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They formed the majority in every Australian state. The Anglo-Australians came from two main areas of Australia Through Time A native of a shire near London is buried in Northam, Western Australia. English colonists, the most numerous British group that came to Australia, had great influence in shaping the country. England. London and nearby shires of southeast England were one main source area. The other was in western and northern England. Cornwall, the westernmost part of England, ranked very high among English birthplaces.
Some point to the fact that most of Australia remains essentially empty. Over one-third of all Aussies live in New South Wales, another quarter in Victoria, and 19 percent in Queensland. That adds up to 78 percent, nearly all of whom live in the eastern coastal Green Crescent part of those states. Moreover, with each passing decade, the Australian interior loses population. People are migrating out of the Red Heart, making it even emptier. This situation begs the question: Why not send millions of new immigrants into the interior?
In addition, an “Australia Is One” idea is perhaps implied by the roughly 5 million people who report no religious faith— about one-fourth of the population. Some describe Australia as a “post-Christian” society, though that is certainly an exaggeration. Many Aussies are devout Christians. ” The first theme of the book, “the continent-nation,” describes this potent and enduring force of unity. Australia, the sixth-largest country in the world in terms of land area, is governed as a democracy and achieved both its union and independence in 1901.