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ID: 7001992
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Tasmania (state)  Tasmania (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 43 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -43.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 147 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 147.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Europeans arrived in 1642 (Dutch Tasman); British settled in 1803 as penal colony; had Anglo-Aboriginal conflicts late 19th cen.; Tasmanian Aboriginals were extinct 1876; island has unique animal species, including Tasmanian Devil; largest city is Hobart.

Names:
Tasmania (preferred,C,V)
Tasmanien (C,O)
Van Diemen's Land (H,V)  ............ until 1856
Tasmanian (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 Tasmania (state)  ............  Tasmania (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)  ............  statehood gained 1901
first level subdivision (C)
island (C)
penal settlement (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Tasmania..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 637
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 12
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1190
Tasmanian..........  [VP]
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Tasmanien..........  [VP]
....................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-173
Van Diemen's Land..........  [VP]
................................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 357
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 637
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-173
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 12
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 357
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1190
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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