- You may be looking for the cricket side.
Early history Edit
Circa 35,500 BC, Monarch travelled to Earth in his ship. Australia was the site of his first visit. He abducted several Aborigines, including their leader Kurkutji, and gave them android bodies. He promised Kurkutji rulership of his people when Monarch made his final visit to conquer the planet. (TV: Four to Doomsday)
The Dutch explorer Tasman charted the north and west coasts of Australia and he called the land New Holland. In later years, the south coast was charted by Captain James Cook of the Endeavour and, on 28 April 1770, his nephew Isaac became the first Englishman to step foot on the east coast. The British Empire claimed the land of Australia and used it as a prison colony to ship convicts to. The idea was recommended to the British government by Joseph Banks after he was confronted by Ian Chesterton who accidentally gave Banks the idea. (AUDIO: The Transit of Venus)
20th century Edit
In the 1970s, the Third Doctor, in an attempt to escape his exile, got the TARDIS to materialise in the Australian desert, where, with the aid of Murray Stevens and some Aborigines, he thwarted Rudolph Steiner's Gemini Plan. (COMIC: Gemini Plan)
Some time later, a group of Daleks based underneath Antarctica used captured nuclear submarine the USS Jefferson to attack Sydney. Their plan to use the city as a base from which to convert humans into Daleks and conquer Earth was defeated by the Doctor with the aid of Lt Davis. (COMIC: *Sub Zero)
Later still, the Doctor and Sir Humphrey Picton visited an Australian radio telescope base to observe the test run of Dr Louis French's new radio wave accelerator. The Doctor realised that its use would cause disaster, and tried in vain to prevent it. The accelerated radio waves disrupted Earth's atmosphere, creating a huge storm that heavily damaged the research station and resulted in French's death. (COMIC: Is Anyone There?)
In 1979, the remains of Skylab fell over Australia. One piece endangered Paul Forbes, who was in the Gibson Desert, but he was saved when the Seventh Doctor advised him to take three steps to the left. (PROSE: Three Steps to the Left)
In 1995, the Doctor, Ace and Bernice Summerfield visited the interdimensional café in Glebe. (PROSE: Set Piece) At the same time, Kathy Chambers set up her Chambers Pharmaceuticals company in Brisbane as cover for experiments with Cybermen technology. (AUDIO: The Gathering)
21st century Edit
On 22 September 2006, Brisbane's phone network was hit by an electronic attack to cover for the creation of System. Tegan Jovanka was running a small animal feed company in the city at the time, having taken it over from her father. (AUDIO: The Gathering)
In 2008, UNIT Australia fought off an advance party of Ice Warriors. (COMIC: The Age of Ice) In the same year, Australia's national science agency CSIRO was part of a teleconference on the Atraxi crisis. (TV: The Eleventh Hour)
In 2009, after Earth was returned from the Medusa Cascade, Sydney was one of the cities celebrating. (TV: Journey's End) Later that year, Australia was among the nations which agreed to let John Frobisher speak on their behalf to the 456. (TV: Children of Earth: Day Three) John O'Brian and his parents visited Australia in 2009 for three weeks. (AUDIO: The Ghost House)
In 2018, Australia was part of the Australasian Zone and the malevolent Ramón Salamander had set up a research facility there back in 2013: here, he had tricked scientists into causing "natural" disasters. An anti-Salamander group under Giles Kent was based near the facility. The Second Doctor and his companions Jamie McCrimmon and Victoria Waterfield arrived on an Australian beach and were drawn into Kent and Salamander's machinations. (TV: The Enemy of the World)
In 2096, Australia was the most stable nation on Earth after the Myloki conflict of the 2060s, due to a dispersed population and comparative wealth. (PROSE: The Indestructible Man) However, soon afterwards Australia fell victim to the massive economic and social upheavals caused by widespread use of the Interstitial Mass Transit System, becoming destitute and starving. Many Australians fled, most of them ending up at the Achebe Gorge refugee camp. (PROSE: Transit)
Far future Edit
In the 51st century, Australia was either part of or occupied by the Supreme Alliance. Magnus Greel became known as "the Butcher of Brisbane" for his horrific experiments carried out there. (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang; AUDIO: The Butcher of Brisbane) By this time, Brisbane was known as "the Brisbane Death Zone." (AUDIO: The Butcher of Brisbane)
In 200100, Australia and its neighbours collectively formed Australasia. When the Daleks attacked Earth, Australasia was referred to as "just... gone" after a bombing run. (TV: The Parting of the Ways)
The primary language in Australia was English (TV: A Christmas Carol), for Australia was settled by the British. However, there were also many languages spoken by the Aborigines (PROSE: Invasion of the Cat-People), both prior to European settlement (TV: Four to Doomsday) and afterwards.
Other facts Edit
One of the Fourth and Fifth Doctor's companions, Tegan Jovanka, was a native of Australia, having grown up on her father's farm near Brisbane. (TV: Logopolis) Her aunt Vanessa was also from Australia (TV: Logopolis), as was her cousin Colin Frazer (TV: Arc of Infinity) and her maternal grandfather Andrew Verney (TV: The Awakening).
Behind the scenes Edit
- Janet Fielding is Australian while Katy Manning is a naturalised Australian citizen.
- The spin-off, K9, is produced in Australia.
- Australia was the second country to buy Doctor Who and the only country to buy every missing episode — except, of course, "The Feast of Steven", which was never exported anywhere.