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Australia

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

Abstract

Various dates are given for the discovery of Australia, including 1522 in which year it was sighted by Magellan’s followers. Capt. Cook discovered the east coast in 1770 and initially the British planned to establish a colony there; instead, however, the government decided to set up a penal settlement.

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  • Barry Turner

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