What is a continent
Australia has many strong connections to Asia. A connection is a link or a
tie between people or between people and places. The connections that
Australia has to Asia are because people, goods and ideas pass between
the two continents. For example, many Australian tourists travel to Asia,
and many Asian tourists travel to Australia.
Write five questions you would like to know the answer to, in relation to, the connections between Australia and Asia.
a) Which continent is Australia’s closest neighbour?
b) Name the four closest cities to Brisbane shown on the map, and the countries that
they are in. Use an atlas to help you if necessary.
c) Based on this map, which continent would you expect Australia to have the most
connection with? Why?