• Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Australian landmass, reaching northwards to Papua New Guinea and including Tasmania in the south, was inhabited in prehistoric times until adverse climatic conditions led to a population exodus between 15,000 and 25,000 years ago. A population using stone tools was in evidence by 2000–1000 BC.


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