Unit 9: The Australian and Pacific Realms | Cultural Geography
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Chapter 22: Australia and New Zealand
- Australia.com—Official site for Australian travel and Tourism. Lots of interesting information to discover.
- Guide to Australia—Lots of links to all sorts of information about Australia.
- Tourist Australia—Provides much information on various topics and lots of pictures of Australia.
- NewZealand.com—Official site for New Zealand travel and business. Nice destination guide.
- New Zealand Tourism Online—Best information is under “Visitor Info” which gives an interesting presentation of the culture, history, geography, etc. of New Zealand.
- Maori Organizations of New Zealand—Lots of info on the culture, traditions, and folktales of the Maori people.
Chapter 23: Oceania: the Pacific Islands
- South Pacific Organizer—Collection of information about the major island destinations of the south Pacific. Organized by island.
- Map of the South Pacific—Searchable map of Oceania
- CIA World Factbook webpage on Australia-Oceania—Search based on island/island region
Papua New Guinea
- Papua New Guinea Embassy (Washington)—Great information section and good links.
- Papua New Guinea Experience—Contains a wealth of information on a variety of subjects including provinces, interactive maps, pictures, and more.
- Vanuatu Travel—Official tourism site by the Vanuatu Tourism Office
- CIA The World Factbook: Vanuatu- Information on Vanuatu’s people, government, economy, communications, transportation, and military
- Rob Kay’s Fiji Guide—Includes a destination guide, natural history, and small gallery.
- Fiji Government Online—Section “About Fiji” contains some useful information. Site also links to official tourist site (visitor’s bureau) with destination guide etc.
Federated States of Micronesia
- Federated States of Micronesia—Official tourism site. Very nice destination guide and a good photo gallery.
- Four states of Federated States of Micronesia: Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei Visitors Center, and Kosrae
- Embassy of the Federal States of Micronesia, Washington D.C.—Embassy’s website concerning the states’ relations with America
- My Marianas—Official tourism site. Some good information and a nice destination guide.
- CIA World Factbook webpage on The Northern Mariana Islands—Information includes the country’s geography, people, government, and economy
- CIA The World Factbook: Guam—Information on Guam’s people, government, economy, communications, transportation, and military
- Embassy of the Republic of the Marshall Islands—Lots of information on the Marshall Islands, from government and culture to nuclear testing issues.
- Nauru Tourism Website—Provides information for visitors, discusses the island's history, and contains beautiful scenes of the island
- CIA World Factbook webpage on Kiribati—Provides information on its people, geography, government, economy, and more
- Tuvalu Online—Includes a detailed history of the island with a special section devoted to WWII. Also, gives several legends and a photo gallery.
- Official website of the government of Samoa—discusses the country’s leaders and political figures
- American Samoa—Official tourism site. Lots of interesting information on American Samoa (with destination guide). Nice pictures too.
- CIA The World Factbook: French Polynesia- information on people, government, economy, communications, transportation, and military
- NOVA: Secrets of Easter Island—Emphasis is on the “mystery” of the giant stone statues.
- Easter Island Foundation—“Guide to Easter Island” has some current information and a great photo gallery along with a list of web links.
Chapter 24: The Last Frontiers
- Diving Under Antarctic Ice—A fascinating look at diving expeditions in and around Antarctica.—Beautiful pictures.
- The Antarctic Connection—Great source of a wide variety of information especially under “News and Info.”
- United States Antarctic Resource Center—Lots of information and links.
- The South Pole.com—Arctic and Antarctic History on the Net. Fascinating!
The Ocean Deep
- Science and Technology Focus: Oceanography—A simple but clear explanation of ocean topography basics.
- Raising of the Hunley (JOM | Friends of the Hunley | National Geographic News)—Exclusive websites regarding the Hunley and the raising of it. See the recovery animation.
- Careers in Marine Studies—Various career information on oceanography, marine science and marine biology.
- Exploration: Earth’s Atmosphere—Nice overview of the atmosphere.
- Earth’s Atmosphere—Good overview of the atmosphere including links that lead to more detailed explanations.
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