Australian fact file

Australia's first European Queen

Australia's first European Queen

Tasmanian, Mary Donaldson, as, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, has risen to the rank of queen when her husband, Crown Prince Frederik, was proclaimed king of that European nation Sunday...

Australia's first European Queen

Tasmanian, Mary Donaldson, as, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, has risen to the rank of queen when her husband, Crown Prince Frederik, was proclaimed king of that European nation Sunday...

Introduced the use of photography into geological work

Introduced the use of photography into geologic...

Richard Daintree  was born in 1832 and was a member of the Geological Survey of Victoria 1854-56, as a field surveyor. His extensive knowledge led to the opening of many...

Introduced the use of photography into geologic...

Richard Daintree  was born in 1832 and was a member of the Geological Survey of Victoria 1854-56, as a field surveyor. His extensive knowledge led to the opening of many...

Invention of the Oral Contraceptive Pill

Organic Chemist, the late Arthur John Birch born in 1915 was Professor of Organic Chemistry, Australian National University, from 1967. Earlier he was at Oxford University, Cambridge University, the University...

Invention of the Oral Contraceptive Pill

Organic Chemist, the late Arthur John Birch born in 1915 was Professor of Organic Chemistry, Australian National University, from 1967. Earlier he was at Oxford University, Cambridge University, the University...

World’s largest single piece of limestone

The Nullabor Plain is part of the area of flat, almost treeless, arid or semi-arid country of southern Australia, located on the Great Australian Bight coast with the Great Victoria...

World’s largest single piece of limestone

The Nullabor Plain is part of the area of flat, almost treeless, arid or semi-arid country of southern Australia, located on the Great Australian Bight coast with the Great Victoria...

Largest desert

Largest desert

The largest desert in Australia is the Great Victoria Desert, which covers around 348,750 sq km, and makes up 4.5% of Australia's total land area (according to Geoscience Australia). Estimates...

Largest desert

The largest desert in Australia is the Great Victoria Desert, which covers around 348,750 sq km, and makes up 4.5% of Australia's total land area (according to Geoscience Australia). Estimates...

Smallest mainland state

Smallest mainland state

Victoria is geographically the smallest mainland state, it’s bordered by New South Wales, South Australia, and Tasmania on Boundary Islet to the north, west and south respectively. Victoria is Australia's...

Smallest mainland state

Victoria is geographically the smallest mainland state, it’s bordered by New South Wales, South Australia, and Tasmania on Boundary Islet to the north, west and south respectively. Victoria is Australia's...