Commonwealth of Australia


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Noun1.Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continentCommonwealth 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
walkabout - nomadic excursions into the bush made by an Aborigine
boomerang, throw stick, throwing stick - a curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower
lagerphone - an Australian percussion instrument used for playing bush music; a long stick with bottle caps nailed loosely to it; played by hitting it with a stick or banging it on the ground
swag - a bundle containing the personal belongings of a swagman
tucker-bag - a bag used for carrying food; "the swagman filled his tuckerbag"
Aboriginal Australian, Australian - the Austronesian languages spoken by Australian aborigines
plonk - a cheap wine of inferior quality
British Commonwealth, Commonwealth of Nations - an association of nations consisting of the United Kingdom and several former British colonies that are now sovereign states but still pay allegiance to the British Crown
Australian capital, Canberra, capital of Australia - the capital of Australia; located in southeastern Australia
Australian state - one of the several states constituting Australia
Queensland - a state in northeastern Australia
New South Wales - an Australian state in southeastern Australia
Victoria - a state in southeastern Australia
Tasmania - an Australian state on the island of Tasmania
South Australia - a state in south central Australia
Western Australia - a state containing the western third of Australia
Northern Territory - a territory in north central Australia
Norfolk Island - an island territory of Australia in the Pacific Ocean off the eastern coast of Australia; formerly a British penal colony
Nullarbor Plain - a vast arid plain of southern Australia stretching inland from the Great Australian Bight; has sparse vegetation and no surface water and is almost uninhabited; the site of a major rocket research center
British Empire - a former empire consisting of Great Britain and all the territories under its control; reached its greatest extent at the end of World War I; it included the British Isles, British West Indies, Canada, British Guiana; British West Africa, British East Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand; "the sun never sets on the British Empire"
Gibson Desert - a desert area in western Australia
Great Sandy Desert - a desert region in northwestern Australia to the north of the Gibson Desert
Great Victoria Desert - a desert region in south central Australia to the north of the Nullarbor Plain
Simpson Desert - a desert region of central Australia
Australia - the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
Australian Alps - a range of mountains in Australia that forms the southern end of the Great Dividing Range
billabong - a stagnant pool of water in the bed of a stream that flows intermittently
Cape York - the northern tip of Cape York Peninsula at the Torres Strait; the northernmost point of the Australian mainland
Cape York Peninsula - a peninsula in Queensland in northeastern Australia between the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Coral Sea
Eyre, Lake Eyre - a shallow salt lake in south central Australia about 35 feet below sea level; the largest lake in the country and the lowest point on the continent
Eyre Peninsula - a peninsula of southern Australia
Great Australian Bight - a wide bay of the Indian Ocean in southern Australia; notorious for storms
Great Barrier Reef - the largest coral reef in the world; in the Coral Sea off the northeastern coast of Australia
Eastern Highlands, Great Dividing Range - a mountain range running along the eastern coast of Australia
Carpentaria, Gulf of Carpentaria - a wide shallow inlet of the Arafura Sea in northern Australia
Murray River, Murray - a southeast Australian river; flows westward and then south into the Indian Ocean at Adelaide
Murrumbidgee, Murrumbidgee River - a river of southeastern Australia; flows westward into the Murray River
Namoi, Namoi River - a river in southeastern Australia that flows generally northwest to join the Darling River
Aussie, Australian - a native or inhabitant of Australia
pom, pommy - a disparaging term for a British person
mate - informal term for a friend of the same sex
perisher - bounder
returning officer - the official in each electorate who holds the election and returns the results
sundowner - a tramp who habitually arrives at sundown
swagger, swaggie, swagman - an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
Keith Rupert Murdoch, Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch - United States publisher (born in Australia in 1931)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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Curricula for children from birth to five years (Commonwealth of Australia, 2009) and for students in their first year of school (ACARA, 2015) treat the languages of the local community not only as content, but also as a resource for learning.
Creative Nation (Commonwealth of Australia, 1994), the landmark national cultural policy of the Keating Labor Government, places the sport field largely outside the sphere of the 'cultural' and 'creative', regarding it principally as a competitor for sponsorship with 'cultural organisations':
RMMVA signed the Land 121 Phase 3B contract in 2013 to supply the Commonwealth of Australia with more than 2,500 medium and heavy military logistical trucks, all of which must be pre-treated and painted with APAS certified paint.
Older persons were afforded naturalised rights and entitlements based on perceived earned rights and contribution to society, that is, upon how deserving of a pension a recipient is; whereas for people with disability the newly formed relationship between the Commonwealth and people with a disability was regulatory (Commonwealth of Australia 1908a: 11922; 1908b; 1908c).
Ltd., a local tire sales corporation in the Commonwealth of Australia, with the aim of strengthening its sales of replacement tires in the Australian consumer market.
"The events of a hundred years ago still reverberate around our world today and it had a shattering impact on the young Commonwealth of Australia. "From a population of under five million people, more than 400,000 enlisted, more than 300,000 served overseas, more than 150,000 were wounded and more than 60,000 were killed.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has sent condolences to Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia Peter Cosgrove over the plane crash of Malaysia Airlines, which resulted in deaths of the passengers most of whom were citizens of these countries.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has felicitated the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia Mr.
ABS (2010), Health services: patient experiences in Australia 2009, Cat No 4839.0.55.001, Commonwealth of Australia, 30 July 2010.
Thousands of spectators lined Sydney Harbour as Prince Harry attended the Royal Australian Navy's International Fleet Review (IFR) as a guest of the Commonwealth of Australia.
Our partnership with the Government of Queensland and the Commonwealth of Australia has led to this important addition to the Australian biotechnology industry and will be a key contributor to the entire Asia-Pacific region."
As will be noted in this article, the use of symbols and abbreviations are controlled by very specific guidelines such as those found in the Australian Style Guide (Commonwealth of Australia, 2002), which occasionally differ from those used in NAPLAN testing.

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