There are indeed material to be curious (to), Australia is truly a land apart. Its uniqueness is in large part due to its late discovery: Captain James Cook landed there at the end of the eighteenth century, although it is now known that other ships had seen this "terra australis incognita "before his.
This long isolation from the rest of the world has meant that the Australian flora and fauna unlike any other. In addition, the luxurious Australian landscapes are world renowned. This rare blend of ingredients has shaped what we might call the Australian identity, an identity clearly marked despite the cultural diversity of Australian citizens.