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 Definition of Australia - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The Australian Capital Territory was formed from New South Wales in 1911 to provide a neutral place for the proposed new federal capital of Canberra (Melbourne was the temporary capital from 1901 to 1927).
The 7,686,850 km² Australian landmass is on the Indo-Australian Plate and is surrounded by the Indian, Southern and Pacific oceans, and separated from Asia by the Arafura and Timor seas, with total of 25,760 km of coastline.
Australian literature is also influenced by the landscape; the works of writers like Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson captured the iconic Australian bush.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Australia   (4525 words)

 Australian Capital Territory article - Australian Capital Territory detail detail Chief Minister Stanhope Area km² ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Australian Capital Territory (ACT), chiefly the site of Canberra (population 308,700), Australia's capital city, is situated between the country's two largest and rival cities, Melbourne and Sydney.
The present site was chosen in 1908, with additional territory at Jervis Bay (now a naval base on the NSW coast) allocated so the national capital could have a sea port.
The territory was initially known as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Australian_Capital_Territory   (611 words)

 Australia Now - Australia's Coat of Arms
However, a Coat of Arms for the city of Canberra, the national capital of Australia, was granted by King George V in 1928.
Until the Northern Territory was granted self-government on July 1, 1978, it was administered by the federal government, and used the national Coat of Arms.
The Coat of Arms of the island State was granted by King George V in 1917 and the description of the Arms embodies the motto, Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness).
www.dfat.gov.au /facts/coat_of_arms.html   (1106 words)

 Definition of Western Australia - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The state capital is the city of Perth which has an estimated population of 1,433,217(2003) and lies on the south-western coastline; it is the centre of a metropolitan area which is home to almost three quarters of the state's residents.
Whilst the sovereign of Western Australia is the Queen of Australia (Queen Elizabeth II), and executive power nominally vested in her State representative the Governor (currently John Sanderson until August 2005, to be replaced by Governor-elect Ken Michael), executive power is effectively administered by the premier and ministers.
Interestingly, in a referendum in April 1933, 68% of voters voted for the state to leave the Commonwealth of Australia with the aim of returning to the British Empire as an autonomous territory.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Western_Australia   (893 words)

 Industry (from Australian Capital Territory) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Australian federal territory flag consisting of a yellow field (background) with a vertical blue stripe at the hoist.
A white Southern Cross constellation is on the stripe, and the field bears a stylized version of the Canberra coat of arms.
Except for the Antarctic Territory, which is on the continent of Antarctica, the Australian External Territories are all islands in the Indian, Pacific, and Southern oceans.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-42454?tocId=42454   (844 words)

 Parliament@Work - Australian Capital Territory
Section 125 of the Australian Constitution says that the seat of the Commonwealth Government will be in territory given to or acquired by the Commonwealth; that this place should belong to the Commonwealth and that it should be located in New South Wales "not less than 100 miles from Sydney".
However, the Coat of Arms for Canberra, the national capital of Australia, was granted by King George V in 1928.
The Gang Gang Cockatoo was adopted as the Faunal Emblem for the Territory on 27 February 1997.
www.parliament.curriculum.edu.au /act.php3   (795 words)

 Australia Subdivisions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Since the Northern Territory was never a British Colony, it never was given a colonial badge as used by the States.
That most of the Australian state flags are so poor in representing their locations is the result of history - but that same history prevents many from redesigning the flags so that they serve their principle purpose of being identifiable and representative of the state.
Australian State Governors started to change their respective flags to slight variations of the respective State Flags, with the addition of the St.
www.flagspot.net /flags/au-.html   (1258 words)

 Flags & Emblems of Australia
The present coat of arms was granted in 1912 by King George V. It consists of a shield composed of six parts, each containing a badge for each state.
The Australian flag was usually flown in conjunction with, often in an inferior position to, the Union Flag of the UK well into the 1960s despite the requirements of the Flags Act 1953.
When the Australian National Flag is raised or lowered, or when it is carried past in a parade or review, all present should face the flag, men should remove their hats and all should remain silent.
www.irishaustralia.com /Australian/Anthem/flagsetc.htm   (2554 words)

 Australia and its States, Sports, Food, Animals and Plants
The Australian Capital Territory was founded as a Federal Territory on 1 January 1911, as capital cities go, Canberra is a newcomer.
In the centre of the gold fly is a modified form of the arms of the City of Canberra, whilst the Southern Cross appears in the blue bar at the hoist.
The coat of arms of Australia's capital was granted in 1928.
www.angelfire.com /al2/Australia/ACT.html   (686 words)

