There are a number of symbols
of Australia. But I’m going to talk
about a 3 today.
The first is the Sydney Opera House.
In the late 1950s the New South Wales Government established an appeal fund to finance the construction of the Sydney Opera House and conducted a competition for its design.
The Sydney Opera House is one of the most recognisable buildings in the world. Open since 1973, it has come to represent ' Australia'.
The Opera House, has a roof that looks like a ship at full sail. It was designed by a Danish architect Jørn Utzon.
The second icon is Uluru.
Uluru is one of Australia’s most recognisable natural icons. Uluru is located in the middle of Australia in the Northern Territory.
Uluru is very important to the indigenous landowners, the Anangu tribe as it is a unique and beautiful place that has a spiritual and cultural importance to them.
Uluru rises over 340 metres above the plains of central Australia. It’s red appearance is caused by iron oxide. As the day goes by Uluru appears to change colours, from soft blue-grey hues to vivid orange reds.
The last icon I am going to talk about is Vegemite. Many Australians love Vegemite. It has a unique taste that the rest of the world have trouble taking to.
Vegemite is one of the richest known sources of vitamin B. Australians traditionally eat Vegemite spread thinly on buttered toast, sandwiches and biscuits.
Vegemite was invented the Fred Walker Company in 1923. Fred Walker later sold his business to Kraft and passed on the secret recipe.kk