A newspaper in the UK ran a map of the flooding in Queensland and included a completely non-existent Australian state called “Capricornia.” How odd.


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  1. Maybe they’d read Xavier Herbert’s iconic 1930s novel for which he creates a ‘state’ of this name, or more probably they’d mistaken the central Queensland electorate of Capricornia for a state. But how interesting…

  2. Aaaan – yes, it WAS the Daily Mail!

  3. ah hahahaha, its a wonder they didnt just call us new holland and be done with it!

  4. When I was up in Cairns we just called it FNQ…

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