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)
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Conservative mistrust was based on the concern expressed by political leaders that the Invalid Pension could perpetuate recipient malingering and idleness (see parliamentary debates in Commonwealth of Australia 1908a; 1908b).
625% Fixed Rate Notes due June 25, 2014 Guaranteed by the Commonwealth of Australia (the "Series 2009-B76 Notes")
Department of Health (2013a), Annual Medicare Statistics (website), Commonwealth of Australia.
Australia's Future Tax System (AFTS) (2010a) Report to the Treasurer, December 2009: Part One--Overview (released 2 May), Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra.
The issue will be guaranteed by the Commonwealth of Australia under the Deed of Guarantee, dated November 20, 2008.
The proceedings were instituted in December 2002 in response to a properly executed application for prompt release by the Russian Federation requesting that the Commonwealth of Australia release the fishing vessel The Volga and her crew.
Commonwealth of Australia 1937 Aboriginal Welfare: Initial conference of Commonwealth and State Aboriginal authorities held at Canberra, 21-23 April 1937, Commonwealth Government Printer, Canberra.
Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Quentin Bryce will grace this year's independence celebrations.
1) 'Garnaut Climate Change Review: Draft Report,' June 2008, Commonwealth of Australia.
New York, NY) announced that notification was received that its patent application entitled, "Low Oxygen Organic Waste Bioconversion System" has been granted by the Commonwealth of Australia Patent Office and given a Standard Patent number of 2002227224.
1901 - Federation of the Commonwealth of Australia.

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