1. Education

Australia Maps

Aboriginal settlers arrived on the Australian continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James Cook took possession of Australia in the name of Great Britain. Six colonies were created in the late 18th and 19th centuries; they federated and became the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. The new country took advantage of its natural resources to rapidly develop agricultural and manufacturing industries and to make a major contribution to the British effort in World Wars I and II. (Source: CIA World FactBook)

Map of Australia
A nice clear map of Australia from the CIA World FactBook.

List of the Countries of Oceania by Area
Refer to this list to learn about the 14 countries of Oceania by their area.

Geography of Queensland, Australia
Geography of Queensland: Read this article to learn information about Queensland, Australia. Learn ten facts about Queensland's history, economy, government, geography and climate.

Geography and Map of Australia
A political map, comprehensive data, and flag from the CIA World FactBook.

Blank Outline Map of Australia
A free blank outline map of Australia to print out for educational, school, or classroom use.

Your Guide's geographic overview of the island nation.

Merriam-Webster Map of Australia
A clear and detailed Australia map along with basic geographic facts from Merriam-Webster. The map includes many cities and major physical features.

Australia Map
A large detailed shaded relief map of Australia from the PCL Map Collection.

Australia: History, Geography, Government, and Culture
Great data and historical information from Infoplease.com.

Background Note – Australia
A great profile, including political history, from the U.S. State Department.

This official site of the Australian Tourist Commission provides a plethora of fantastic travel information.

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Great geographic and demographic data from the government.

Australian Geographic Place Names (Gazetteer)
Search for a place and you'll get latitude, longitude, and more. Click on the place name and get a map of its precise location. A very nice resource.

Flags of the World: Australia
The flag of Australia and everything you ever wanted to know about the flag.

Geography of Australia
Geography of Australia: Read this article to learn about Australia. Learn about Australia's history, government, economy, geography and...

The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef: Read this article to learn about the Great Barrier Reef. Learn about the geography, geology, biodiversity and human usage of the Great Barrier Reef from Geography at About.com.

Feral Rabbits in Australia
Learn about the history and attempts to control Australia's massive feral rabbit problem, due to the minor error of one man importing a few rabbits to Australia in the nineteenth century, from the About.com expert Geography GuideSite.

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.