The St. Patrick cathedral in Melbourne is a big part of Australian History.

Australian History Fun Facts

Latin Word Terra Australis was used to derive the new-age name of Australia. It was known as New Holland until quite late in the 19th century.

It was only in the year 1817 that people started referring to it as Australia. Feel you know everything about Australia? Read some Australian History fun facts about this beautiful country.

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Rottnest Island is famous for Quokka, which is native to this island. It is a happy animal and would come all by itself towards you once it sees you.
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Willem Janszoon, a Dutch explorer, was the first European to land on the coast of Australia in 1606.
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Baby kangaroos are known by many other names, the most popular being a joey. They usually remain in the pouch on the skin of their mother. A baby of any marsupial animal, such as kangaroo, wombat, koala, Tasmanian devil, wallaby, possum, and others, is a joey.
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The case, which lasted for 10 years, was decided by the High court in 1992. This decision permanently changed the very foundation of Australian land law.
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Around 180 million years ago, there was a subcontinent named Gondwanaland, also known as Gondwana. Australia is one of the countries that broke off this supercontinent.
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The wounded men of the Monash valley were transported by John on donkeys. He worked as a stretch bearer and also carried water for them.
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There are no active volcanoes in Australia. In fact, it is the only continent in the world that has no active volcano.
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Between the Melanesian island of New Guinea and Australia lies a strait is known as the Torres Strait. This strait is named after Luís Vaz de Torres, a Spanish sailor who sailed through this strait for the first time.
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The capital of Tasmania, known as Hobart, is the smallest city in Australia. In terms of population, it is the most populous city in its region.
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The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through arch bridge that was completed in 1932. All types of traffic, including rail and vehicles, pass through it.