The Australia Station was the British—and later Australian—naval command responsible for the waters around the Australian continent. It was under the command of the Commander-in-Chief, Australia.
Famous quotes containing the words australia and/or station:
“I like Australia less and less. The hateful newness, the democratic conceit, every man a little pope of perfection.”
—D.H. (David Herbert)
“I introduced her to Elena, and in that life-quickening atmosphere of a big railway station where everything is something trembling on the brink of something else, thus to be clutched and cherished, the exchange of a few words was enough to enable two totally dissimilar women to start calling each other by their pet names the very next time they met.”
—Vladimir Nabokov (18991977)