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Australia

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Australia is located northwest of New Zealand and south of Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea. The majority of the approximately 25 million inhabitants of Australia live in and near the major metropolitan areas, include Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and the capital of Australia is Canberra.

The Queen of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II reigns as Queen of Australia (a Commonwealth realm) and is the head of state. Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth is besides being Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, she is also Queen of Canada, and New Zealand. The heir apparent of the nation is Prince Charles, the Crown Prince of the UK has been head of the Commonwealth of Nations since 2018.

Indigenous Australians inhabited the continent beginning about 65,000 years ago, prior to the first arrival of Dutch explorers in the early 17th century, who named it New Holland. At the end of the 18th century, the British colonized present-day Australia, who initially used the island as a penal colony for English prisoners. And in the fifties and sixties of the last century, about 450 thousand Dutch emigrated to the hospitable destination Australia. That is why we at playingcardshop.eu also send traditional Dutch playing cards to Australia almost daily with PostNL.

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Around 1800 the first playing cards were exported to Australia from England, and Belgian playing cards manufacturers also exported theire playing cards to Down Under during the 19th century. Australia doesn't have a rich history when it comes to making Australian playing cards made in Australia. Maybe it's because there was probably never a company in Australia whose sole business was producing playing cards in Australia. The most Australian playing cards were manufactured by small local enterprises producing small editions. The playing cards used today by Australian card players for their favorite card game are very much influenced by American playing cards ♣ with court cards based upon designs from the USA. A few card games every card enthusiast in Australia is probably familiar with are Australian Patience, Bridge, Canasta, Crazy Eights, Euchre, Fish, Hearts, Poker, and Whist.

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Did you know that we send playing cards to Australia almost daily in collaboration with the Dutch postal company PostNL. Ordered at playingcardshop.eu on working days before 4:30 pm, shipped the same day!

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