 Welcome to Australia
The Australian flag, has the Union Jack (the British flag) - represents the past link with England, the seven pointed stars - represents the states and territories of Australia.
The Australian Coat of Arms is displayed above to the left and the Queensland Coat of Arms to the right.
The Australian Wildlife has got to be some of the finest in the world, as you will see by the photos I have displayed.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Stream/2787/australia.html   (876 words)

 Northern territory:Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
He represented the country as suitable for settlement, and application was accordingly made to the Imperial Government for permission to annex the whole of the territory laying between the 26 degree of south latitude and the seaboard, and the meridians of 129 degrees and 138 degrees east longitude.
In 1864 the first colonising expedition to the Northern Territory was dispatched from Adelaide; a settlement was established at Escape Cliffs, Adam Bay, but the location, being found unsuitable, the colonists, in 1870, removed to Port Darwin, which has since remained the official centre.
The Northern Territory is now a Commonwealth Territory with its own Parliament and Chief Minister.The capital, Darwin, is a modern city whose links with Indonesia and Papua New Guinea continues trade and migration patterns that have been going on for thousands of years.
www.grandpapencil.com /austral/nthter.htm   (207 words)

 Northern Territory Identity, Flag, Coat of Arms, Floral & Animal Emblems - Aussie-Info.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
All State flags, except the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory, use the Australian flag, based on the Blue Ensign, but have the particular badge of that State on the right hand side where the Southern Cross would be.
The Coat of Arms was granted by Queen Elizabeth in 1978.
This is the only Australian Coat of Arms to contain all the bird, animal and floral emblems for that state/territory.
www.aussie-info.com /places/nt/identity   (227 words)

 Flag etiquette for the Australian Flag
When the Australian National Flag is flown alone on top of, or in front of a building where there are two flagpoles, it should be flown on the flagpole to the left of the observer facing the flag.
When the Australian National Flag is flown alone on top of, or in front of, a building where there are more than two flagpoles, it should be flown as near as possible to the centre.
The Australian National Flag should never be displayed with the Union down except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-flags/etiquette.htm   (1943 words)

 Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 2 Hansard (20 May) Page 373   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Historically, of course, the coat of arms reflects the original builder of the building and the role that the Supreme Court played as the Supreme Court of a Commonwealth Territory.
There are many courts, for example, that still bear an imperial coat of arms, reflecting their original role as courts directly responsible to the Crown of the United Kingdom.
I do not think that these days any such coats of arms are installed over such courts or such buildings; but certainly they are retained where they already exist in many cases because of the early history of the courts concerned.
www.hansard.act.gov.au /hansard/1998/week02/373.htm   (490 words)

 Articles - Australian Capital Territory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
In Australia's Federal Parliament, the ACT is represented by four members: two Senators, and two members of the House of Representatives; the Division of Fraser and the Division of Canberra.
Apart from Canberra city, the Australian Capital Territory also contains agricultural land (sheep, dairy cattle, vineyards and a small amount of crops), and a large area of national park (Namadgi National Park), much of it mountainous and forested.
Because of its elevation and distance from the coast, the Australian Capital Territory experiences four distinct seasons, unlike many other Australian cities whose climates are moderated by the sea.
www.centralairconditioners.net /articles/Australian_Capital_Territory   (1107 words)

 ACT Chief Minister's Department - Flags and Emblems for the ACT
The creation of the Coat of Arms of the City of Canberra originated from a request by the Commonwealth Department of Defence to the Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs and Territories in July 1927.
In August 1927 the Federal Capital Commission (FCC) announced a competition to design a Coat of Arms for the FCC and for the City of Canberra.
Blue and white are the livery colours of the City (shown by the wreath above the shield on the Canberra City Coat of Arms), while blue and gold are the traditional sporting colours of the ACT and were taken from the national blue and gold appearing on the wreath of the Australian Coat of Arms.
www.cmd.act.gov.au /flags   (681 words)

