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map of Oceania Australia/Oceania

O' shE an' E a, the islands of the central and south Pacific, including Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia

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Republic of Nauru
Republic of Nauru
Area 8 sq mi (the world's smallest independent republic). Population 9,591. Capital none. Independe from UN Trusteeship Achieved January 31, 1968.
Republic of Kiribati
Republic of Kiribati
Origin of Name "kiribati" is the local pronunciation of "Gilberts," the former name of the island group. Total Area 313 sq mi. Population 105,711. Capital Tarawa. Independence from the United Kingdom Achieved July 12, 1979.
Republic of Vanuatu
Republic of Vanuatu
Origin of Name derived from the words "vanua" (home or land) and "tu" (stand). Total Area 4,706 sq mi. Population 272,264. Capital July 30, 1980. Independence from France and the United Kingdom Achieved July 30, 1980.
Territory of Christmas Island
Territory of Christmas Island
Origin of Name
discovered on Christmas Day, 1643.Area 52 sq mi. Population 2,205. Dependency Status non-self-governing territory of Australia. Capital The Settlement.
Hawaii in 1960
Hawaii in 1960
Natural disasters and political turmoil marked the year 1960 in Hawaii.
Robert Gordon Menzies
Robert Gordon Menzies
twice served as Prime Minister of Australia, from 1939 to 1941 and from 1949-1966. His total of 18 years as Prime Minister, and his unbroken 16-year tenure of office during his second period in the position, is the longest of all Australian Prime Ministers.
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