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==Magical games and sports==
 
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[[File:AustralianFlag.jpg|right|thumb|250px|A [[1994 Quidditch World Cup|1994]] [[Quidditch World Cup]] attendee waving an Australian flag]]
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[[File:AustralianFlag.jpg|250px|thumb|right|A [[1994 Quidditch World Cup|1994]] [[Quidditch World Cup]] attendee waving an Australian flag]]
   
 
[[Quidditch]] is believed to have become popular in Australia in the [[18th century]]. Because large parts of the Australian outback is remote and uninhabited, they make ideal locations for [[Quidditch]] pitches. Australia also has its own [[Australian National Quidditch team|National Quidditch team]] and [[Australian National Quidditch Stadium|National Quidditch Stadium]]. The Australian Quidditch League also includes teams from other countries of Oceania.<ref name="QTA8">{{QTA|B|8}}</ref>
 
[[Quidditch]] is believed to have become popular in Australia in the [[18th century]]. Because large parts of the Australian outback is remote and uninhabited, they make ideal locations for [[Quidditch]] pitches. Australia also has its own [[Australian National Quidditch team|National Quidditch team]] and [[Australian National Quidditch Stadium|National Quidditch Stadium]]. The Australian Quidditch League also includes teams from other countries of Oceania.<ref name="QTA8">{{QTA|B|8}}</ref>
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==Magical creatures==
 
==Magical creatures==
*[[Gilderoy Lockhart]] claimed to have defeated the [[Wagga Wagga Werewolf]]. [[Wagga Wagga]] is an inland city/town in Australia.<ref name="CS10">{{COS|B|10}} </ref><ref name="Wagga">In real life, Lockhart is an Australian town, 65 kilometres from Wagga Wagga. [[J.K. Rowling]] revealed in an interview her inspiration for [[Gilderoy Lockhart]]'s name, which was not this town.</ref>
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*[[Gilderoy Lockhart]] claimed to have defeated the [[Wagga Wagga Werewolf]]. [[Wagga Wagga]] is an inland city/town in Australia.<ref name="CS10">{{COS|B|10}} </ref><ref name="Wagga">In real life, Lockhart is an Australian town, 65 kilometres from Wagga Wagga. [[J. K. Rowling]] revealed in an interview her inspiration for [[Gilderoy Lockhart]]'s name, which was not this town.</ref>
 
*The [[Billywig]] is native to Australia.
 
*The [[Billywig]] is native to Australia.
*The [[Antipodean Opaleye]] is a [[dragon]] breed native to [[New Zealand]] though it is said to have migrated to Australia when room is scarce in its native land.<ref name="FBTF">[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (companion book)|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them]]</ref>
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*The [[Antipodean Opaleye]] is a [[dragon]] breed native to [[New Zealand]] though it is said to have migrated to Australia when room is scarce in its native land.<ref name="FBTF">{{FB|R}}</ref>
   
 
==Magical history==
 
==Magical history==
*[[Hermione Granger]], in an effort to protect her [[Muggle]] parents from [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], [[False Memory Charm|altered their memories]] to give them different identities making them want to move to Australia. [[Hermione Granger's father|Mr.]] and [[Hermione Granger's mother|Mrs. Granger]] stayed there temporarily under the aliases Wendell and Monica Wilkins until the [[Second Wizarding War]] ended and Hermione restored their memories.<ref name="DH6">{{DH|B|6}}</ref>
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*[[Hermione Granger]], in an effort to protect her [[Muggle]] parents from [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]], [[False memory charm|altered their memories]] to give them different identities making them want to move to Australia. [[Hermione Granger's father|Mr]] and [[Hermione Granger's mother|Mrs Granger]] stayed there temporarily under the aliases Wendell and Monica Wilkins until the [[Second Wizarding War]] ended and Hermione restored their memories.<ref name="DH6">{{DH|B|6}}</ref>
   
 
==Known locations==
 
==Known locations==
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Revision as of 22:10, July 15, 2017

Australia, formerly known as the Antipodes,[1] is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. The capital city of Australia is Canberra.[2]

Magical games and sports

AustralianFlag

A 1994 Quidditch World Cup attendee waving an Australian flag

Quidditch is believed to have become popular in Australia in the 18th century. Because large parts of the Australian outback is remote and uninhabited, they make ideal locations for Quidditch pitches. Australia also has its own National Quidditch team and National Quidditch Stadium. The Australian Quidditch League also includes teams from other countries of Oceania.[3]

Australian, just as many other Antipodean Quidditch players are characterised by their speed and showmanship. Two dominating teams had so much enmity to each other that a popular response to an unlikely claim or boast arose in Australian wizarding community: "Yeah, and I think I’ll volunteer to ref the next Thunderer–Warrior game."[3]

Australian Quidditch teams

Magical creatures

Magical history

Known locations

Behind the scenes

  • Nina Young who plays the Grey Lady is an Australian actress.[9]
  • In Wonderbook: Book of Potions, Zygmunt Budge refers to Australia in a manner implying it was well known in Britain during his lifetime. This is either an anachronism (the first recorded European discovery of Australia was in 1606, roughly a century after Budge's work) or an indication that wizarding Britain discovered Australia earlier than the Muggles.
  • J. K. Rowling has confirmed that there is a wizarding school Australian wizards may attend, and confirmed that information on the School will be revealed.[10]

External links

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Wonderbook: Book of Potions
  2. Australia at Wikipedia
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 8 (The Spread of Quidditch Worldwide)
  4. In real-life, the spelling is Wollongong
  5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 10 (The Rogue Bludger)
  6. In real life, Lockhart is an Australian town, 65 kilometres from Wagga Wagga. J. K. Rowling revealed in an interview her inspiration for Gilderoy Lockhart's name, which was not this town.
  7. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 6 (The Ghoul in Pyjamas)
  9. Nina Young at Wikipedia
  10. J.K. Rowling teases Canadian, Australian Wizarding World schools' future reveal at SnitchSeeker
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