Until 1851 the area was part of New South Wales then from 1851 until 1901 it was the Colony of Victoria, with its own government within the British Empire. In 1901 it became a state of the new Commonwealth of Australia.
The state of Victoria was originally home to many indigenous nations that had occupied the land for tens of thousands of years. According to Gary Presland Aborigines have lived in Victoria for about 40,000 years, living a semi-nomadic existence of fishing, hunting and gathering, and farming eels.
New South Wales
New South Wales’ border is the longest of all Australian state and territory borders, measuring a lengthy 4,635 km
New South Wales is sometimes called the ‘First State’ or the ‘Premier State’.
Tasmania is often referred to as the ‘Holiday Isle’ or the ‘Apple Isle’.
Measuring only 85 metres across, Tasmania’s border is the shortest border of any Australian state or territory. This border is a land border between Victoria and Tasmania and is a small rocky outcrop in the Bass Strait named Boundary Islet.
Queensland possesses five of Australia’s eleven World Natural Heritage areas: Fraser Island, Scenic Rim National Parks, the Great Barrier Reef, Riversleigh Fossil Fields and the Wet Tropics.
Queensland has Australia’s biggest theme parks with four located on the Gold Coast: Sea World, Movie World. Wet’n’Wild, Water World and Dreamworld.
The Northern Territory’s Finke River is the oldest river system in the world, with parts possibly dating as far back as 340 million years.
Uluru has been around for millions of years and stands about 348 metres high. Interestingly, it is thought that the bulk of the rock is underground, extending down 2.5 kilometres.
Western Australia’s Mount Augustus is twice the size of Uluru. Although only one third of Mount Augustus is visible above the surface of the earth, stretching to a massive 8 km in length, this is the world’s largest rock.
Western Australia is home to the Argyle Mine, the world’s largest producer of diamonds.
The highest recorded temperature in Australia was in 1960 in Oodnadatta in South Australia, when the temperature reached 50.7°C. Now that is hot!
Lake Eyre, in the outback of South Australia, is the largest Salt Lake in the world. While it does flood it is normally dry. It has been the location for many attempts at breaking the world land-speed record
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