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  • Australia is the only country that takes up an entire continent.
  • Australia is therefore the only non-island country that shares no land borders with any other countries.
  • The wildlife is unique in that it comprises a large number of marsupial species.
  • Most of the land is flat except for the eastern seaboard, where the Great Dividing Range separates coast from the inland.
  • Australia is similar to other countries in that it was originally inhabited by native peoples, but it is different in that it was later colonised by convicts and officers.
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1) Monotremes- egg laying mammals. There are only two of these in the world, and they are both native to Australia - the echidna and the platypus.

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