Australia is a fascinating continent on earth. Its Size is twice the size of India and just under three-quarters of the Size of Europe. Nearly four fifths of the country is dry and flat. Ayers Rock rises from the centre of the continent. It is 335 meters high and eight kilometres around. The rock never looks exactly the same, because it continuously changes colour with the movement of the sun. Its colour is fiery red at dawn, golden- yellow at noon and deep purple at dusk. Three of every five Australians live in the six large cities, each distinct in Style. The oldest, largest and most effervescent is Sydney. More than three million people live in this gay and excited city. The major source of Australian riches is the Outback. Here are raised most of the sheep and cattle that make Australia the World's leading exporter of wool and beet. In a year, the average grazier can expect approximate income of Rs. 75 lakhs. Medical help for the isolated outback stations is provided by the Royal Flying Doctor service. Subscribers of this service are furnished With transceiver radios and large chests containing about 100 numbered medicines. People suffering from illness can radio to a medical centre to prescribe medicine from the chest. In an emergency case, doctor or nurse lilies out in an ambulance plane to treat the patient or to bring him back to a hospital. The radio is also used to convey telegrams and personal messages. Schooling system 1s also very unique there. The hours between9.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. at the radio centres are devoted to another vital service the School of the Air -which provides education to the children. Homework and examinations are posted to the centre tor correction. Once a year, parents take their children there to meet teachers and class-mates. A nation-wide government radio network broadcasts in 45 languages. And if a foreigner has a question, the national telephone interpreter service will give him the answer in his own tongue. All Australians are blessed with such an abundance of natural resources that citizens have nick named their homeland, "The Lucky Country. "It's mineral wealth includes 25 per cent of the globe's known bauxite reserves, 8% uranium, 20% of its nickel supply and great quantities of coal, iron, lead, zinc silver and manganese. The oil wells in Bass Strait in the South-east corner of the. Continent, supply 70 per cent of Australia's petroleum needs. Diamonds have been found in the Kimererly district. How much more wealth is hidden in the soil, no one really knows.