New South Wales

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New South Wales

  1. One of the six states of Australia. Capital: Sydney. Situated in the south-eastern part of the continent.
  2. (historical) (1770—1850s) The original name conferred on Australia by Captain James Cook, and used to describe the entire eastern portion of the continent.
  3. (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.
  4. (historical) (1631–?) The name of an area of modern Canada stretching from the Nelson River in Manitoba to the James Bay in Ontario.