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date: 23 October 2019

Australia 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Author(s):
Ian TyrrellIan TYRRELL

Aboriginal peoples from Southeast Asia came to Australia at least forty thousand years ago. They (and the continent) remained isolated from the rest of the world until trade developed, first with islanders to the north, then, in the seventeenth century, with Europeans extending their empires. Today Australia is a culturally diversity nation-state with strong ties to the West and ever-more challenging relationships with Asia. ...

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