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The explorer who claimed the territories of the East Coast of Australia for the British Crown in 1770 was James Cook, who claimed this territory in the name of King George III of England. The name he gave to this territory was 'New South Wales'. The colonization of Australia by the British lasted from year 1788 to 1900, so, there were three kings and a queen who ruled the country and the colonized territories during that time frame: King George III, King George IV, King William IV and Queen Victoria, who ruled from 1837 to 1901.

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What were the 3 major countries fighting for control of the New World?

Spain , France and England. The Spanish colonised the whole of South and Central America, northwards to Florida, Texas, New Mexico, Arizone , and Califormia. With one exception the Portugese colonised Brazil, South American Spanish is the current language throught this region. France colonised North America, along the Mississippi/Missouri river Basin and into the Great Lakes, and Down the St. Lawrence River. This is evidenced by such place names as , New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Cheyenne(spelling), Boise, Chicago, Illinois, Montreal, and Quebec. In Quebic provine of Canada French is still the official language. England colonised the Hudson's Bay region of Canda, New England and the Atlantic seaboard of the USA. It is evidenced by such place names, as Bostonm New Hampshire, Baltimore(Irish), New Jersey, Virginia (after Queen Elizabeth (I) , the Virgin Queen), Carolinas, after Queen Consort Caroline.

Who was the queen of England in 1870?

Queen Victoria ruled the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901.Her title was Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.

Why is the queen the head of Australia?

Because Australia chose not to become a republic. The queen is head of Australia in Title only.

Is Australia ruled by a king or queen?

Australia is part of the Commonwealth of Nations, in which the UK and the Queen is a leader of. Most people know her as the Queen of England, but Elizabeth II is actually the monarch of 16 different countries. A vestige of Great Britain's former colonial empire, these states, known as the commonwealth realms, recognize Elizabeth as their Queen, but are otherwise wholly independent sovereign states.

Who was the king of England in 1840?

There has not been a king, or queen, of England since 1707. England is a part of, but not the same as, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In 1884 the British monarch was Queen Victoria and at that date her title was "Queen of Great Britain and Ireland."

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Can the british queen be the queen for another country?

England still controls Australia and new zealand, and Canada???

Why is Queen Elizabeth the monarch of another country included on Australia currency?

Australia is one of the Commonwealth Realms, and thus, the British monarch still holds the title of Head of State of Australia. Ipso facto, the Queen of England is also the Queen of Australia.

What country use to own Australia?

Great Britain originally colonised and governed Australia.

Is England in overseas jurisdiction with Australia?

England and Australia are separate jurisdictions, although Australia remains part of the British Commonwealth of Nations, and Queen Elizabeth II is the official head of state of Australia. But the position is ceremonial only.

Who was soverign of Australia?

the queen of England

Why is there a Union Jack on the New Zealand flag?

There is a Union Jack on the the New Zealand flag because New Zealand was colonised by Great Britain, and it is still a part of the British Commonwealth. New Zealand still regards the Queen of England as their head of state and Queen.

Is queen capitalized in 'queen of England'?

Yes it is - Queen of England is the title of the head of the British Royal family.

Is the Queen of England also the Queen of Australia?

Australia decided not to become a republic. Because of this decision they also decided to take many British customs (the flag,i.e) they also let the beloved Queen of England have a title. It is to be understood though that the Queen of England has absolutely no power in the world.... she just waves and smiles.... that is her position in other words... and the same is to her title in Australia... waving and smiling.... she has a title for Canada also.

What countries is the queen of England still head of state?

Australia's Head of State is Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of England.

How is Queen Elizabeth II the Queen of Australia and England?

Because she just is

Who is the king of Australia?

there isn't there is only a queen and she is queen of England 2

Is the Queen of England and Australia the same?

Yes - Queen Elizabeth II is the Queen of both.