Commonwealth of Australia, a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, consisting of the federated states and territories of Australia and Tasmania. 2,974,581 square miles (7,704,165 square kilometers). Capital: Canberra.
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The company also operates in Australia, and has about 800,000 members overall.Online wine sales continue to grow, but can they — or should they — replace local shops? | Dave McIntyre | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
This week, we have two outstanding values in red wines — an affordable merlot from Tuscany and a splurge-worthy mataro from Barossa in Australia.An unexpected merlot from Tuscany surprises with complex flavors — and a $15 price tag | Dave McIntyre | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
The good news is there is still time for radical improvement if Australia wants to keep pace with their major allies and trading partners.'If This Task Was Urgent Before, It’s Crucial Now.' U.N. Says World Has 10 Months to Get Serious on Climate Goals | Aryn Baker | February 26, 2021 | Time
The service is also expected to launch in Nordic countries within a few weeks and in Australia sometime later this year.Paramount+ will carry new Star Trek series Strange New Worlds and Prodigy | Samuel Axon | February 25, 2021 | Ars Technica
In this recording – taken in Sherbrooke Forest, in Victoria, Australia – a throng of several species of songbirds have aggregated into a noisy mob in response to a threat.A single male lyrebird can mimic the sound of an entire flock | Jake Buehler | February 25, 2021 | Science News
He did travel to China and Australia while the story was unfolding.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting | Ruben Navarrette Jr. | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
A variety of systems were in place across countries like the United Kingdom, France, and Australia.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea | Rich Goldstein | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Dwarf mistletoe is freaky, freaky, freaky stuff,” says David Watson, an ecologist at Charles Sturt University in Australia.
In 1996, Bourjerdi was granted political asylum and went to Australia as a refugee.
As a cafe in Sydney, Australia came under siege by a hostage-taking gunman on Monday, those nearby attempted to flee the area.
He is dancing on an outcrop (that means a ledge of rock) in the middle of Australia at six o'clock before breakfast.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
Description of the shoals and reefs in the neighbourhood of the coasts of Australia.
Finally, we left Australia on the 9th of June, four months after our first landing on its sunny shores.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
The goldfields of Australia are historic, and the silver, lead and zinc mines of Broken Hill deserve particular mention.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Its habitat in Australia is known to extend as wide as twenty-four degrees of latitude, and twenty-six degrees of longitude.
British Dictionary definitions for Australia
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)
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Cultural definitions for Australia
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