Complete Definition of "Australia Felix"

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Australia felix#Latin|Felix

  1. An early proposed name for parts of Victoria (Australia) explored by w:Thomas Mitchell|Thomas Mitchell (1792-1855), Latin for “Fortunate Australia” or “Happy Australia”. 1

#: 1839: I named this region Australia Felix, the better to distinguish it from the parched deserts of the interior country where we had wandered so unprofitably and so long. — w:Thomas Mitchell|Thomas Mitchell, Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, volume 2 2
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