It's its own continent!
|Map of Australia. Ignore the squiggly line on the eastern|
edge. That was a mistake. I still haven't purchased white-out.
The closest neighbors are Indonesia & Papua New Guinea, to the north, and New Zealand, to the southeast
Indian Ocean, Timor Sea, Coral Sea, Tasman Sea, Southern Ocean
Total Area: (added March 2015)
2,969,907 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide
Famous Geographical Point:
Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Hugh Jackman, actor
Book Set In/About:
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
A sweeping epic of love and family, set in Australia during the first half of the 20th century.
Movie Set In/About:
"Mary and Max" (2009), directed by Adam Elliot
The story of two unlikely pen pals, one from Australia and one from America.
Headline of the Day:
"New Zealand 51 Australia 20: Ritchie McCaw scores two tries as All Blacks beat Wallabies in Rugby Championship" in The Telegraph.