a branch of the South Equatorial Current flowing SW from around Fiji to the E coast of Australia and then S along the coast.
- Australia day
a legal holiday in Australia, the first Monday after January 25, commemorating the landing of the British in 1788. noun a public holiday in Australia, commemorating the landing of the British in 1788: observed on the first Monday after Jan 26
one of the original or earliest known inhabitants of a country or region. (initial capital letter). Also, Aboriginal. Also called Australian Aborigine. a member of the people who were the earliest inhabitants of Australia. aborigines, the original, native fauna or flora of a region. Historical Examples It was like the foot of an aborigine; undeformed, […]
- Australian alps
a mountain range in SE Australia. Highest peak, Mt. Kosciusko, 7328 feet (2234 meters). Historical Examples Once the Australian Alps had their tremendous peaks, and hills of unmelting ice. Switzerland Frank Fox It is sometimes called the Australian Alps, and some of the peaks are 7,000 feet high. Jean, Our Little Australian Cousin Mary F. […]
- Australian antarctic territory
an outlying territory of Australia located S of latitude 60°S. 2,360,000 sq. mi. (6,112,000 sq. km). noun the area of Antarctica, other than Adélie Land, that is claimed by Australia (claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty), lying south of latitude 60°S and between longitudes 45°E and 160°E