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Putting Australia on the map

Matthew Flinders, who died just over 200 years ago, is widely credited with giving this country its name: Australia. Flinders preferred Australia to the more commonly used Terra Australis as he thought it was "more agreeable to the ear". He liked it so much that he included the name Australia on his map of the whole continent published in 1814.


17th Annual Hawke Lecture

The annual Bob Hawke Lecture takes on a special meaning this year as it falls on the anniversary of the beginning of World War I.