Atlas of Ashmore and Cartier Islands
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|The Ashmore and Cartier Islands are located in the Indian Ocean.|
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day the Ashmore and Cartier Islands, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day the Ashmore and Cartier Islands.
|The Ashmore and Cartier Islands are annexed to the United Kingdom in 1878 respectively 1909. The islands remain British until 1933 and become afterwards part of the Northern Territory of Australia. In 1978 administration is transferred from the Northern Territory to the federal government. The territory doesn't have self-government, but is administered by the Australian federal government.|
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