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     Australia includes the former British colonies of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, and Tasmania. Australia is a self-governing dominion of the British Commonwealth. The map is a combination of a modern map of Australia has been given 1910 borders and the name "Nova Hollandia." Thanks to Mark Honig for this information.

SCN 736

     Major Thomas Mitchell (1792-1855) was the Surveyor-General of the colony of Australia. He laid out roads, bridges and towns and surveyed much of the eastern part of Australia
     In 1846 he made a  year-long journey into central Queensland in 1846. This expedition led to the opening up of rich pastoral areas of Central Queensland. After naming the Victoria River, he returned to Sydney.

SCN 203