Talk:Australasia

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Various dictionary definition and other usages for Australasia, supporting various different definitions:-

  • A region consisting of Australia and islands of the south west Pacific
The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary
  • Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands of the the South Pacific Ocean
The Concise Macquarie Dictionary
  • Occasionally used to designate Oceania, which includes all the islands of the Pacific Ocean.
Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia, 1971
  • just Australia and New Zealand
THE HUMAN GENETICS SOCIETY OF AUSTRALASIA.
  • In physical geography, deisignation sometimes applied to all the lands and islands of the Pacific Ocean lying between equator and latitude 47deg south.
Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia, 1971
  • Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand and other nearby islands
The World Book Encyclopedia 1971

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australasia - agrees with this - but somehow Australasian then include Indonesia? SatuSuro 15:42, 5 April 2010 (UTC)