Tropical, desert and temperate places

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Task no. 1

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Tropical, desert and temperate places

a. On a map of Australia, mark in the key climate zones and plot the capital cities, Barron River, Cairns, Bourke, Enngonia, Swansea (Tas) and Freycinet Peninsula.

b. Analyse of Sources 1 to 8 (below and in the downloadable resource) and write your observations and inferences of each place in the comparison table in the downloadable resource.

Transcript for Source 7: Afterwards went to the top of the same mount with Col. Arthur who named this 'Mount Henry' after Capt. Lockyer of the 3rd Regt. who accompanied us - in 1825 when after the Bushranger Brady &c.

Mouth of the Barron River, northern Queensland, 1881, drawing by J.E Tenison-Woods, ca. 1879, 1881, 1884, 1886, 1889
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Port Darwin , ca. 1879, 1881, 1884, 1886, 1889
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[In the Australian desert][Watercolour],
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The Robinsons, feeding their cattle with sugar cane. Dunsandle Property. Enngonia, 2002Copyright status: - In copyright - Life of photographer plus 70 years, 2002-2005
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Oyster Bay from or round Mount at the upper end of St Pauls Plains - 1823. / (afterwards went to the top of the same mount with Col: Arthur / who named this "Mount Henry" after Capt. Lockyer of the 3rd Regt. / who accompanied us - in 1825 when, 1822-1847
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