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Australasia, a region o Oceania, comprises Australie, New Zealand, the island o New Guinea, an neighbourin islands in the Paceefic Ocean. Charles de Brosses coined the term (in French an aa Australasie) in Histoire des navigations aux terres australes[1] (1756).

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  1. de Brosses, Charles (1756). Histoire des navigations aux terres Australes. Contenant ce que l'on sçait des moeurs & des productions des contrées découvertes jusqu'à ce jour; & où il est traité de l'utilité d'y faire de plus amples découvertes, & des moyens d'y former un établissement [History of voyages to the Southern Lands. Containing what is known concerning the customes and products of the countries so far discovered; and treating of the usefulness of making broader discoveries there, and of the means of setting up an establishment there] (in French). Paris: Durand. Retrieved 2013-12-08.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |trans_title= (help)