Historical Map of the
Australian Colonies in the 19th Century.
The coloring distinguishes the six
colonies which became the "Original States" of the Commonwealth
in 1900. British New Guinea, annexed by the Imperial Government in
1884, was administered for a
number of years by Queensland and transferred to the Commonwealth in
1906. Northern Territory
was placed under the jurisdiction of South Australia in 1863.
Inset: Australia in 1851. The Early
The dates are the dates of the formation of the Colonies.
University of Texas at Austin.
From the Cambridge Modern History Atlas, 1912.
Map of Australia and New Zealand since 1788
Map of the Dominion of New Zealand
Map of the Pacific