Atlas of the Coral Sea Islands
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|Map of the Coral Sea Islands|
|Map of the Coral Sea|
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day the Coral Sea Islands, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day the Coral Sea Islands.
|The Coral Sea Islands were first charted in 1803; in the 1870 and 1880s the islands were mined for guano but the absence of a permanent supply of fresh water prevented long-term habitation. The Coral Sea Islands are part of the Australian province of Queensland. of Australia since its independence. During World War II in april 1942 it was the theatre of the Battle of the Coral Sea, in which Japan defeated the United States. These two maps are about this battle. The Coral Sea Islands become a separate Australian territory in 1969.|
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