The iconic Sydney Opera House. Photo: AFPThe iconic Sydney Opera House. Photo: AFP
The iconic Sydney Opera House. Photo: AFP

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Explained: Australia's history, politics and ties with China

  • Captain James Cook is credited with the discovery of Australia, claiming the land for Britain in 1770
  • In 1901, the six Australian colonies became one nation that remains a member of the Commonwealth
Topic |   Australia
The iconic Sydney Opera House. Photo: AFPThe iconic Sydney Opera House. Photo: AFP
The iconic Sydney Opera House. Photo: AFP
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