Australia was claimed by the British Empire as a colony in 1788. British convicts were sent to Australia’s penal colony and were often recruited to work on Free Colonists’ farms. Australia became a nation within the British Empire in 1900.
Christianity in Public Life: A Conversation with John Anderson, Australian Statesman
John Anderson, former Australian Prime Minister discusses Australian political conservatism and religious life. He notes that Australians align with the US in its political conservatism. They have rejected Liberal views.
Australia identifies with the US as its hero, because the US defended Australia in World War II.