State of Australia, in the W third of the continent: 976,792 sq mi (2,529,880 sq km); cap. Perth.
Webster's New World
One of the six states of Australia, occupying the western third of the content, with its capital at Perth.
(historical, till 1901) The British colony that is now the state of Western Australia.
A state of western Australia comprising most of the western half of the Australian continent. Western Australia was settled as a British colony after the 1830s. Perth is the capital and largest city.
Western-australia Sentence Examples
But they have been separated by the foundering of the Coral Sea and the Tasman Sea, which divided the continent of Australia from the islands of the Australasian festoon; and the foundering of the band across Australia, from the Gulf of Carpentaria, through western Queensland and western New South Wales, to the lower basin of the Murray, has separated the Archean areas of eastern and western Australia.
The sea does not appear to have extended completely across Australia, breaking it into halves, for a projection from the Archean plateau of Western Australia extended as far east as the South Australian highlands, and thence probably continued eastward, till it joined the Victorian highlands.
The comparative richness of proteaceous plants in Western Australia and South Africa first suggested a common source for these primitive types.
Of the larger kangaroos, which attain a weight of 200 lb and more, eight species are named, only one of which is found in Western Australia.
The Myrmecobius of Western Australia is a bushy-tailed ant-eater about the size of a squirrel, and from its lineage and structure of more than passing interest.