Arthur, 1864–1936, U.S. journalist.
a seaport in and the capital of Queensland, in E Australia.
a state in NE Australia. 670,500 sq. mi. (1,736,595 sq. km).
Capital: Brisbane.
Contemporary Examples

The Best of Brit Lit Peter Stothard September 22, 2009
Pets or Predators? 10 Things About Australia’s Famous Dog, the Dingo Meredith Kaufman June 12, 2012
Australia’s Ominously Bright Night Sky Justin Green December 9, 2012
New Wardrobe Malfunction Today Suggests Kate REALLY Needs Hem Weights Tom Sykes June 12, 2013
Will Her Unborn Child Save Her? Barbie Latza Nadeau May 20, 2009

Historical Examples

The Diary of John Evelyn, Volume II (of 2) John Evelyn
The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete Gilbert Parker
The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8 Various

a port in E Australia, the capital of Queensland: founded in 1824 as a penal settlement; vast agricultural hinterland. Pop: 1 508 161 (2001)
a state of NE Australia: fringed on the Pacific side by the Great Barrier Reef; the Great Dividing Range lies in the east, separating the coastal lowlands from the dry Great Artesian Basin in the south. Capital: Brisbane. Pop: 3 840 111 (2003 est). Area: 1 727 500 sq km (667 000 sq miles)
Brisbane [(briz-bayn, briz-buhn)]

Note: The British settled Brisbane in the early eighteenth century as a penal colony.


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