Western Australia


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Western Australia

A state of western Australia comprising most of the western half of the Australian continent. Western Australia was settled as a British colony after the 1830s. Perth is the capital and largest city.

Western Australia

n
(Placename) a state of W Australia: mostly an arid undulating plateau, with the Great Sandy Desert, Gibson Desert, and Great Victoria Desert in the interior; settlement concentrated in the southwest; rich mineral resources. Capital: Perth. Pop: 2 517 200 (2013 est). Area: 2 527 636 sq km (975 920 sq miles)

West′ern Austral′ia


n.
a state in W Australia. 1,731,700; 975,920 sq. mi. (2,527,635 sq. km). Cap.: Perth.
West′ern Austral′ian, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Western Australia - a state containing the western third of AustraliaWestern Australia - a state containing the western third of 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
Perth - the state capital of Western Australia
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Western Australia

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James's Uncle Frederick was always talking more or less about the Colonies, having made a substantial fortune out in Western Australia, but it was only when James came down from Oxford that the thing became really menacing.
Munarra Gully Cu-Au-Co Project, Cue - Western Australia
Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray: "We are delighted to bring even more quality rugby league to Western Australia, with the legendary Sydney Roosters set to make WA their 'home away from home' for the next three years.
Monday's tremor had a depth of 10 kilometres and has an epicentre in the Indian Ocean, close to Derby in Western Australia.
Agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank has said that it has appointed a regional manager for Western Australia.
The ceremony was attended by a number of academic officials and employees representing The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Murdoch University and Edith Cowan University.
"The direct flights have the potential to change the way people travel between Europe and Australia and give us the opportunity to sell Perth and Western Australia as the place to start a holiday in Australia.
EGA has sourced alumina, the feedstock for aluminium smelters, from Western Australia since EGA's operations began in 1979.
The Premier of Western Australia met with Emirates airlines this week to discuss the twice daily flight from Dubai to Perth, the senior official said on Wednesday.
In March, the Labor Party, led by Mark McGowan, unseated the incumbent Liberal Party, which had held a majority in the Parliament of Western Australia for more than eight years.
Alcoa Inc said two of its buildings have been destroyed but its Western Australia alumina refining operations were unaffected by the fire.
In the context of increasing US military presence in Australia, historians with connections to Western Australia describe the first US defence facility established in Australia during peacetime, the US Naval Communication Station at North West Cape in Western Australia in 1963.

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