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New South Wales definition


This page has 4 definitions of New South Wales in English. New South Wales is a proper noun. Also define these 7 related words and terms: Australia, Sydney, colony, state, Canada, Manitoba, and Ontario.


Proper noun

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.
    • Colony definition
      A governmental unit created on land of another country owned by colonists from a country. (1 of 7 colony definitions)
  4. (historical) (1631–?) The name of an area of modern Canada stretching from the Nelson River in Manitoba to the James Bay in Ontario.