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1. (Placename) a city in central South Africa; the capital of Northern Cape province: besieged (1899–1900) for 126 days during the Boer War; diamond-mining and -marketing centre, with heavy engineering works. Pop: 62 526 (2001)
2. (Placename) Also called: the Kimberleys a plateau region of NW Australia, in N Western Australia: consists of rugged mountains surrounded by grassland. Area: about 360 000 sq km (140 000 sq miles)
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(ˈkɪm bər li)

a city in E Cape of Good Hope province, in the central Republic of South Africa: diamond mines. 149,667.
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Noun1.Kimberley - city in central South AfricaKimberley - city in central South Africa; center for diamond mining and diamond marketing
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
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References in classic literature ?
There, also, is a deep pit, which, at some time, long-dead men dug out, mayhap for the stones ye speak of, such as I have heard men in Natal tell of at Kimberley. There, too, in the Place of Death is a secret chamber, known to none but the king and Gagool.
One day beggin', next time shammin' tight, and next one o' them old pals from Kimberley what never come when I'm in.
Holmes, and it is the only time that ever I knew what love was-- it fairly drove me mad to think that she was in the power of the greatest brute and bully in South Africa--a man whose name is a holy terror from Kimberley to Johannesburg.
--1979a 'Material culture and trade in the Kimberleys today' in RM Berndt (ed.) Aborigines of the West, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, pp.243-51.
Idriess, Ion L 1937 Over the Range: Sunshine and shadow in the Kimberleys, Angus & Robertson, Sydney.
Over the Range: Sunshine and Shadow in the Kimberleys. Angus and Robertson, Sydney.
KEYWORDS: Pressure flaking, Kimberley points, chronology, collections, technological change
Don Henry and peter Garrett at Diamond Gorge on the Fitzroy River in the Kimberleys in August, on a recent inspection tour for ACF's new Northern Australia program.
(14) Upon Lady Kimberley's death in 1895, Frances Arnold wrote to Lord Kimberley of "the debt of gratitude I owed her for all she has been to Nelly, and I feel how much Nelly will miss her excellent judgement, and most true and affectionate kindness." (15) Nelly too was clearly liked by the Kimberleys.
Kununurra is situated in the East Kimberley just inside the Western Australia border and was originally built to service the Ord Dam and irrigation project.