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ID: 7001834
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Western Australia (state)  Western Australia (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 16 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -16.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 127 30 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 127.5000  decimal degrees

Note: First sighted by Europeans 1616 (Hartog); wide climatic variation including deserts and semi-tropical areas; agricultural & mining region; site of US naval communications center; chief cities are Perth and Fremantle.

Names:
Western Australia (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Australia (nation)  ........  Australia (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Western Australia (state)  ............  Western Australia (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)  ............  established 1890; last to ratify federation 1900
first level subdivision (C)
annex (H)  ............  formal possession by England, 1791-1829
colony (H)  ............  British, 1829-1890
penal settlement (H)  ............  1850-1888

Sources and Contributors:
Western Australia..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
................................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
................................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) plate 10
................................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1329
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) plate 10
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1329
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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