This is the third year that I have participated in the A-Z Challenge. Last year my posts had an Australian theme, based upon previous visits there and in anticipation of a visit last September and October. I enjoyed that theme, so this year I thought I would again focus on Australia using my last visit as a central catalyst.
The first map is actually a postcard, published in 1916 and shows the clear links to the “British Empire” with the map of the UK added to the top left. I really love the busy aspect of this postcard, which reflects the growth of the Country. I also love the fact that Tasmania looks like it was added as an after thought!
This second map was published around 1923 and I love the detail of the Country. The busy feel and the vastness of such a Continent. I am curious of the tiny representation of Tasmania, and on this map it barely gets more than a mention.