug 11
Australia has far more territories than this - some really huge, like Antarctica, which we claim most of, all in the name of science, of course! And there's now some doubt over Western Australia remaining as a state of Australia. They've been given a very hard time by the Federal Government of late, adding to an already long list of accumulated friction there. In short, they want to secede from the Federation & become a country in their own right. Nice place over there - plenty of mining always going on, lots of agriculture - particularly good stuff near the Ord River Scheme in that state's far north. Perth is a beautiful city too; very unique & also the most isolated city on earth. Here's the official government website: http://www.tourism.wa.gov.au/Pages/welcome_to_tourism_western_australia.aspx Heading to the north east, we see the Northern Territory - very rough up there & quite beautiful. Unless you're from there originally, it's not a good idea to live there - the locals tend to stick only with their own. I haven't been here yet. http://www.australia.com/destinations/states/NT.aspx Heading south, there's South Australia, where I'm from. I've been nearly everywhere in this state, but there's still plenty more to see - might take a caravan trip one day! http://www.southaustralia.com/ Going south & over the water, Tasmania. Freezing cold there now, but they do have a chocolate factory there & some other good stuff. They have a clean & green policy there to almost rival New Zealand's! Eco-tourists must see this place. I haven't been here yet! http://www.discovertasmania.com.au/ North from there, you'll find Victoria. Hiccup's a long serving My Lot member from there. There's quite a bit to see & do, with jobs a-plenty too. Too cold & wet for me. But I have been there several times over the years, to almost every part. http://www.visitvictoria.com/ Further north is New South Wales. Quite a bit going on over there. Always plenty of work. I haven't been everywhere here, but My Lot members like Aussies2007 live there & can tell you more. http://www.visitnsw.com/ Last, but not least, we fly north again to sunny Queensland. RawBill1, MoonChildau, Vegegirl & a whole host of other active My Lot members hail from there. I've been over most of SE QLD & up the coast a bit, but there's still plenty more to see. http://www.queenslandholidays.com.au/
6 May 09
Born and raised in South Australia here. I have visited New South Wales and Queensland both once each. I plan to do alot more travelling when I finish my studies. I think you make a good point about Australia having only a few states to remember compared to Americas 50 something! We sure do have it so much easier here thats for sure.
• United States
5 May 09
Although I would love to visit there and as far as I can tell the $$$ is not that bad... the 20 hour flight does scare me off. Hopefully I will be able to make it there one day though. As for naming the 50 states... piece of cake... naming their capitols... uugghhh. Annapolis, MD??? Sacramento, CA??? Albany, NY.... There are a lot of states where the largest city is indeed NOT the capitol. Thanks Zelo