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21st century-era political map of Earth

Australia seen from space

The eastern hemisphere of planet Earth, including China, India and Australia in 2154

Australia was an island-continent and country on Earth. The capital was Canberra. Its primary language was English. People from Australia were known as Australians. Indigenous inhabitants of the continent were known as Australian Aborigines. (TOS: "Space Seed"; TNG: "Attached"; DS9: "Little Green Men"; VOY: "Waking Moments"; ENT: "Terra Prime")

In the 17th century, Australia was known to Europeans as "Nova Hollandia" ("New Holland"). In a contemporaneous map, this continent was depicted on a map of the Indian Ocean region. (Star Trek: Enterprise, opening credits)


In 2024, Australia participated in the Europa Mission. (PIC: "Fly Me to the Moon")

In 2032, Australia took part in the Ares IV mission. (VOY: "One Small Step")

The Australian flag could be seen on the Ares IV model amongst others.

In 2141, when Hoshi Sato was twelve years old, she had a female pen pal from Brisbane, Australia. At the time, she loved getting letters from her, noting that "it was like this little window into distant places with strange-sounding names." (ENT: "Dear Doctor")

In the writers' first draft script of "Dear Doctor", Sato's pen pal (named Kate Isles in the script) was referred to as having been from Tasmania, Australia. This was changed by the time the final draft of the script was written, which instead stated she had been from Brisbane, just as it is in the final version of the episode.

Earth Starfleet officers were known to have survival training in the outback of Australia, where they learned to survive drinking recycled sweat and eating snake meat. Trip Tucker and Jonathan Archer once spent two weeks in Australia for their survival training during the 2140s. (ENT: "Desert Crossing") A.G. Robinson also underwent survival training in Australia. (ENT: "First Flight")

In the mid-22nd century, the Vulcans had a consulate in Canberra. (ENT: "Terra Prime")

A 21st century-era political map of Earth was stored in the USS Enterprise's library computer in 2254. The Australian continent was seen on this map. This map was among the materials viewed by the Talosians when they scanned the Enterprise computer. (TOS-R: "The Cage")

Sarah Sisko was killed in a hovercraft accident in Australia while working as a holophotographer in 2336. (DS9: "Image in the Sand")

In Kathryn Janeway's first year at Starfleet Academy in the 24th century, she went through zero-g training in the Coral Sea, a body of water off the coast of Australia in the Pacific Ocean. (VOY: "Good Shepherd")

When Lily Sloane claimed for a way out of the USS Enterprise-E Jean-Luc Picard told her it would be difficult. He opened a hatch to space and showed Lily Earth, pointing at Australia, New Guinea, and the Solomons. (Star Trek: First Contact)

In an illusion created by the telepathic pitcher plant in 2375, where the USS Voyager crew had discovered a wormhole to Earth, Lieutenant Tom Paris was offered a position as a pilot at a new test flight center in Australia. (VOY: "Bliss")





Several areas of Australia have been noted by having starships or planets named after them:



In The Big Good-Bye, one of the females who called the master criminal Silent Forrester at the Plaza lived at the Allcroft. The cops who interrogated her believed that she was from Australia and was born in England. She worked in a bank. (TNG: "The Big Goodbye")

The pages seen in the episode were actually from the detective novel, The Listening Man, by author John A. Moroso. This novel was published in 1924. Information on Australia was from page 145.


Background information

The 17th century map, known as "Harmonia macrocosmica seu atlas universalis et novus, totius universi creati cosmographiam generalem, et novam exhibens", was created by Andreas Cellarius.A scan of the original can be found here.

20th century map depicting the Eastern Hemisphere. Australia is the far right landmass

Retroactive continuity: A 20th-century era map of the eastern hemisphere depicting the location of Australia was stored in the USS Enterprise's library computer in 2254. This map was among the materials viewed by the Talosians when they scanned the Enterprise computer. (TOS-R: "The Cage")

It was a common belief that Australia was the last state to join the United Earth Government in 2150, but Australia holding out was only used by Beverly Crusher as a hypothetical example when discussing the eligibility of the fractured planet Kesprytt with Jean-Luc Picard in "Attached".

A reference made to a Lake George in "Coda" may have been made in reference to a lake located in Australia.

The map used in the remastered "The Cage" was a Central Intelligence Agency map published either in April 2007 or September 2008. [1] [2] The difference, which was not noticeable at the resolution of the image from the episode, was the addition of Kosovo, which gained its independence between the releases. According to the map, the Australian capital was Canberra. Major cities in this continent were Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney, and Wollongong.

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