Why is Australia called "the land down under"?

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People often call Australia the 'land down under' since it lies south of the equator; basically it refers to its location on Earth. From an Australian point of view, it appears as if the northern hemisphere continents are down under.
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"The land down under" refers to its position on Earth. Australia is the only continent with a permanent population that is entirely below the equator, hence the name, 'Down
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People often call Australia the "land down under" because it lies
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The term Down Under is a colloquialism referring to Australia and (less frequently) New Zealand. It locates Australia as "the land down under" because it lies totally within
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A term used by the British for eons. Look at a globe, instead of an atlas. Britain and Australia are diametrically opposed, so when one is on top, the other is Down Under
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