- "Those men went on to tame a continent, Mr. Khan."
- —James T. Kirk, describing the first Australian colonists.
During the 18th century, the United Kingdom attempted to establish their first Australian penal colony at that location and transported a number of convicts there. Due to the lack of fresh water the colony moved on to what would become Sydney. That colony became the first permanent settlement in Australia.
In the late 20th century Khan Noonien Singh named the ship provided to him and his fellow augments by Gary Seven in order to leave for a habitable world about 100 light years away after this first Australian colony. (TOS episode: "Space Seed"; TOS novel: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2)