Queensland, also known as the Sunshine State, originally called Cooksland (Cook’s land) and then won the very honorable name – it was chosen because of the great popularity of Queen Victoria– in 1859 when gained independence from New-South-Wales.Queensland is currently one of the centers of Australian tourism, as seaside attractions can be found here, such as the Great Barrier Reef (Great Barrier Reef), or the world famous Gold Coast beaches.

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