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Australian region, one of the six prime divisions into which the surface of the earth is divided by zoologists. It contains four sub-regions: (1) the Austro-malayan, including the islands from Celebes and Lombock on the west, to the Solomon Islands on the east; (2) the Australian, consisting of Australia and Tasmania; (3) the Polynesian, including all the tropical islands of the Pacific; and (4) the New Zealand sub-region, consisting of New Zealand, with Auckland, Chatham, and Norfolk Islands.