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'''Australia''', formerly known as the '''Antipodes''',<ref>{{WBP}}</ref> is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. The capital city of Australia is [[Wikipedia:Canberra|Canberra]].<ref name="wikipedia">[[Wikipedia:Australia|Australia]] at [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
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'''Australia''', formerly known as the '''Antipodes''',<ref>{{WBP}}</ref> is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It lies between the [[Indian Ocean|Indian and]] [[Pacific Ocean]]. The capital city of Australia is [[Wikipedia:Canberra|Canberra]].<ref name="wikipedia">[[Wikipedia:Australia|Australia]] at [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
   
 
==Magical games and sports==
 
==Magical games and sports==
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===Australian Quidditch teams===
 
===Australian Quidditch teams===
 
*[[Thundelarra Thunderers]], a team having his home in [[Thundelarra]], dominated the [[Australian Quidditch League]].<ref name="QTA8"/>
 
*[[Thundelarra Thunderers]], a team having his home in [[Thundelarra]], dominated the [[Australian Quidditch League]].<ref name="QTA8"/>
*[[Woollongong]] is home to the [[Woollongong Warriors]], along with Thunderer's dominated the League.<ref name="woollongong">In real-life, the spelling is ''Wollongong''</ref><ref name="QTA8"/>
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*[[Woollongong]] is home to the [[Wollongong Warriors|Woollongong Warriors]], along with Thunderer's dominated the League.<ref name="woollongong">In real-life, the spelling is ''Wollongong''</ref><ref name="QTA8"/>
   
 
==Magical creatures==
 
==Magical creatures==
   
=== Native to Australia ===
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===Native to Australia===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
Billywig FBCFWW.png|[[Billywig]]
 
Billywig FBCFWW.png|[[Billywig]]
 
Antipodean Opaleye.png|[[Antipodean Opaleye]] (originally from [[New Zealand]])
 
Antipodean Opaleye.png|[[Antipodean Opaleye]] (originally from [[New Zealand]])
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
=== Tropics ===
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===Tropics===
 
Creatures found in the tropical parts of Australia:
 
Creatures found in the tropical parts of Australia:
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Belby - Lethifold attack - FB2017.jpeg | [[Lethifold]]
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LethifoldWU.png | [[Lethifold]]
 
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</gallery>
   
 
====Indian Ocean====
 
====Indian Ocean====
Creatures found within the [[Indian Ocean]]:
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Creatures found throughout the [[Indian Ocean]]:
 
<gallery>Unknown Creature 2 Harry Potter.png | [[Ramora]]</gallery>
 
<gallery>Unknown Creature 2 Harry Potter.png | [[Ramora]]</gallery>
 
===Pacific Ocean===
 
===Pacific Ocean===
Creatures found within the [[Pacific Ocean]]:<gallery>
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Creatures found throughout the [[Pacific Ocean]]:<gallery>
 
Sea Serpent - FBcases.png | [[Sea Serpent]]
 
Sea Serpent - FBcases.png | [[Sea Serpent]]
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
=== Worldwide ===
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===Worldwide===
 
{{Worldwide}}
 
{{Worldwide}}
   
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*[[Nina Young]] who plays the [[Helena Ravenclaw|Grey Lady]] is an Australian actress.<ref name="wikipedianinayoung">[[Wikipedia:Nina Young|Nina Young]] at [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
 
*[[Nina Young]] who plays the [[Helena Ravenclaw|Grey Lady]] is an Australian actress.<ref name="wikipedianinayoung">[[Wikipedia:Nina Young|Nina Young]] at [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
*In {{WBP}}, [[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.
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*In {{WBP}}, [[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.<ref>[http://www.snitchseeker.com/harry-potter-news/j-k-rowling-teases-canadian-australian-wizarding-world-schools-future-reveal-103231/ J.K. Rowling teases Canadian, Australian Wizarding World schools' future reveal] at SnitchSeeker</ref>
 
*[[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.<ref>[http://www.snitchseeker.com/harry-potter-news/j-k-rowling-teases-canadian-australian-wizarding-world-schools-future-reveal-103231/ J.K. Rowling teases Canadian, Australian Wizarding World schools' future reveal] at SnitchSeeker</ref>
   
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
 
 
[[fr:Australie]]
 
[[fr:Australie]]
 
[[pl:Australia]]
 
[[pl:Australia]]
 
[[ru:Австралия]]
 
[[ru:Австралия]]
[[Category:Australia|Australia]]
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[[Category:Australia|Australia]]
[[Category:Islands]]
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[[Category:Oceania]]
 
[[Category:Oceania]]

Latest revision as of 18:35, September 6, 2019

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. It lies between the Indian and Pacific Ocean. The capital city of Australia is Canberra.[2]

Magical games and sportsEdit

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

Emblem of theNational Quidditch team

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 teamsEdit

Magical creaturesEdit

Native to AustraliaEdit

TropicsEdit

Creatures found in the tropical parts of Australia:

Indian OceanEdit

Creatures found throughout the Indian Ocean:

Pacific OceanEdit

Creatures found throughout the Pacific Ocean:

WorldwideEdit

The following creatures are all found worldwide:

Magical historyEdit

Known locationsEdit

SydneyMetro

Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney

Australia

Australian desert

CitiesEdit

LandformsEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Nina Young who plays the Grey Lady is an Australian actress.[6]
  • 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.[7]

External linksEdit

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  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 Deathly Hallows, Chapter 6 (The Ghoul in Pyjamas)
  6. Nina Young at Wikipedia
  7. J.K. Rowling teases Canadian, Australian Wizarding World schools' future reveal at SnitchSeeker
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