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Reference Sites

General Encyclopedias


An online encyclopaedia designed for 7-12 year olds.

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Features complete Encyclopaedia Britannica online. Includes Merriam-Webster dictionary and thesaurus.

Fact Monster

Includes dictionary, atlas and almanac.  Some short entries on Australian topics.


An online encyclopaedia to all things Australian.

MSN Encarta

Online access to Encarta encyclopaedia, dictionary and thesaurus.


Where is

Search for Australian maps or get instructions on how to reach a destination.

Wilkins Tourist Maps

Maps and information. Australian places.

Expeditions Atlas

National Geographic maps to interact with or to print.

General Reference

Australian National Botanical Gardens

Search for information on Australian plants.

Governments in Australia

Gateway to governing bodies in Australia.

Biographical Dictionary

Over 28,0000 notable men and women.

Flags of all countries

Flags in alphabetical order.

Population Clock 

Shows Australia's current population.

Find out about symbols, their meanings and their histories.

Time and Date

Find out what time and date it is in any part of the world.

Today's Birthdays

Short biographies for people celebrating their birthday today.

World Religions

Sacred texts of world religions.

Your Guide to Religions of the World

BBC Site which explains Hinduism, Buddism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.