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    Australians, colloquially known as Aussies, are the citizens, nationals and individuals associated with the country of Australia. This connection may be residential, legal, historical or ethno-cultural. [16] For most Australians, several (or all) of these connections exist and are collectively the source of their being Australian.

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    Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. [13] With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), [14] Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country.

  3. Lists of Australians covers selected notable Australian people organised by awards and honours, occupation, ethnicity, sports and other qualities. Contents 1 Australians of the Year 2 Awards and honours 3 Education 4 Entertainment and culture 5 Geography and ethnicity 6 Law and crime 7 Literature 8 Politics 8.1 Mayors and Lord Mayors 8.2 Premiers

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    Australia's landmass of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi) is on the Indo-Australian plate. The continent of Australia, including the island of Tasmania, was separated from the other continents of the world many millions of years ago. Because of this, many animals and plants live in Australia that do not live anywhere else. These include...

    Aboriginal people

    The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people arrived in Australia about 60,000 years ago or maybe even earlier. Until the arrival of British settlers in 1788, the Aboriginal people lived by hunting and gathering food from the land. They lived in all sorts of climates and managed the land in different ways. An example of Aboriginal land management was the Cumberland Plain where Sydney is now. Every few years the Aboriginal people would burn the grass and small trees.This meant that a lot o...

    Terra Australis

    In the 1600s, Dutch merchants traded with the islands of Batavia (now Indonesia), to the north of Australia and several different Dutch ships touched on the coast of Australia. The Dutch governor, van Diemen, sent Abel Tasman on a voyage of discovery and he found Tasmania, which he named Van Diemen's Land. Its name was later changed to honour the man who discovered it. The British Government was sure that there must be a very large land in the south, that had not been explored. They sent Capt...

    Settlement

    In the 1700s, in England, laws were tough, many people were poor and gaols (jails) were full. A person could be sentenced to death for stealing a loaf of bread. Many people were hanged for small crimes. But usually they were just thrown in gaol. Often they were sent away to the British colonies in America. But by the 1770s, the colonies in America became the United States. They were free from British rule and would not take England's convicts any more, so England needed to find a new and less...

    Australia is part of the Commonwealth of Nations. Australia is made up of six states, and two mainland territories. Each state and territory has its own Parliament and makes its own local laws. The Parliament of Australia sits in Canberra and makes laws for the whole country, also known as the Commonwealth or Federation. The Federal government is l...

    Australia was colonised by people from Britain, but today people from all over the world live there. English is the main spoken language. Christianity is the main religion, though all religions are accepted and not everybody has a religion. Australia is multicultural: all its people are encouraged to keep their different languages, religions and wa...

    Australia is home to many animals and plants that can be found nowhere else on Earth, except perhaps New Guinea. The platypus and the short-beaked echidna are unique, and are two of the only five surviving monotremes, which are only found in Australia and New Guinea. Koalas, kangaroos, wombats, numbats and many others others, are marsupials. Most o...

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  5. The history of Indigenous Australians began at least 70,000 years ago when humans first populated the Australian continental landmasses. [1] This article covers the history of Aboriginal Australian and Torres Strait Islander peoples, two broadly defined groups which each include other sub-groups defined by language and culture.

  6. Indigenous Australians or Australian First Nations [2] are people with familial heritage from, and membership in, the ethnic groups that lived in Australia before British colonisation.

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