Australia: Media System

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    European settlement of Australia commenced with the establishment in 1788 of a British penal settlement in what later became the city of Sydney. While Australia was inhabited by an estimated 750,000 Aboriginal people, the continent was claimed as a possession of the British Empire. By the middle of the nineteenth century Australia comprised six internally self‐governing colonies centered on the capitals of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and Hobart. With federation in 1901 these colonies became States of the Commonwealth of Australia, a constitutional democracy based on a federal division of powers
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedias of Communication
    EditorsWolfgang Donsbach
    Place of PublicationOxford
    ISBN (Print)9781405131995
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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