AUSTRALIAN-MACEDONIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS .- are established with the beginning of the emigration of Macedonians to Australia (end of ⅩⅠⅩ v.). A branch of the MPO (1936) was established in Melbourne, in Perth, the first Macedonian cultural association "Edinstvo" (1939), a network of Macedonian organizations (1941-1946), a conference was held for their unification in the Macedonian Astronautical People's Union (1946) and in Melbourne formed the first Macedonian church municipality abroad (1960). Australia recognizes the Republic of Macedonia on 15 Ⅱ 1994 Diplomatic relations are established on 20. Ⅹ 1995. First Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Australia to the Republic of Macedonia is Noel Donald Campbell (Noel Donald Campbell). First Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to Australia is Viktor Gaber. LIT: Ivan Katardziev, Macedonian political emigration after the Second World War, Skopje, 1994; Achilles Tunte, Republic of Macedonia – first decade (19901999), Skopje, 2005. T. Peter.