What is Australasia?

  • (noun): Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring islands in the South Pacific.

Australasia

Australasia is a region of Oceania comprising Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. The term was coined by Charles de Brosses in Histoire des navigations aux terres australes (1756). He derived it from the Latin for "south of Asia" and differentiated the area from Polynesia (to the east) and Micronesia (to the northeast). Australasia sits on the Indo-Australian Plate, together with India.

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Mark Brown (golfer)
... He had played golf on the PGA Tour of Australasia, the Canadian Tour and the Asian Tour without much success until 2007 when he had four top ten finishes on the Asian ... held in India and was co-sanctioned by the European Tour and the PGA Tour of Australasia ... He finished 2008 by winning the PGA Tour of Australasia's Order of Merit ...
Lucas Parsons
... He turned professional the following year and joined the PGA Tour of Australasia ... Parsons won seven tournaments on the PGA Tour of Australasia, including the New Zealand Open in 1995 ... Holden International, also a PGA Tour of Australasia event ...
Asia Pacific Transport Consortium
... In 2000, the AustralAsia Rail Corporation awarded the contract to build and operate the Adelaide to Darwin railway line as a Build, Own, Operate and Transfer back project to the Asia ... some assets on the Darwin - Alice Springs section from the AustralAsia Rail Corporation, and subleases of the Alice Springs - Tarcoola, South Australia railway from the ... See also AustralAsia Railway Project ...
Timothy Augustine Coghlan - Statistical Career
... In 1895 appeared Statistics of the Seven Colonies of Australasia 1861 to 1894, called in later issues A Statistical Account of the Seven Colonies of Australasia ... Ewing in The Progress of Australasia in the Nineteenth Century, published in 1903 ...
Australasian Association Of Philosophy
... professional organization of academic philosophers in Australasia, New Zealand, and Singapore ... The purpose of the association is to promote the study of philosophy in Australasia, as well as coordinate professional activities within Australasia and with philosophers in the rest of the world ... The association sponsors the Australasian Journal of Philosophy (AJP), which is Australasia's oldest and most respected philosophy journal and is ranked as one of the top ten ...