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New South Wales

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.

New South Wales

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(Placename) a state of SE Australia: originally contained over half the continent, but was reduced by the formation of other states (1825–1911); consists of a narrow coastal plain, separated from extensive inland plains by the Great Dividing Range; the most populous state; mineral resources. Capital: Sydney. Pop: 7 272 800 (2012). Area: 801 428 sq km (309 433 sq miles)

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a state in SE Australia. 6,115,000; 309,433 sq. mi. (801,430 sq. km). Cap.: Sydney.
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Noun1.New South Wales - an Australian state in southeastern AustraliaNew South Wales - an Australian state in southeastern 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
Sydney - the largest Australian city located in southeastern Australia on the Tasman Sea; state capital of New South Wales; Australia's chief port
Wagga Wagga - a town on the Murrumbidgee River in New South Wales; agricultural trading center
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On the road to Sydney I spent a very pleasant evening with Captain King at Dunheved; and thus ended my little excursion in the colony of New South Wales.
The first map of the outcrop of coal in the Illawarra was probably the hand-coloured geology that Thomas Mitchell added to his own published topographic Map of the Colony of New South Wales of 1834, and gifted to the Geological Society of London in 1838.
It took six months to reach the port of Sydney, in what was then a prison colony, the Colony of New South Wales (Australia did not federate until 1901).
It follows the lives of officers and prisoners in the British penal colony of New South Wales, Australia, in the late 18th century.
In England Mary has been convicted of theft and transported to the colony of New South Wales for the rest of her life.
In 1828 the Colony of New South Wales had about 36,600 European residents, two thirds in the County of Cumberland, one third living in Sydney.
Webber's career in the clandestine press corps alongside Humanitas and the Unpaid Magistrate marks a formative stage in the history of the colony of New South Wales.
In Sophie's Exile, the story continues in the penal colony of New South Wales, where Benjamin Mallory and Marc Moriset have been transported as convicts.
They were all members of the Legislative Council of the Colony of New South Wales.
The story is briefly this: "In 1807 the Rev Samuel Marsden, who was chaplain to the new colony of New South Wales in Australia came back to England on a preaching tour to recruit new missionaries to take Christianity to the Maories in New Zealand.
The Secret River by Kate Grenville is a sedately paced, densely populated book set in the penal colony of New South Wales, Australia, in the early 1800s.
He described how in 1823 "in the City of Cork, Ireland, Margaret Bourke was sentenced to be transported to the Colony of New South Wales for seven years penal servitude.

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