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Western Australia

a state in W Australia. 975,920 sq. mi. (2,527,635 sq. km).
Capital: Perth.
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Western Australian, adjective, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There was, as we know, just such a man in Western Australia.

    Herbert Hoover Vernon Kellogg
  • Up to schedule time we arrived at Albany in Western Australia.

  • My dear, you dont think Id have let you bury yourself in Western Australia?

    The Circle W. Somerset Maugham
  • A rise in the numbers from Western Australia has lately been noticed.

  • In the evening we had music—pianos are as common in Western Australia as in England.

    The Bushman Edward Wilson Landor
  • There is no country in the world so safe for the traveller as Western Australia.

    The Bushman Edward Wilson Landor
  • From that time transportation was limited to Western Australia and the Bermudas.

    The Seven Curses of London James Greenwood
  • He was an escaped convict from Freemantle, Western Australia.

    Mrs. Falchion, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • Two went next—to try their luck in Western Australia; they were plasterers.

    While the Billy Boils Henry Lawson
British Dictionary definitions for Western Australia

Western Australia

a state of W Australia: mostly an arid undulating plateau, with the Great Sandy Desert, Gibson Desert, and Great Victoria Desert in the interior; settlement concentrated in the southwest; rich mineral resources. Capital: Perth. Pop: 1 969 046 (2003 est). Area: 2 527 636 sq km (975 920 sq miles)
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