- 1 History
- 2 Alternate Realities
- 3 Points of Interest
- 4 See Also
- 5 Links and References
Over one hundred millennia ago, Orphan, a sentient extra-terrestrial device capable of telepathic communication and transforming dreams into reality, crash-landed on Earth in the Australian outback.
Hyborian Age (10,000 B.C.)
Approximately 10,000 years ago, Julunggul the Rainbow Serpent shed her skin. Altjira collected this skin, stretched it over the frame of night, and sealed it with the kiss of sleep to create a great vessel capable of sailing through the Dreamtime to any realm inhabited by gods, regardless of their shape or form.[verification needed]
Oprhan was eventually located by an Aboriginal tribe, who venerated it and regarded it as their own link to the Dreamtime, reinforcing their belief in the Aboriginal Gods.
The first Europeans began exploring the area in the 17th century.
18th and 19th Centuries
In the late 18th and 19th centuries, the British created six colonies.
Commonwealth of Australia
In 1901, the colonies were federated into a new country, the Commonwealth of Australia. The new new country took advantage to its natural resources to quickly develop both agricultural and manufacturing industries.
World War I
Australia was in constant conflict with Imperial Japan. During a conflict between the Japanese and Australian Navy in 1942, the Sub-Mariner led an Atlantean assault to assist the Australians in driving back the Japanese invaders. Also during this time a Japanese scientist set up a lab on an island off the coast of Australia. From there he used an evolutionary ray to hyper-evolve lizards into and army of Shaggy Men to invade the country. This plot was thwarted by the Patriot.
In 1944 the Japanese dug a tunnel from Singapore to Australia to invade the country in-land. This operation was discovered by the Sub-Mariner, who flooded the tunnel before the invasion could be complete. Nazi scientist Doctor Necrosis managed to infiltrate the Red Cross in Brisbane where he tainted blood supplies with the deadly White Gangrene virus until he was exposed by Captain America and Bucky.
In more recent decades, Australia became an internationally competitive and advanced market economy.
When Microchip tapped into the Reavers computer system, the Australia-based mercenary group. He stole plans to build a combat robot dubbed the "Dalek". The group found the hack and decided to seek revenge the trashed the Punisher's safe house and then went after Microchip and Castle. Microchip creates the Punisher's Exo-Armor to level the playing the field for Castle against the Reavers.
When Black Bolt confronted Thanos in hopes of preventing the Mad Titan's invasion of Earth in the search of his son, he unleashed a powerful attack that triggered a Terrigen Bomb and destroyed Attilan in the process. The resultant Terrigen Cloud released in New York City began to circumvent the globe, striking Sydney and transforming Humans of Inhuman descent including Panacea.
Points of Interest
- Alice Springs - birthplace of Boomerang
- Canberra - capital of Australia
- Cooterman's Creek
- Great Barrier Reef
- Sydney - Birthplace of St. John Allerdyce (Pyro)
- Temple of Watoomb
- 214 appearance(s) of Australia
- 8 minor appearance(s) of Australia
- 54 mention(s) of Australia
- 4 image(s) of Australia
- 29 article(s) related to Australia