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 (kwēns′lənd, -lănd′)
A state of northeast Australia on the Coral Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria. Originally part of the colony of New South Wales, it became a separate state in 1859. Brisbane is the capital and largest city.


(ˈkwiːnzˌlænd; -lənd)
(Placename) a state of NE Australia: fringed on the Pacific side by the Great Barrier Reef; the Great Dividing Range lies in the east, separating the coastal lowlands from the dry Great Artesian Basin in the south. Capital: Brisbane. Pop: 5 027 889 (2012 est). Area: 1 727 500 sq km (667 000 sq miles)


(ˈkwinzˌlænd, -lənd)

a state in NE Australia. 3,277,000; 670,500 sq. mi. (1,736,595 sq. km). Cap.: Brisbane.
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Noun1.Queensland - a state in northeastern AustraliaQueensland - a state in northeastern Australia  
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
Brisbane - capital and largest city of Queensland state; located in the southeastern corner of Queensland on the Pacific; settled by British as a penal colony; 3rd largest city in Australia
Cape York Peninsula - a peninsula in Queensland in northeastern Australia between the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Coral Sea
Moreton Bay - an arm of the Tasman Sea forming a bay to the east of Brisbane
Mount Bartle Frere - the highest mountain peak in Queensland, Australia
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Backwards and forwards between Esher and the Metropole, where the Queenslander is staying, sometimes twice a day; threats, offers, prayers, entreaties, not one of them a bit of good
He offered one to the Queenslander, but Craggs simply tore it in two; the one old boy is as much a character as the other, and between the two of them I'm at my wits' end.
I said I had not seen Raffles since one o'clock, telling the truth with unction while I could; even as we spoke there came a knock at the door; it was the telegram at last, and, after reading it himself, the Queenslander handed it to me.
He's a return Queenslander," Harley interpreted to Villa.
Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman at Challenges training facility today met the current round of participants who are working towards earning a Certificate II in Engineering Pathways, thanks to $217,700 from the Palaszczuk Governments Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.
Queenslanders have been named the "most oversexed" in the 2014 Great Australian Sex Census.
The Health of Queenslanders 2010 biennial report showed escalating rates of obesity, diabetes and poor sun-smart behavior contributing to disease, death and disability.
Maroon will fund up to A$400 million of residential mortgage loans originated by Queenslanders Credit Union Ltd.
The Palaszczuk Government will act quickly to remove a discriminatory and outdated legal restriction that affects Queenslanders who undertake gender reassignment.
Chief health officer Jeannette Young said the number of Queenslanders categorized as overweight or obese was surging, while smoking levels were dipping.
Were on the cusp of hosting the biggest event in the states history and the arrival of the Queens Baton is a reminder to Queenslanders that they can be part of history.
Minister for Women Di Farmer has urged Queenslanders to nominate more women for the 2018 Queensland Greats Awards.

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