New Sooth Wales
New Sooth Wales (abbreviatit as NSW), is Australie's maist populous state, an is locatit in the sooth-east o the kintra, north o Victoria, sooth o Queensland, east o Sooth Australie, wast o Jervis Bay Territory an encompasses the whole o the Australian Caipital Territory. The colony o New Sooth Wales wis foondit in 1788 an oreeginally comprised muckle o the Australian mainland, as well as Van Diemen's Land, Lord Howe Island an Norfolk Island in addition tae the aurie currently referred tae as the state o New Sooth Wales, which wis formed during the Federation in 1901.
When Breetain annexed New Zealand in 1840, it briefly became a pairt o New Sooth Wales. Durin the 19t century lairge auries wur successively separatit tae form the Breetish colonies o Tasmanie (established as a separate colony named Van Diemen's Land in 1825), Sooth Australie (1836), Victoria (1851) an Queensland (1859).
Inhabitants o New Sooth Wales are referred tae as New Sooth Welsh or New Sooth Welshmen. New Sooth Wales's lairgest ceety an caipital is Sydney.
New Sooth Wales contains ane third (33%) o Australie's population.
- A.H. McLintock (ed), An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand”, 3 vols, Wellington, NZ:R.E. Owen, Government Printer, 1966, vol 3 p. 526.'