- 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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The messenger boy, too, stopped to stare at the Tasmanian flamingo.
This Tasmanian Wild Man outfit will do for a hermit disguise.
I'll now go to the Tasmanian Company's offices and hear all about the rescue.Australia Revenged
The Tasmanian merchants met them on the shore of the royal province.
At one time a price of £100 was put on the head of the Tasmanian tiger.Peeps At Many Lands: Australia
- of or relating to Tasmania or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Tasmania
- 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
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