Definition of New south wales

1. Noun. An Australian state in southeastern Australia.

Group relationships: Australia, Commonwealth Of Australia
Generic synonyms: Australian State
Terms within: Sydney, Wagga Wagga

Definition of New south wales

1. Proper noun. One of the six states of Australia, situated in the south-eastern part of the continent, with its capital at Sydney. ¹

2. Proper noun. (historical) (1770 - 1850s) The original name conferred on Australia by Captain James Cook, and used to describe the entire eastern portion of the continent. ¹

3. Proper noun. (historical) (1788 - 1901) The colony that was founded in 1788, which grew progressively smaller as other colonies were separated from it, and became a state in 1901. ¹

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Medical Definition of New south wales

1. A state in southeastern Australia. Its capital is sydney. It was discovered by captain cook in 1770 and first settled at botany bay by marines and convicts in 1788. It was named by captain cook who thought its coastline resembled that of south wales. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of New south wales

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1901)
"Parkes threw himself -with unbounded energy into the great struggle for the establishment of responsible government in New- South Wales. ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Marble is found in many parts of new south wales and South Australia. Kaolin, fire-clays and brick-clays are common to all the states. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Martin, 'History of new south wales' (1836) ; Burton, 'Constitution of Government of ... 'Progress of new south wales' (1886) ; Gane, 'new south wales and ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"It would be easy to imagine that the foundation of new south wales, ... The settlers of new south wales (they asserted) would principally be collected from ..."

5. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1911)
"[12 Mar. 1819] p. 559. Accounts relating to convicts, viz.: [1. An account of victualling the several ships taking convicts to new south wales, ..."

6. Proceedings by Royal Colonial Institute (Great Britain) (1896)
"TA Brassey, CE Bright, CMG (Victoria), CD Buckler, F. Buehl, Sir H. Bulwer, GCMG, AH Burt (Trinidad), AB Butterworth, (new south wales), AF Calvert (Western ..."

7. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1903)
"The Wealth and Progress of new south wales, 1900-01. By TA Coghlan. ... New South Wales. Annual Report of the Department of Mines, new south wales, ..."

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