Canberra



a city in and the capital of Australia, in the SE part, in the Australian Capital Territory.
a continent SE of Asia, between the Indian and the Pacific oceans. 2,948,366 sq. mi. (7,636,270 sq. km).
Commonwealth of, a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, consisting of the federated states and territories of Australia and Tasmania. 2,974,581 sq. mi. (7,704,165 sq. km).
Capital: Canberra.
Contemporary Examples

U.S. Embassy In Australia Promotes Anti Drone Movie Josh Rogin October 29, 2013
China Slams Dalai Lama’s Obama Visit Daniel Stone July 15, 2011
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MH370 Debris Is Lost Forever, Can the Plane Be Found Without It? Clive Irving September 6, 2014
Pakistan’s Musharraf Has Been Accused of Knowing Osama bin Laden’s Hideout Bruce Riedel February 13, 2012

Historical Examples

Ullr Uprising Henry Beam Piper
Uller Uprising Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
Uller Uprising Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
Down Under With the Prince Everard Cotes
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noun
the capital of Australia, in Australian Capital Territory: founded in 1913 as a planned capital. Pop: 309 799 (2001)
noun
a country and the smallest continent, situated between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific: a former British colony, now an independent member of the Commonwealth, constitutional links with Britain formally abolished in 1986; consists chiefly of a low plateau, mostly arid in the west, with the basin of the Murray River and the Great Dividing Range in the east and the Great Barrier Reef off the NE coast. Official language: English. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: dollar. Capital: Canberra. Pop: 23 029 674 (2013 est). Area: 7 682 300 sq km (2 966 150 sq miles)
Canberra [(kan-buhr-uh, kan-ber-uh)]

Note: The first settlements there were penal colonies for British convicts.

Note: Its aboriginal tribes, which still exist today (see aborigines), are thought to have migrated from Southeast Asia twenty thousand years ago.

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