Aliases: The Commonwealth of Australia
Category: Country
Residents: Australians; Kangaroos; Koala bears; Baby-eating dingoes
Points of interest: Ant Hill; Australian Outback; Melbourne; Sydney, New South Wales; South Australia; Victoria

Australia is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent (the world's smallest), the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Neighbouring countries include Indonesia, East Timor, and Papua New Guinea to the north, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia to the north-east, and New Zealand to the southeast.

The science fiction series Farscape was a joint-production between American and Australian production studios. Many of the shows episodes originally aired on the Nine Network before being aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in the US.

The SS Botany Bay from the "Space Seed" episode of Star Trek was named for an Australian penal colony.

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One of the last major Sentinel factories, known as the Ant Hill, was located in the Australian Outback. The Sentinels engaged in an ambitious plot to sterilize Earth's mutant population by creating a solar flare from this facility. They fought up against the Avengers and were defeated. Iron Man buried the facility beneath a pile of rocks. [1]

For a time, the world believed that the X-Men were dead. Having gone into hiding, the X-Men headquartered themselves in the Australian Outback for a while. This was also the base of operations for a band of cyborgs known as the Reavers, who were led by Donald Pierce. It was during this time that the X-Men first encountered Jubilee.

Jubilee and Wolverine later fought up against Sentinel 3.14159 here. The Sentinel revived the Sentinels at the Ant Hill in an effort to duplicate a solar flare, this time to scour the planet of all humans. [2]

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Gladstone is an Australian city approximately 550 kilometres (340 mi) by road north of Brisbane and 100 kilometres (62 mi) south-east of Rockhampton. Situated between the Calliope and Boyne Rivers, Gladstone is home to Queensland's largest multi-commodity port. Farscape actress Melissa Jaffer was born in Gladstone in South Australia on December 1st, 1936.
South Australia
South Australia is a state in the southern central part of Australia. It covers some of the most arid parts of the continent. With a total land area of 983,482 square kilometres (379,725 sq mi), it is the fourth largest of Australia's states and territories. Farscape actress Melissa Jaffer was born in Gladstone in South Australia on December 1st, 1936.

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