Place:Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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NameAustralian Capital Territory
Alt namesFederal Capital Territorysource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) p 96
TypeTerritory
Coordinates35.5°S 149.0°E
Located inAustralia     (1911 - )
Contained Places
Unknown
Ginnindera
Inhabited place
Canberra ( 1500 - )
Hall
Tharwa
Woden
Suburb
Ginninderra
Majura
Weetangera
Unknown
Reid
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Australian Capital Territory (abbreviated ACT) (formerly, "The Territory for the Seat of Government" and, later, the "Federal Capital Territory") is a territory in the south east of Australia, enclaved within New South Wales. It is the smallest self-governing internal territory in Australia. The only city and by far the most populous community is Canberra, the capital city of Australia.

The need for a National Territory was flagged by colonial delegates during the Federation conventions of the late 19th century. Section 125 of the Australian Constitution provided that following Federation in 1901, land would be ceded freely to the new Federal Government. The territory was transferred to the Commonwealth by the state of New South Wales in 1911, two years prior to the naming of Canberra as the National Capital in 1913. The floral emblem of the ACT is the Royal Bluebell and the bird emblem is the Gang-gang Cockatoo.

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