Pipka World of Santas Collection




Australia Item Sku: 7121213


Introduced in 2012
The name Australia, the sixth largest country in the world, is derived from the Latin australis, meaning ''southern'' as it lies in the southern hemisphere. It's inhabitants date back to over 45000 years and fill the land with a rich culture, history of ''dream time'' and over 250 indigenous languages.. Discovered by the Dutch in 1706 and later claimed by Britain , Australia's population has grown to 22 million and functions as a liberal democracy. Australia is the world's flattest continent, with the oldest and least fertile soils; desert or semi-arid land commonly known as the outback makes up by far the largest portion of land although its south-east and south-west corners have a temperate and is home to most of the country's population. Australia is home to a host of marsupials, including the kangaroo, koala bear, and wombat, and birds such as the emu and the kookaburra. Colorful parrots and cockatoos abound in the land of paradise. An Australian Christmas celebration has its own traditions, like Christmas dinner cooked outdoors on the ''barbie'' and Santa's sleigh being pulled, not by reindeer, but kangaroos called ''Boomers''. Festive foods reflect Australia's multiple ethnic heritage making Australian holidays as unique and rich as the country itself.

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