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New South Wales


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A state of southeast Australia on the Tasman Sea. Settled in 1788 as a British penal colony, it is Australia's oldest state. Sydney is the capital and largest city.

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  • proper noun One of the six states of Australia, situated in the south-eastern part of the continent, with its capital at Sydney.
  • proper noun historical (1770 - 1850s) The original name conferred on Australia by Captain James Cook, and used to describe the entire eastern portion of the continent.
  • proper noun historical (1788 - 1901) The colony that was founded in 1788, which grew progressively smaller as other colonies were separated from it, and became a state in 1901.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an Australian state in southeastern Australia


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  • It was on Jan. 26, 1788, that the Union Jack was first raised in Sydney Cove, as a fleet of 11 convict ships were anchored to begin British colonization of the territory they called New South Wales - the eastern half of the continent.

    mental_floss Blog 2009

  • In the Australian exhibits it is only fair to begin with New South Wales, which is the oldest British colony on the island, and may be said to be the mother of the others, as Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland have been subdivided from time to time.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. October, 1878. Various

  • We, reposing especial trust and confidence in your loyalty, courage and experience in military affairs, do, by these presents, constitute and appoint you to be Governor of our territory called New South Wales, extending from the northern cape or extremity of the coast called Cape

    A Source Book of Australian History Gwendolen H. [Compiler] Swinburne

  • Captain Phillip had been appointed Governor of all New South Wales, that is from Cape York to Van Diemen's Land, still supposed to be part of the mainland.

    A Book of Discovery The History of the World's Exploration, From the Earliest Times to the Finding of the South Pole

  • He had heard of a certain vessel that would start in three days for the rising colony called New South Wales, and he almost wished that he had taken his passage in her.

    Lady Anna 1874

  • The government of these several divisions is modelled upon that of New South Wales, which is in fact the parent colony of them all.

    Foot-prints of Travel or, Journeyings in Many Lands Maturin Murray Ballou 1857

  • Stowaway dies after falling from truck A STOWAWAY has died after falling off the back of a truck in southern New South Wales. | Top Stories 2012

  • Fears for boy, 7, missing in Murrumbidgee River near Wagga Wagga GRAVE fears are held for a seven-year-old boy who fell into a fast flowing river in southern New South Wales yesterday and was carried downstream. | Top Stories 2011

  • One dead, one trapped in Hume Highway accident ONE person is dead and another is trapped after an accident which has closed the Hume Highway in southern New South Wales. | Top Stories 2011

  • Man stabbed in stomach with kitchen knife A 19-year-old has allegedly stabbed an older man in the stomach with a kitchen knife during a domestic dispute in southern New South Wales. | Top Stories 2012


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