1840 map of Australia - by A. Arrowsmith

1840 map of Australia - by A. Arrowsmith

“Van Diemen’s Land would have been the coolest name for a state but they changed it to Tasmania in 1856. It was a rebranding and apparently, “New Van Diemen’s Land” was too verbose”–pologolfpolo

“It was because “Van Diemen’s Land” had a reputation as a convict hellhole full of horrible murderers and other criminals”–superegz

Romanians in Hungary (1890 census, drawn in 1897)

Romanians in Hungary (1890 census, drawn in 1897)

“Still 59% Romanians compared to top 30% hungarians. And this is a hungarian census that were usually counting gypsies and jews as hungarians. The censuses were usually language based and not ethnic based. Meaning that even if you were a Romanian that knew a bit of hungarian, they’d register you as hungarian”–vladgrinch