Australia (orthographic projection)As the age of mammals got underway, the land mass that is mostly Australia was pretty much on its own. This isolation has led to the evolution of some very unique animals, many of which are featured on Australian coins.

Great Britain first laid claim to eastern Australia in 1770. In 1942 Australia's autonomy was officially established, although the Aussies had already been running the show themselves for years.

Australia on Wikipedia

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