@pinkfishies and @kehh Thank you for your replies. I think the thing that was confusing me is that if I add in "place hierarchy - Australia and in the next level of the hierarchy- Victoria and then look in New Place I see Australia and Victoria in the same level. From this I deduct that if you want to have an hierarchal list of Australia and its Provinces and cities etc you have to compile this under New Place and not place hierarchies. If this be the case then how do you import a precompiled hierarchical list of Places. It seems not under "place hierarchies" Hope I have explained this clearly.