The Commonwealth of Australia is the sixth-largest country in the world by area. A part of Australasia, it includes the mainland and a number of islands, the largest of which is Tasmania. Australia has been inhabited for about 50,000 years, originally by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Eastern Australia was claimed by the British in 1770, and officially settled as a British colony on January 26, 1788. ...

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