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Queensland, also known as the “Sunshine State” is the second largest and third most populated state in the Commonwealth of Australia. It is located in the north-east of Australia. Surrounding the borders of Queensland is the Northern Territory, South Australia, and New South Wales. Queensland is the world’s sixth largest subnational entity.
See the fact file below for more information on the Queensland or alternatively, you can download our 23-page Queensland worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
- Queensland’s capital city is Brisbane.
- As an Australian State, Queensland separated from New South Wales on June 6, 1859.
- Queensland’s government is a Constitutional Monarchy.
- Queensland’s current Governor is Paul de Jersey and its current Premier is Annastacia Palaszczuk.
- Queensland’s Statehood was recognized on 1901.
- The highest point in Queensland is found on Mount Bartle Frere, with an elevation of 1,622 m or 5,322 ft.
- Regarding Queensland’s emblems, its floral emblem is a Cooktown orchid; its animal emblem is the koala; its bird emblem is the Brolga; its fish emblem is the Barrier Reef Anemonefish; its mineral or gemstone emblem is sapphire; and the colour of its emblem is Maroon.
- Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders were the first to inhabit Queensland.
- Aboriginal Australians are Australia’s various indigenous people that have developed for over 50,000 years.
- Torres Strait Islanders, on the other hand, are the indigenous people inhabiting Torres Strait Islands, part of Queensland, Australia. These islanders are different from the Aboriginal People of Australia and are often mentioned as two distinct people groups.
- The first European who set foot on Australia happened to be the first who set foot on Queensland as well, and it was Dutch Navigator Willem Janszoon in 1606.
- In 1770, the east coast of Australia was conquered to be a part of the Kingdom of Great Britain, as it was claimed by James Cook.
- In 1788, the colony of New South Wales was founded by Governor Arthur Phillip at Sydney.
- Also, in 1788, New South Wales included the parts of Australia that is now Queensland, Victoria, and Tasmania.
- In 1824, after decades of subsequent exploration of Queensland, a penal colony was established at Brisbane by John Oxley.
- The penal transportation stopped at 1839, and free settlement began in 1842.
- On June 6, 1859, Queen Victoria signed Letters Patent separating the colony from New South Wales, which had become the sole reason to name the state to honor her. Therefore, it was named Queensland.
- Because of such history, Queensland Day is annually celebrated on the 6th day of June.
- Queensland covers a wide geographical area, therefore a wide range of climates throughout different geographical areas are possible.
- If only Queensland were to be considered as a whole nation, it would be the 16th largest nation in the world.
- Most people inhabiting Queensland live on the east coast, particularly the southeast.
- Torres Strait is a border of Queensland, with Boigu Island off the coast of Papua New Guinea as the absolute northern extreme of its territory.
- The triangular Cape York Peninsula points toward New Guinea, and the northernmost part of Queensland’s mainland.
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about Queensland across 23 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Queensland worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Queensland, also known as the “Sunshine State” which is the second largest and third most populated state in the Commonwealth of Australia. It is located in the north-east of Australia. Surrounding the borders of Queensland is the Northern Territory, South Australia, and New South Wales. Queensland is the world’s sixth largest subnational entity.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Queensland Facts
- Emblem Spotting
- History of Queensland
- People of the Past
- Around the Land
- Towns and Cities
- True or False
- First Inhabitants
- Top Destinations
- War Time Capsule
- Sunshine State Song
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Use With Any Curriculum
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