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The population of 25 million Until the early 19th century, Australia was best known as "New Holland", a name first applied by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1644 (as Nieuw-Holland) and subsequently anglicised.Terra Australis still saw occasional usage, such as in scientific texts.When Doug Hilton wrote to us, he said that as a teenager he was a "lazy sort of boy, with a smart mouth, who was easily distracted from things that bored me".One teacher set him on the path to leading Australia's medical research.Australia has the world's 13th-largest economy and ninth-highest per capita income (IMF).Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Trade Organization, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, and the Pacific Islands Forum.

It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area.Since the election of the Whitlam Government in 1972, is located in Western Australia.At 2,228 metres (7,310 ft), Mount Kosciuszko on the Great Dividing Range is the highest mountain on the Australian mainland.A camp was set up and the flag raised at Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, on 26 January 1788, a date which became Australia's national day, Australia Day, although the British Crown Colony of New South Wales was not formally promulgated until 7 February 1788.The first settlement led to the foundation of Sydney, and the exploration and settlement of other regions.

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