australia

  1. DBWI: Explain this map of Australia

    Found this map of Australia online while doing research for an online class. First, it looks like Beurleau [OOC: ATL french corruption of Boorloo] is part of the Australian Commonwealth rather then an often-contested separate country [1], and is thus a british country. Second, it looks like...
  2. Kerguelen

    WI: Pigs in Aboriginal Australia

    On the island of Papua, the indigenous population raised small and skinny oceanic pigs (Sus Papuenis) as their primary livestock for thousands of years. This practice of pig farming would remain highly sacred, as pigs were not only a source of meat but were also used for rituals and symbols of...
  3. "New Holland Company" settles Victoria, Australia and discovers Gold

    The Dutch explored the western part of Australia in OTL and found it pretty uninmpressive and didn't do anything with it. What if Abel Tasman instead of ending up in New Zeeland maps the southeastern part of Australia, the coast of modern day Victoria. The pleasant climate and huge natural...
  4. VOC colonizes Western Australia

    Van Riebeeck stayed in the Cape for a few weeks in I believe 1647 in OTL which made him an advocate of building a resupply station there. What if he was shipwrecked in King George Sound in Western Australia instead? (modern day Albany). It's close to the Brouwer route and could've served as a...
  5. Aloha

    AHC: Extant Thylacine, Extinct or Critically Endangered Dingo

    You can cheat here by the way. Probably should have put this in Pre-1900. How can you make it so that the thylacine is still alive (whether it be only in captivity, only in Tasmania or still roaming in mainland Australia) but the dingo is extinct (or at least as threatened as possible), or at...
  6. The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
    Threadmarks: To the East, to the Death, to the Struggle

    To the East, to the Death, to the Struggle 1st September, 1914 With war not even a month ago, the coordination of the French and British forces was important. Together in Paris were the men who would kickstart the Allied war effort, or most of it rather: - Field Marshal Horatio Kitchener...
  7. AHC: Dystopian Australia (2.0)

    With a PoD sometime in the last century, how bad - as in how authoritarian, aggressively racist, environmentally fucked, what have you - can Australia be, either by 2020 or at any point in the 20th Century compared with the OTL counterpoint time frame? What PoD works best, in terms of derailing...
  8. Behold, The Birth of a Son

    Silent night, the stars are bright All is calm, in Thy sight Round yon Virgin Mother and Child Holy Babe so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace Sleep in heavenly peace Silent night, holy night All is calm with no fight Light shall beam from Thy face Brining peace to all with grace...
  9. Simon

    Marshall Plan Aid for Australia?

    Whilst not actually a part of the plan, it simply makes for a useful shorthand, the US did make a number of grants and loans to countries outside Europe in the Middle East and Asia. Australia didn't suffer any great damage domestically during WWII but it did spend a lot of money funding their...
  10. A more populated and influential Australia

    The Oceanic giant is quite a prosperous nation nowadays, but I imagine: what if there was more initial/earlier immigration instead of mostly prisoners? May it have ended like a kind of USA of Oceania, with more economic power, influence and population than its parent nation (UK)? Or are the...
  11. TheReplicator

    Earlier Chinese invasion of Vietnam?

    For whatever reason, the CPC choose to invade Vietnam much earlier after Vietnam refuses to ally/effectively become a satellite. Instead of an ANZUS triggered war with North Vietnam, what if because of the aforementioned reason- the PLA took their place? Would the red 'domino effect' have much...
  12. WI: Ned Kelly derails the train at Glenrowan

    The year was 1880, and notorious bushranger Ned Kelly had an ambitious plan. He and his gang were holed up in the town of Glenrowan, Victoria, and they knew there would be a police train after them. So they came up with a plan: derail the train, shoot any survivors dead, then go to Benalla and...
  13. PC: Asian colonization of Australia

    How plausible is the scenario of one or more Asian powers establishing colonies in Australia before 1788?
  14. Possibilities for a Spanish Australia

    I'm curious as to how one might go about creating a Spanish Australia? What POD would you need? How would it be administrated? Could you get an influx of other Catholics (Irish, Italians, etc.) to bolster its population? Would they intermix with the Aboriginals? That sort of thing. I do know...
  15. AHC: Māori settlements in Australia

    Your challenge is relatively straightforward: have the Māori establish permanent settlements in Australia.
  16. AHC: Get Australian Aboriginals to domesticate an animal

    Due to a multitude of factors surrounding their environment, australian aborigines never domesticated any fauna or flora outside of dingoes (not that this degrades their cultures in anyway), but the goal of this thread to have at least one tribe domesticate any species of animal, whether spider...
  17. Dylanperr

    French Australia Rather Than Louisiana And Quebec

    France like in real life loses the Seven Years War and in this alternate timeline the French colony of Louisiana is ceded to Britain not Spain. All the French Canadians (Both Acadiens and Quebecois) are exiled from North America thus resulting in the French Canadians heading to France for refuge...
  18. AHC: Largest Possible Australia?

    How big can Australia realistically get? The first POD would probably be New Zealand and Fiji joining Australia in 1901. I’m sure it’s possible for Papua New Guinea and East Timor to join. What other Polynesian islands could Australia gain?
  19. Western Australia secedes from the rest of Australia.

    Today I learned that in 1933 there was a referendum in Western Australia about secession from the rest of the Australian federation. The secession side of the debate won with about 66% of the vote. However, the Australian federal government argued that secession was not permitted by the...
  20. Electorally successful Communist Party of Australia
    Threadmarks: Longer contributions

    Comrades! What if the Communist Party of Australia (CPA) were electorally successful? Here we are not positing socialising the means and tools of production under workers control and the abolition of the exploitation of man by man. Nor are we positing forming government by any mode. We are...
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