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.
- One of the six states of Australia. Capital: Sydney. Situated in the south-eastern part of the continent.
- (historical) (1770—1850s) The original name conferred on Australia by Captain James Cook, and used to describe the entire eastern portion of the continent.
- (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 definitionA governmental unit created on land of another country owned by colonists from a country. (1 of 7 colony definitions)
- (historical) (1631–?) The name of an area of modern Canada stretching from the Nelson River in Manitoba to the James Bay in Ontario.
state of Australia