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Australia
Ghost town
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Bolivar
Elevation 161 ft (49 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 691679

Australia (also Australia Landing) is a ghost town located in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. Australia was located on the Mississippi River.

Andrew Jackson Donelson, a planter, purchased 1,579 acres (639 ha) of land at Australia in 1857.

Australia had a post office from 1858 to 1908.

The population was 38 in 1900.

The "Cessions Towhead Chute", a cutoff constructed on the Mississippi River, left Australia situated on a narrow channel no longer used for navigation.

Nothing remains of the settlement.

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