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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.
(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)
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.
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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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