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A country in Oceania. Read the early history of Australia in the The Fatal Shore.


The written history of Australia began when Dutch explorers first sighted the country in the 17th century. The interpretation of the history of Australia is currently a matter of some contention, particularly regarding the British settlement and early treatment of Indigenous Australians.


Due to the language, Australians have been able to easily merge with the American movie, television and music industries, resulting in many Australians being world famous, such as actors Mel Gibson and Nicole Kidman, and singers Kylie Minogue and Olivia Newton-John.

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