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Flinders first proposed the name "Terra Australis", which became "Australia", the name adopted in 1824.

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Who was Australia named after?

Sea explorer Matthew Flinders was the one who first proposed the name "Terra Australis", which became "Australia", as a result of his circumnavigation of the continent. He suggested the name in his book "A voyage to Terra Australis", which was published in the year he died, in 1814. The name Australia was adopted in 1824. Prior to this, the continent was known as Terra Australis Incognita, or the Unknown Southern Land.The name is derived from the Latin Australis meaning Southern. The earliest use of the word Australia in English, was in 1625 written by Sir Richard Halluyt. Legends of 'Terra Australis Incognito', meaning unknown 'land of the south' dates to Roman times


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The population of Australia in 1983 was around 15,451,900.

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Sea explorer Matthew Flinders was the one who first proposed the name "Terra Australis", which became "Australia", as a result of his circumnavigation of the continent. He suggested the name in his book "A voyage to Terra Australis", which was published in the year he died, in 1814. The name Australia was adopted in 1824. Prior to this, the continent was known as Terra Australis Incognita, or the Unknown Southern Land.


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