New South Wales

Proper Noun

  • One of the six states of Australia (country) . Situated in the south-eastern part of the continent.
  • (1770—1850s) The original name conferred on Australia by Captain James Cook, and used to describe the entire eastern portion of the continent.
  • (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.
  • (1631–?) The name of an area of modern Canada stretching from the Nelson River in Manitoba to the James Bay in Ontario.

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