The word ‘land down under’ mainly refers to Australia as well as sometimes to New Zealand. The word is generally used by outsiders who are not from Australia. The country is famous for its commonwealth. The name was given to this reason as the European explorers are looking for the land which is below the continent of Asia. These are how the name land down under was given to Australia and sometimes to New Zealand. The word land down under basically stands for this one reason, and as the country is being found in the land below the continent of Asia, they are known to be the land down under.
For more than 200 million years ago, the country was not in a position where they are now. It is a part of the continent which no longer exists in the world. The continent is made up of all the continents to form Australia. Australia is considered to be the first continent that breaks away from Africa and South America. It is being believed that the continent is shifting till now. In research, it is being found that the continent is moving away from the equator by 70mm every year. These rate is being considered to be the equivalent to the growth rate of the human hair or human nails.
There presence of the ocean all surrounding the Australian region provides circulation of ocean winds in the continent, which enable the country to experience humid and dry temperatures. In the past, the explorer did not know much about the land, and as the country is in the almost southern hemisphere below the continent of Asia, it is considered to be the land down under as it is located below all the continent all around the world. The discovery of the Australian region is discovered by the explorer when they started discovering the Asian region. Therefore, it is the main reason for the continent of Australia to be considered as the land down under. These are the main reason for the country to be considered as the land down under and it is quite appropriate to be called so by the outsiders. Initially, Australia was named as the ‘Terra Australis Incognita.’ The meaning of the word is unknown southern land. Australia lies almost in the southern hemisphere in the global map within the Antarctica continent. The location of the continent is below many countries as well as all the continent all around the world, so the name is quite appropriate and justified in the process. Therefore, it can be said that the continent is land down under.
E.g., the continent of Australia is below the southern hemisphere below all the continent all around the world and that to in the Antarctica continent. So, the explorer from the European region named the continent as the land down under, and the continent is being discovered by the explorer only after they come across the continent of Asia. Australia is officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia. Therefore, it can be said that the continent is below all the continent and the country is gradually shifting towards the southern hemisphere. These automatically justify the name that is being given to the country and sometimes the name is also being used for New Zealand. As both, the countries lies below all the countries as well as the continent, so that is the main reason for the outsiders to acknowledge the countries as the land down under.
The term is being used since the late 19th century, and the persistence of the media use of the term has led to its wide acceptance and usage. The song men at work song ‘Down Under’ has also become the patriotic rallying song for Australia. Even the boxing champion Kostya Tszyu who won the Russian-Australian boxing championship is named as ‘the thunder from down under.’ Also, the Australian Snooker player Neil Robertson is acknowledged with the same name. The film set in Australia is not allowed to use the word ‘down under’ in their films. The tour down under is a cycling race in and around South Australia which was started in the year 2009 has been the inaugural event which starts the UCI World Tour ranking calendar. The discovery of the Australian region is discovered by the explorer when they started discovering the Asian region. Therefore, it is the main reason for the continent of Australia to be considered as the land down under. These are the main reason for the country to be considered as the land down under and it is quite appropriate to be called so by the outsiders. Initially, Australia was named as the ‘Terra Australis Incognita.’ New Zealand sometimes misinterprets the name, but generally, the name is provided to the Australian region. Hence it can be said that the name is being justified to some extent, but the Australian treated the name as a foul word for them, and that is the main reason the Australian do not use the word, but the word is being used by the outsider who does not belong to Australia. Hence, it is important to understand by the people of Australia that they are called with that name as they are located in the southern hemisphere in the Antarctic continent. These are the few things is the reason for calling Australia to be the land down under.
The Australian feels agitated when the country is termed as the land down under. The country was named so just because they stay in the Antarctic continent along with the lower than all the countries as well as the continent, which is not justified in this content to feel agitated by the people of Australia. These need to be understood by the people that they are not called land down under on the other sense. Australia is considered to be the land down under as they are below all the continent as well as the countries all around the world. Therefore, it can be considered that the name is being given based on the location of the continent and not to mock the people of the country or to disrespect them. These need to be understood by the people of Australia so that they do not feel agitated with the word.
The explorer is giving the word as they do not possess any knowledge regarding the land which is unknown to them and that is the main reason for the explorer to provide the name land down under and which is appropriate and justified to some extent. Hence, this is important for the people of the country to understand and make peace with the word so that their mental peace can be restrain in the process and they can cherish that they are different from the other continent as well as country all around the world. In the end, it is essential to look after the matter so that the country is shifting away so that the countrymen can take up the initiative by taking precaution in the process and which is quite essential for the people who are living in Australia as the country is shifting towards the Antarctica region so the people need to take the precaution and adjust with the climatic change so that they can live in the region in the near future. These are important to understand so that they can survive in the continent as well and can safeguard the resources for the future generation.
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