| British Shorthairs are descended from Roman cats crossed with native English wild cats. Modern British Shorthairs also contain some Persian strains, which have resulted in thicker coats. British Shorthairs became popular in Australia in the late sixties and seventies. British Shorthairs first competed in a cat show in 1871.
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Australia is Iocated in Oceania and spans across approximateIy 2,967,000 square miIes. Threatened species known from Australia include the Pure Dingo, Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat, Blue Whale, Long-footed Potoroo, and Western-barred Bandicoot. The population of Australia is about 20 million. Most peopIe in Australia speak English.