 New South Wales: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about New South Wales
Also known as the Premier State, it was founded in 1788, it originally comprised much of the Australian mainland, but over the 19th century much of it was succesively separated to form the British colonies of: Victoria, Queensland, and South Australia along with its Northern Territory.
Known the world over for the picturesque harbour of its capital, Sydney, as well as combining the heart of the Australian financial sector with a population that loves the outdoor life from beaches to caving, to riding or sailing.
The national capital is Canberra in the ACT.
www.encyclopedian.com /ns/NSW.html   (376 words)

Australia's capital is Canberra in the Australian Capital territory (ACT), which ceded from New South Wales (NSW) in 1911 to Australia and its seaport Jervis Bay in 1915.
Although this paints a harsh picture there are in Australia a wealth of beauty including the rain forests of Northern Queensland, the snow fields of the Australian Alps and the forests of South Western Australia, pictured here, it is a temperate region of vast beauty and ageless tree's.
The southern forests of Western Australia (WA) are indeed ageless, the Jarrah, Karri, Tingle and Gum tree's are a sight to behold.
australasia.freewebsitehosting.com /australia.htm   (655 words)

 Northern Territory
The present coat of arms was granted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1978.
The Northern Territory comprises one-sixth of Australia's land mass, and is 1,346,200 square kilometres in area.
Darwin is the administrative centre of the Northern Territory.
www.hendrashs.qld.edu.au /australia/nt.html   (389 words)

 ARMS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Coat of Arms of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Coat of Arms of the Republic of the Congo
Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom
www.worldhistory.com /surname/US/A/ARMS.htm   (116 words)

 Australian Army National Memorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The memorial incorporates two larger than life bronze soldier figures on an elevated base which is rugged and stepped to symbolise the Army's relationship with the Australian continent.
The figures stand on a podium which is paved in the radiating pattern of the Army's rising sun insignia.
Australian soldiers during the trench warfare of the First World War.
www.skp.com.au /memorials/pages/00003.htm   (391 words)

 Australian Symbols (Geobop's Symbols)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Red, white and blue were featured in the first coat of arms of the Commonwealth in 1908 and are the colors of Australia's national flag.
A lion and an eastern gray kangaroo are depicted on the coat of arms.
Mammal: koala (Phascolarctus cinereus) faunal emblem, 1959 (1971?) A red deer (Cervus elaphus) is depicted on the coat of arms.
www.geobop.com /symbols/world/australia   (750 words)

 Australian Standards
Australian Western Standard Time or AWST is a time zone eight hours ahead of UTC.
This is the Perl script used to generate the tables for the 8 Australian States and Territories.
perl gen.pl "Australian Capital Territory" # # Wikitext will appear on standard output, and unless you comment out the relevant # lines, it will be copied to the Windows clipboard also.
www.artistbooking.com /trips/13/australian-standards.html   (668 words)

 Press Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The 20c coin featuring Lisa's design, a 50c piece depicting the Northern Territory Coat of Arms and a $1 coin showing the Centenary of Federation are combined in a Three-Coin set for the Northern Territory.
The Northern Territory Coin Set is the sixth in a series of nine to be released by the Royal Australian Mint for all Australian States and Self-governing Territories during 2001.
All State and Territory coin sets will feature the common $1 coin depicting the Centenary of Federation logo, a 50c piece depicting the respective State/Territory Coat of Arms, and a 20c coin unique to each State/Territory designed by school students.
www.ramint.gov.au /press_releases/nt_stud_design.cfm   (836 words)

 soc.culture.australian FAQ (Part 4 of 6) (monthly posting)
Ashmore and Cartier Islands are administered by the Northern Territory.
Jervis Bay Territory is administered by the Australian Capital Territory.
The Australian women's team is the best in the world; I believe there has even been some TV coverage of Test and/or One-day cricket recently.
www.faqs.org /faqs/australian-faq/part4   (9382 words)

 Australian Aboriginal --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Both people and languages (or dialects) were associated with stretches of territory, and the largest entities recognized by the people were language-named groups,...
The Australian writer K. Langloh Parker was a pioneering collector of aboriginal folklore.
Her landmark book Australian Legendary Tales, published in 1896, became a classic of Australian literature.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9011318   (734 words)

 Facts about Australia for Australian Immigrants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
• The capital of the Northern Territory is Darwin.
• Approximately 43% of the Australian population is born overseas or with at least one parent both overseas.
• The Australian Government's official emblem - or coat of arms — was granted by King George in 1912 and consists of a shield containing the badges of the six States.
www.floramolawyers.com /facts_australia.php   (1073 words)

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