You are looking at 1-20 of 109,910 entries  for:

  • All: Australia x
clear all

Did you mean Australian Australian

View:

Overview

Australia

Subject: History

Australia has been establishing stronger links with Asia—but has been unable to shake off the British monarchy Australia's landmass—which can be viewed as the world's largest ...

Australia

Australia (online information, formerly Australian Government Online Directory)   Reference library

Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
21 words

...Australia (online information, formerly Australian Government Online Directory ) now at www.australia.gov.au , with information about Commonwealth departments and links to state...

‘Australia’

‘Australia’   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
49 words

...Australia’ 4, a sonnet by Bernard O'Dowd , is the introductory poem to the volume Dawnward? ( 1903 ). With its well-known opening line, ‘Last seathing dredged by sailor Time from Space’ and its questioning of the destiny of Australia, the sonnet is one of the best-known and most-anthologised of O'Dowd's...

Australia

Australia   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
762 words

...New Holland. In James Wilson 's A Missionary Voyage ( 1799 ) the names ‘Greater Australia’ and ‘Lesser Australia’ were used; and Matthew Flinders (often erroneously considered to be the first to use ‘Australia’) spoke in his A Voyage to Terra Australis ( 1814 ) of his wish to have called the book Voyage to Australia , a wish that was thwarted by the influence of Sir Joseph Banks . The charts published in connection with Flinders's voyages used the name ‘Australia’; when those charts reached the Colony in 1817 the governor, Lachlan Macquarie ,...

Australia

Australia   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
105 words

... 3, a seminal history by Sir Keith Hancock , was first published in 1930 . The history, which moves from the efforts of Australia's White settlers to conquer the land to the development of sectional conflict and the growth of democracy and nationalism, prefigures a number of themes taken up by subsequent historians and cultural studies; particularly influential have been Hancock's analyses of the national character and the role of rural values and egalitarianism in Australian society. Writers who have subsequently developed similar themes include ...

‘Australia’

‘Australia’   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
102 words

...Australia’ 5, a poem written by A. D. Hope in 1939 , was first published in 1943 and has frequently been anthologised. In a mood of cool appraisal, the poet dwells on the country's isolation, philistinism and cultural deprivation In the last two stanzas, however, he accepts this ‘Australian desert of human mind’ as home in the hope that ‘Such savage and scarlet as no green hills dare/ Springs in that waste’, and that ‘still from the deserts the prophets come’. The last quotation provided Geoffrey Serle with the title of his historical study of Australian...

Australia

Australia   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
63 words

... 2, an eight-volume descriptive work published 1874–76 , was the nineteenth-century equivalent of the modern coffee-table book. Its text was written by E. Carton Booth and it was illustrated by leading contemporary artists, e.g. J. Skinner Prout and Nicholas Chevalier . Booth also wrote Another England: Life, Living, Homes and Homemakers in Victoria ( 1869 ), a work describing Victorian society in the post-gold...

Australia Acts

Australia Acts   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Law
Length:
3,111 words
Illustration(s):
1

..., Encounters with the Australian Constitution (1987, popular edn 1988) ch 1 Christopher Gilbert , ‘ Section 15 of the Australia Acts: Constitutional Change by the Back Door? ’ (1989) 5 QUTLJ 55 John Goldring , ‘The Australia Act 1986 and the Formal Independence of Australia’ [1986] Public Law 192 H P Lee , ‘ The Australia Act 1986—Some Legal Conundrums ’ (1988) 14 Monash University Law Review 298 Bernard O'Brien , ‘The Australia Acts’ in M P Ellinghaus , A J Bradbrook and A J Duggan (eds), The Emergence of Australian Law (1989)...

Australia

Australia   Quick reference

World Maps

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004

...Australia Physical map Political map Melbourne Sydney Central Sydney Central Sydney...

Australia

Australia   Quick reference

World Flags

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004

... The national flag was adopted in 1901. It includes the British Union Flag, reflecting Australia's historic links with Britain. In 1995, the Australian government gave legal recognition to the Native Australian flag and the Torres Strait Islander...

Australia

Australia   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Human Geography

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
126 words

... The world’s sixth-largest country by area, including Tasmania and many smaller islands adjacent to the Australian mainland. A former British colony, Australia has been an independent nation state since 1901. Today it is a multiethnic, multilingual society, though English remains the official language. In recent years Australia has begun to recognize the historic rights of aboriginal peoples to territory, resources, and cultural artefacts that were taken away from them by British and Dutch settlers from the 17th century. Australia’s 23 million...

Australia

Australia   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,519 words

...agenda. Australia only slowly sought legal independence from Britain. Authority was increasingly delegated to governors and parliaments in Australia throughout the nineteenth century, although the British monarch and parliament possessed the theoretical legal power to rule Australia until 1986 when the U.K. Australia Act was proclaimed. Australia did not begin to assume independence in foreign affairs until 1917 and did not adopt the 1931 U.K. Statute of Westminster until 1942 . Elizabeth II , the queen of England, is also queen of Australia and is...

