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Australia

English Australia - Commonwealth of Australia

The Commonwealth of Australia is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the world's smallest continent and a number of islands in the Southern, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Neighbouring countries include ► Indonesia, ► East Timor and ► Papua New Guinea to the north, the ► Solomon Islands, ► Vanuatu and the French dependency of ► New Caledonia to the northeast, and ► New Zealand to the southeast.
The Australian overseas territories are the ► Ashmore and Cartier Islands, ► Christmas Island, the ► Coral Sea Islands, the ► Cocos (Keeling) Islands, ► Heard Island and McDonald Islands, and ► Norfolk Island.


Short name  Australia
Official  name Commonwealth of Australia
Status Independent country since 1901
Location Oceania
Capital Canberra
Population 22,176,000 (est. 5 Mar 2010) inhabitants
Area 7,741,220 km²
Major  languages English (official)
Major  religions Protestant Christianity, Roman Catholicism
More information Australia, Geography of Australia, History of Australia and Politics of Australia
More  images Australia - Australia (Category).

General maps

Australia location map.png Location of Australia
Map of Australia.png Map of Australia
Topography of australia.jpg Topography of Australia

Maps of divisions

This section holds maps of the administrative divisions.

Australia states map.png Map of Australian states and territories

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Australia, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Australia.

Australia discoveries by Europeans before 1813 de.png Australia discoveries by Europeans before 1813
British Empire Anachronous 4.PNG In 1770 Captain James Cook rediscovers the region and claims it for Britain. This leads in 1778 to the formation of the colony of New South Wales. This map shows Australia as part of the British Empire.
Australian states history.gif In the upcoming decennia parts of the colony become separate colonies: Van Diemen's Land in 1825 (later named Tasmania), South Australia in 1836, New Zealand in 1841, Victoria in 1851 and Queensland in 1859. Many but by no means all of the first settlers are convicts, condemned for offenses that today would often be thought trivial. The mid-19th century brings government policies to emancipate convicts and the government assists the immigration of free persons. Since 1850 the colonies are granted self-government.
Australia states evolution.gif In 1891 a proces of re-unification starts, that leads in 1901 to the merger of the colonies of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and West Australia into the Commonwealth of Australia, which becomes an independent country with a federal parliamentary democracy. Although Australia became independent in 1901, the British government keeps some powers on the country to the Treaty of Westminster, ratified in 1942. This map shows the development of the Australian states and territories since the Federation.
AustralianCensus1921.jpg Census of 1921

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps older than 70 years of this entry.

Australia first map.jpg First map of Australia (Jave la Grande) from Nicholas Vallard's atlas, 1547
Map-533.jpg Le pôle antarctique, by Jacques de Vaux, Premières Œuvres (traité d'hydrographie), 1583
Thevenot - Hollandia Nova detecta 1644.png Hollandia Nova, 1659 map prepared by Joan Blaeu based on voyages by Abel Tasman and Willem Jansz, this image shows a French edition of 1663
Dampier, Map of the East Indies.jpg A map of the East Indies, from William Dampier's New Voyage Round the World, published 1697
New Holland map by William Dampier 1699 - Project Gutenberg eText 15675.jpg New Holland Map by William Dampier, 1699
Very early map of sydney from 1789.jpg Map of Sydney from 1789
Australien, karta, Nordisk familjebok.jpg Pre 1904 map of Australia
Australien 1905.png Historical map of Australia, Bibliothek allgemeinen und praktischen Wissens für Militäranwärter, 1905
NSRW Map of Australia.png Map of Australia from The New Student's Reference Work, 1914
*Major vegetation groups in Australia as identified by the National Land and Water Resources

Geological and similar maps

Australia-climate-map MJC01.png Climate map
Ausgeolbasic.jpg Basic geological regions of Australia, by age.
Ausseis.jpg Seismicity map

Other maps

Australia Boomerang Distribution.PNG Distribution of boomerangs in Australia

Satellite maps

Australia satellite plane.jpg Satellite photo of Australia

Notes and references

General remarks:

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