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The first European settlement in Australia was established 225 years ago this month. From that initial settlement grew a large colony that joined with other colonies to form the country of Australia. Click on the illustration below to explore Britannica’s coverage of some of the people, places, animals, and events that define Australia—past and present.

Australia Day
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James Cook
Great Barrier Reef

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James Cook

James Cook

Introduces the life of James Cook, the explorer and mapmaker who claimed many lands for England. Preview this e-book now. E-mail us at to learn more.

Digital Discoveries for Black History Month

Black History Month 2014 can be a memorable one for students and educators alike. This webinar will explore a kaleidoscope of engaging resources in Britannica School  that will spark new classroom dialogue, creative research explorations, and a deeper understanding of the people, places, and events explored.

Choose the date that works best for you:

  • Wednesday, January 29th at 3 PM Central Time
  • Friday, January 31st at 11 AM Central Time

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Britannica Pathways: Science

Inside the Classroom Video Series

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