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'''Australia''', formerly known as the '''Antipodes''',<ref>''[[Wonderbook: Book of Potions]]''</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. 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==
 
[[File:AustralianFlag.jpg|right|thumb|250px|A [[1994 Quidditch World Cup|1994]] [[Quidditch World Cup]] attendee waving an Australian flag.]]
 
[[File:AustralianFlag.jpg|right|thumb|250px|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">''[[Quidditch Through the Ages (real)]]'' - Chapter 8 (''The Spread of Quidditch Worldwide'')</ref>
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[[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>
   
 
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."<ref name="QTA8"/>
 
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."<ref name="QTA8"/>
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==Magical Beasts and Beings==
 
==Magical Beasts and Beings==
*[[Gilderoy Lockhart]] claimed to have defeated the [[Wagga Wagga Werewolf]]. [[Wagga Wagga]] is an inland city/town in Australia.<ref name="CS10">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' - Chapter 10 (''The Rogue Bludger'')</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. A real legend exists in Australia about a beast with a similar name, the ''Bunyip''.<ref name="FBTF">''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)]]'' - ''An A-Z of Fantastic Beasts''</ref>
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*The [[Billywig]] is native to Australia. A real legend exists in Australia about a beast with a similar name, the ''Bunyip''.<ref name="FBTF">{{FB|R}} - ''An A-Z of Fantastic Beasts''</ref>
 
*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"/>
 
*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"/>
   
 
==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">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' - Chapter 6 (''The Ghoul in Pyjamas'')</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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==Behind the scenes==
 
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*[[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 ''[[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 [[1600s|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.
   
 
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==Notes and References==
 
==Notes and References==

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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 Beasts and Beings

Magical History

Known locations

SydneyMetro

A photo of Sydney featuring Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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.

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. 7.0 7.1 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - An A-Z of Fantastic Beasts
  8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 6 (The Ghoul in Pyjamas)
  9. Nina Young at Wikipedia
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