Place:Jervis Bay, Australia

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NameJervis Bay
TypeTerritory
Coordinates35.167°S 150.667°E
Located inAustralia
Contained Places
Inhabited place
Greenpatch
Jervis Bay Village
Wreck Bay Village
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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The Jervis Bay Territory ( or ) is a territory of the Commonwealth of Australia. It was surrendered by the state of New South Wales to the Commonwealth Government in 1915 so that the Federal capital at Canberra would have "access to the sea".

It was administered by the Department of the Interior (and later by the Department of the Capital Territory) as if it were part of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), although it has always been a separate Commonwealth territory. The perception that it is part of the ACT stems from the fact that under the terms of the Jervis Bay Territory Acceptance Act, the laws of the ACT apply to the Jervis Bay Territory. In 1989, when the ACT achieved self-government, the Department of The Arts, Sport, The Environment, Tourism and Territories took over responsibility for the JBT's administration, and it has since been administered by various Commonwealth Departments responsible to the Minister for Territories.

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