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Australia led by Windradyne[1] is a custom civilisation by LastSword[2], with contributions from hangman. An adapted version of this mod has since been made (Wiradjuri (Windradyne)) as the official download is no longer available, as well as to address the lack of Australian mods.

This mod requires Brave New World or Gods and Kings.



Human habitation of the Australian continent is estimated to have begun between 42,000 and 48,000 years ago, possibly with the migration of people by land bridges and short sea-crossings from what is now South-East Asia. These first inhabitants may have been ancestors of modern Indigenous Australians. At the time of European settlement in the late 18th century, most Indigenous Australians were hunter-gatherers, with a complex oral culture and spiritual values based on reverence for the land and a belief in the Dreamtime. The Torres Strait Islanders, ethnically Melanesian, were originally horticulturalists and hunter-gatherers.The northern coasts and waters of Australia were visited sporadically by fishermen from Maritime Southeast Asia.


Windradyne (c. 1800 – 21 March 1829) was an Aboriginal warrior and resistance leader of the Wiradjuri nation, in what is now central-western New South Wales, Australia; he was also known to the British settlers as Saturday. Windradyne led his people in the Bathurst War, a frontier war between his clan and British settlers.

Dawn of Man[]

"The history of Aboriginal Australians is thought to have spanned 40,000 to 45,000 years, although some estimates have put the figure at up to 80,000 years before European settlement. The Aboriginal Australians lived with a strong dependence with the land, and also the water. Each group developed skills for the area in which they would live – hunting or fishing or gathering. The path of Australian Aboriginal history changed radically after the 18th- and 19th-century settlement of the British: Indigenous people were displaced from their ways of life, were forced to submit to European rule, and were later encouraged to assimilate into Western culture. Since the 1960s, reconciliation has been the pursuit of European Australian–Aboriginal Australian relations.

Oh, Windradyne, great warrior and leader of Australian people. Your clan needs you once more in this neverending race to glory. Can you make a civlization that will stand (upside down) test of time?"


Leaderscene by LastSword

Introduction: "Have you heard the story about Wayamba the Turtle man? Act wisely to not follow his fate."

Introduction: "Nhangka warntu? How are you, friend? I think we can hunt together unless you are the Goannas. We share nothing with Goannas."

Defeat: "They ran on and on, although they became very tired, they had to keep running. Eventually, they came to the edge of the land, where the water began and they knew that to survive, they would have to fight."

Defeat: "Russel Crowe shall avenge me."



Scout plenty and early to discover many new Natural Wonders, which provide unique bonuses as well as Happiness and strong tile yields. The Wamarr is a sturdier Archer which has the potential to cover more ground, so use them for Scouting too. The Bora Ring's Pantheon effects give random bonuses, but the +2 Happiness in every City is useful. Liberty is recommended to secure all the Natural Wonders early.

Unique Attributes[]

Australia (Windradyne)

Art by LastSword


Can see additional Natural Wonders.


Art by LastSword

Wamarr (Archer)
  • +2 Combat Strength.
  • Small chance of gaining additional Movement Points.

Art by LastSword

Bora Ring (Circus)
  • Provides the benefit of a new random Pantheon Belief each turn.
  • Does not require Horse or Ivory - instead, requires the City to follow a Pantheon or Religion.
Unique Natural Wonders Tile Yield Additional Effect
Bungle Bungles 2 Production Production, 1 Gold Gold, 3 FaithIcon Faith. Doubles religious pressure emanating from City if it's within City's borders.
Kata Tjuta 2 Production Production, 3 CultureIcon Culture. All cities acquire 3 new Plots if discovered as neutral territory.
Jim Jim 2 Food Food, 4 CultureIcon Culture. Grants 50 CultureIcon Culture if discovered as neutral territory.
MacKenzie Falls 2 Food Food, 2 Gold Gold, 2 CultureIcon Culture, 2 FaithIcon Faith. Grants +1 Citizen in all Cities if discovered as neutral territory.
Naracoorte Caves 3 Production Production, 2 Gold Gold. Additional +5 Science Science after researching Archaelogy.
Nourlangie Rock 3 Production Production, 1 Science Science, 1 CultureIcon Culture, 1 FaithIcon Faith. Free Promotion for adjacent units: Nourlangie Spirit (-5% penalty to adjacent enemies).
The Pinnacles 4 Production Production, 1 Science Science. Increases City Health by 100 if it's within City's borders.
The Twelve Apostles 1 Food Food, 1 Science Science, 4 FaithIcon Faith. Grants 5% FaithIcon Faith discount if it's within your borders.
Three Sisters 1 CultureIcon Culture, 1 Production Production, 1 Science Science. Increases City's CultureIcon Culture, Production Production and Science Science by 10% if it's within City's borders.
Ubirr 1 Production Production, 3 Food Food. Increases length of Goldenage Golden Ages by 25% if it's within your borders.

As with standard Natural Wonders, each discovered raises Global Happiness by 1, and is affected by the One With Nature Pantheon. Unlike regular Natural Wonders, they can be traversed through.


Peace Theme War Theme

Winradyne - Winradjuri - Peace


Winradyne - Winradjuri - War

"The Dreamtime" by Peter Gundry. "Paradise Lost" by Brand X Music.

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Full Credits List[]


Steam Workshop (deleted)

Latest Version: BNW v. 1
Last Updated: 13th January 2015


  • Peter Gundry: Peace Theme, "The Dreamtime".
  • hangman: Wamarr Model[3].
  • Brand X Music: War Theme, "Paradise Lost".
  • LastSword: All else.

Notes and References[]

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