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ID: 7001867
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Canberra (inhabited place)  Canberra (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 35 16 34 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -35.2760  decimal degrees
Long: 149 08 04 E  degrees minutes   Long: 149.1344  decimal degrees

Note: Parliament transferred from Melbourne 1927 & opened by Duke of York; name derived from Aboriginal term for "meeting place"; site of High Court, university & painting gallery.

Names:
Canberra (preferred,C,V)
Canberry (H,V)
Canbury (H,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 Australian Capital Territory (territory)  ............  Australian Capital Territory (territory) (P)
Hierarchy of Canberra (inhabited place)  ................  Canberra (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  indigenous inhabitants were Ngunnawal people; settled in 1824 by stockmen
city (C)
national capital (C)  ............  since 1927, site was chosen in 1909
regional capital (C)
judicial center (C)
educational center (C)
cultural center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Australia .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Oceania) [7000490]

Sources and Contributors:
Canberra..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 114
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 795
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 38
.................  Ward, correspondence (1998)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 214
Canberry..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 795
Canbury..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 795
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 114
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 795
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -1563952
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 38
..................  Ward, correspondence (1998)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 214
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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