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Australia the smallest continent. Australia is southeast of Asia, between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is in the Eastern Hemisphere. [2 definitions]
Australian of or having to do with Australia, or its people or languages. [2 definitions]
cockatoo a crested parrot that is mostly white. There are several kinds of cockatoos. They are found in Australia and in some South Pacific islands.
continent one of the earth's seven major areas of land. The continents are Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.
dingo a kind of wild dog found only in Australia. Dingoes have long legs, pointed ears, and yellowish brown or reddish brown fur. They hunt small mammals, but have learned to hunt sheep and cattle brought to Australia by European settlers.
Eastern Hemisphere the half of the earth that contains Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
emu a large bird with long legs that runs very fast but can not fly. Emus live in Australia.
English of or having to do with the language of England, and other countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. [1/4 definitions]
eucalyptus a kind of tall evergreen tree native to Australia. The eucalyptus has leaves that give off a strong smelling oil that is used in medicines.
Fiji a southwestern Pacific island country that lies northeast of Australia. The capital of Fiji is Suva.
Great Sandy Desert a very dry area of land in northwestern Australia.
Great Victoria Desert a very dry region in southwestern Australia.
Indian Ocean an ocean south of Asia. It reaches from Africa to Australia.
kangaroo a mammal with long pointed ears, short front legs, and big, powerful back legs. Kangaroos use their large tails for balance when hopping. Kangaroos are marsupials that live in Australia and New Guinea. The females have a pouch in their belly, where they carry their baby for a few months after it is born. Some kinds of kangaroos are as small as rabbits; other kinds are as large as grown humans.
Kiribati an island country in the central part of the Pacific Ocean. It lies northeast of Australia. The capital of Kiribati is South Tarawa.
koala a mammal with gray fur, round ears, and a short black nose. Koalas are marsupials and live in trees. The female has a pouch in her belly where she carries her baby. Koalas are only found in Australia. They are sometimes called "koala bears," but they are not related to true bears.
marsupial an animal in a group of mammals that includes kangaroos and opossums. Female marsupials have a pouch outside their belly where the mother carries her young after they are born. Most marsupials live in Australia.
monitor a large lizard found in Southeast Asia, Australia, and Africa. Some monitor lizards are fierce predators. [1/5 definitions]
Murray River a river in southeastern Australia.
New Zealand a country on two large islands and a number of small islands in the South Pacific, southeast of Australia. Wellington is the capital of New Zealand.
Oceania the region of the earth that includes all the islands of the central, western, and southern Pacific Ocean. Sometimes Oceania is considered to include Australia, New Zealand, and the islands of southeast Asia.