Australia

Australia (New Holland, Terra Australis)   Quick reference

The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

...Australia ( Eendrachtsland ) , New Holland, Terra Australis The Commonwealth of Australia since 1 January 1901 when the six separate colonies of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia were joined in a federation and retitled as states; South Australia was partitioned in 1911 , a part being hived off as the Northern Territory and joining the Commonwealth as a ‘territory’, not a state. Imagining the existence of such a land at the beginning of the 1st millennium, the Greeks called it Terra Australis...

Australia

Australia   Quick reference

A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History
Length:
942 words
Illustration(s):
1

...and in the south‐west corner of Western Australia. Economy Australia’s economy is based on mining, agriculture, and industry. Agricultural land, which is periodically devastated by drought, accounts for 64% of Australia’s territory, almost all of this being devoted to cattle and sheep. Australia is a leading world producer and exporter of wool, beef, wheat, coal, iron ore, aluminium, and other metals. Manufacturing industry is aimed principally at domestic markets. There is also a large service sector. History Australia was first inhabited by Aborigines ...

Australia

Australia   Reference library

Laughton Harris and John Borwick

The Oxford Companion to Music

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
Length:
1,440 words

...in Australia, but modern communications soon enabled Australian composers to be aware of what was happening elsewhere. 5. Since 1950 The postwar period witnessed a succession of important developments affecting the performing arts in Australia. The Australian Musica Viva Chamber Music Society (founded in 1945 ) promoted tours by many front-rank ensembles. The Australian Opera was created by the Elizabethan Theatre Trust ( 1956 ) and its activities were complemented by the Victoria State Opera and opera companies in the other states. An Australian branch...

Australia

Australia   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
893 words
Illustration(s):
5

...New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia federated to create the Commonwealth of Australia. In 1911 , the Northern Territory joined the federation. A range of progressive social welfare policies were adopted, such as old-age pensions ( 1909 ). The federal capital was established ( 1927 ) at Canberra, Australian Capital Territory . Australia fought as a member of the Allies in both world wars. The Battle of the Coral Sea ( 1942 ) prevented a full-scale attack on the continent. Politics Post-1945 Australia steadily realigned itself with...

Australia

Australia   Reference library

Ian TYRRELL

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History
Length:
2,771 words

...the Great Depression of the 1930s hit Australia as hard as it did Germany and the United States. Australia sought and received imperial preference tariffs that tied the nation even closer to the British. The growing threat of the Japanese did likewise. Australia relied on the British navy to repel this threat. But the fall of Singapore to the Japanese in World War II forced Australia to look to the United States after a call from the new Labor government. Hundreds of thousands of American troops passed through Australia, and the two nations fought to repel the...

Australia

Australia   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
8,733 words

...(since 1992 , Ausdance—The Australian Dance Council) have increased the awareness of and status of modern dance in Australia. Australian Modern Dance in the 1990s In 1992 , the Australian federal government increased its recognition policy for its creative artists. A major cultural policy, called Creative Nation, was launched in 1994 . It focused on promoting Australian works, new technologies for the arts, and providing opportunities for Australian dancers and choreographers. While Australian modern dance has become more and more eclectic as a result of...

Australia

Australia   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
2,715 words

... In 1990 the Australian population was 18.53 million, of whom 77.1% were Australian-born. Immigration has been a dramatic feature of the Australian demographic profile since the end of the Second World War; with a relative increase in immigrants of Asian origin since 1980 . There are 238 700 Australians of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, or 1.4% of the general population, currently living in Australia ( 1990 census figures). This group lives primarily in rural or outback communities. Infant mortality rates are higher (up to 25 per 1000...

Australia

Australia   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
1,755 words
Illustration(s):
1

...Australia Overview A country whose society, economy, and politics until the 1960s were dominated first by its closeness to Britain as part of the British Empire and Commonwealth . Thereafter, Australians began to recognize more clearly the country's geopolitical closeness to Asia. Australia comprises the erstwhile British colonies of New South Wales (which became self-governing in 1855 ), Victoria ( 1855 ), Tasmania ( 1856 ), South Australia ( 1856 , including the Northern Territories ), Queensland ( 1859 ), and Western Australia ( 1890 ). These former...

Australia

Australia   Reference library

Christine Reid

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006

...journal and annual conference inform members. Both Australia's Open Garden Scheme and the Australian Garden History Society celebrate Australian gardening achievements. Australian garden style In the early 21st century, it is fair to suggest that no one style characterises or dominates Australian gardening. Within the country's extensive boundaries, eclecticism and adaptation are the key characteristics of Australians' gardens. With seven or more wildly varying climate zones, gardeners across Australia have different priorities. In Brisbane, summer humidity...

View: