Australian Capital Territory

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The Australian Capital Territory, formerly known as the Federal Capital Territory until 1938 and commonly referred to as the ACT, is a federal territory of Australia containing the Australian capital city of Canberra and some surrounding townships.wikipedia
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Canberra

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The Australian Capital Territory, formerly known as the Federal Capital Territory until 1938 and commonly referred to as the ACT, is a federal territory of Australia containing the Australian capital city of Canberra and some surrounding townships. While the overwhelming majority of the population reside in the city of Canberra in the ACT's north-east, the territory also includes some surrounding townships such as Williamsdale, Naas, Uriarra, Tharwa and Hall.
The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory; 280 km south-west of Sydney and 660 km north-east of Melbourne.

New South Wales

NSWNew South Wales, AustraliaColony of New South Wales
It is located in the south-east of the country and is an enclave within the state of New South Wales.
The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state.

Uriarra Village, Australian Capital Territory

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While the overwhelming majority of the population reside in the city of Canberra in the ACT's north-east, the territory also includes some surrounding townships such as Williamsdale, Naas, Uriarra, Tharwa and Hall.
Uriarra Village is a township in the Australian Capital Territory established in 1928 at the foothills of the Australian Alps.

Tharwa, Australian Capital Territory

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While the overwhelming majority of the population reside in the city of Canberra in the ACT's north-east, the territory also includes some surrounding townships such as Williamsdale, Naas, Uriarra, Tharwa and Hall.
Tharwa (postcode 2620) is a township within the Australian Capital Territory, 35 km south of Canberra, the capital city of Australia.

Hall, Australian Capital Territory

HallVillage of Hall
While the overwhelming majority of the population reside in the city of Canberra in the ACT's north-east, the territory also includes some surrounding townships such as Williamsdale, Naas, Uriarra, Tharwa and Hall.
Hall is a township in the north of the Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Namadgi National Park

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The ACT also includes the Namadgi National Park which comprises the majority of land area of the territory.
Namadgi National Park is a protected area in the south-west of the Australian Capital Territory, bordering Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales.

Jervis Bay Territory

Jervis BayJervis Bay, New South WalesA small peninsula
Despite a common misconception, the Jervis Bay Territory is not part of the ACT although the laws of the Australian Capital Territory apply as if Jervis Bay did form part of the ACT.
It was surrendered by the state of New South Wales to the Commonwealth Government in 1915 so that the Australian Capital Territory would have access to the sea.

University of Canberra

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Several major universities also have campuses in the ACT including the Australian National University, the University of Canberra, the University of New South Wales, Charles Sturt University and the Australian Catholic University.
The University of Canberra (UC) is a public university in Bruce, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

Parliament of Australia

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This includes the Parliament of Australia, the High Court of Australia, the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Australian War Memorial.
The upper house, the Senate, consists of 76 members: twelve for each state, and two each for the territories, Northern Territory (including Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands) and the Australian Capital Territory (including Norfolk Island and the Jervis Bay Territory).

Australian Senate

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Residents of the territory elect three members to the House of Representatives and two Senators to the Australian Senate.
There are a total of 76 Senators: 12 are elected from each of the six Australian states regardless of population and 2 from each of the two autonomous internal Australian territories (the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory).

Charles Sturt University

Mitchell College of Advanced EducationCharles Stuart University(CSU)
Several major universities also have campuses in the ACT including the Australian National University, the University of Canberra, the University of New South Wales, Charles Sturt University and the Australian Catholic University.
Charles Sturt University (CSU) is an Australian multi-campus public university located in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Queensland.

Australian Defence Force Academy

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This includes the Parliament of Australia, the High Court of Australia, the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Australian War Memorial.
ADFA is located in the suburb of Campbell, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, near the Australian Government district of Russell.

Australia

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The Australian Capital Territory, formerly known as the Federal Capital Territory until 1938 and commonly referred to as the ACT, is a federal territory of Australia containing the Australian capital city of Canberra and some surrounding townships.
The Federal Capital Territory (later renamed the Australian Capital Territory) was formed in 1911 as the location for the future federal capital of Canberra.

Ngunnawal

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The principal group occupying the region were the Ngunnawal people.
The Ngunnawal are an indigenous Australian people of southern New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

Government of Australia

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Founded after Federation as the seat of government for the new nation, all important institutions of the Australian federal government are centred in the territory. Section 125 of the new Australian Constitution provided that land, situated in New South Wales and at least 100 miles from Sydney, would be ceded to the new federal government.
In addition, Australia has several "territories", two of which are self-governing: the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and the Northern Territory (NT).

Queanbeyan River

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A second expedition was mounted shortly thereafter and they became the first Europeans to camp at the Molonglo (Ngambri) and Queanbeyan (Jullergung) Rivers.
The Queanbeyan River, a perennial stream that is part of the Molonglo catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Monaro and Capital Country regions of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, in Australia.

Molonglo River

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A second expedition was mounted shortly thereafter and they became the first Europeans to camp at the Molonglo (Ngambri) and Queanbeyan (Jullergung) Rivers.
The Molonglo River, a perennial river that is part of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Monaro and Capital Country regions of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, in Australia.

Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory

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In 1934, Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory was established.
The Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory is the highest court of the Australian Capital Territory.

Enclave and exclave

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It is located in the south-east of the country and is an enclave within the state of New South Wales.

1989 Australian Capital Territory general election

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The first election for the 17-member Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly was held on 4 March 1989.
This was the first direct election by voters in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) for their own legislative body.

Federal territory

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The Australian Capital Territory, formerly known as the Federal Capital Territory until 1938 and commonly referred to as the ACT, is a federal territory of Australia containing the Australian capital city of Canberra and some surrounding townships.

House of Representatives (Australia)

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Residents of the territory elect three members to the House of Representatives and two Senators to the Australian Senate.
The Federal Parliament itself has decided that the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory should have at least one member each.

Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly

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The first election for the 17-member Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly was held on 4 March 1989.
The Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory (known in short as the ACT Legislative Assembly) is the unicameral legislature of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).

Constitution of Australia

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Section 125 of the new Australian Constitution provided that land, situated in New South Wales and at least 100 miles from Sydney, would be ceded to the new federal government.
Currently, there are 12 senators for each State, and 2 each for the mainland territories, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory.

Molonglo Plain

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During colonial times, the European communities of Ginninderra, Molonglo and Tuggeranong settled and farmed the surrounding land.
The Molonglo Plain generally refers to the flood plain of the Molonglo River and specifically the one located in the Australian Capital Territory that was inundated during the mid-1960s in order to create Lake Burley Griffin.