- an island S of Australia: a state of the commonwealth of Australia. 26,382 sq. mi. (68,330 sq. km). Capital: Hobart.
Formerly Van Diemen's Land.
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May 23, 2014
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is Australian, born in Hobart, Tasmania of academic parents who were themselves born in Scotland.Why William Needs a Commoner
November 16, 2010
This is also the case in Queensland, Tasmania and the Samoan islands.The Sexual Question
It is said that some shocks of earthquake in New Zealand have been felt in Tasmania.
Tasmania is about half the size of England, but its population is only 120,000.
Most of the rich estates in Tasmania were originally obtained in this manner.Australia Revenged
My brother's ship was sunk, no one knows where, on the voyage home from Tasmania.The Wisdom of Father Brown
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- an island in the S Pacific, south of mainland Australia: forms, with offshore islands, the smallest state of Australia; discovered by the Dutch explorer Tasman in 1642; used as a penal colony by the British (1803–53); mostly forested and mountainous. Capital: Hobart. Pop: 479 958 (2003 est). Area: 68 332 sq km (26 383 sq miles)Former name (1642–1855): Van Diemen's Land