24 Facts About New South Wales

1. New South Wales stands as the first state in Australia, boasting the site of the First Fleet's landing in 1788.

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2. New South Wales is known the world over for the picturesque harbour of its capital, Sydney.

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3. New South Wales is Australia's most populous and oldest state, located in the south-east, north of Victoria and south of Queensland.

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4. New South Wales proudly calls itself the premier state, and it really is.

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5. New South Wales is a prime tourist destination for international and interstate visitors.

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6. New South Wales is a large state in south-eastern Australia.

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7. In 1901, New South Wales was federated as a state of the Commonwealth of Australia.

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8. New South Wales is economically the most important state in Australia.

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9. New South Wales was founded in 1788, by the British who set up a small colony which became known as Sydney Town, and grew into the city of Sydney.

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10. New South Walesthought that the land looked like the south coast of Wales.

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11. New South Wales is Australia's most important timber-producing state, accounting for about half of Australia's production.

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12. New South Wales includes Lord Howe Island, 360 miles east of the continent.

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13. New South Wales have options in the number 15 shirt, with Liam Williams, who started on the wing and scored two tries against Tonga last weekend, one candidate.

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14. New South Wales appears to be rewriting the economic textbooks.

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15. New South Wales is the setting and shooting location of many Australian films, including Mad Max 2, which was shot near the mining town of Broken Hill.

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16. The state is represented by the New South Wales Blues in the State of Origin series.

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17. Since the 1970s, New South Wales has undergone an increasingly rapid economic and social transformation.

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18. New South Wales is bordered on the north by Queensland, on the west by South Australia, on the south by Victoria and on the east by the Tasman Sea.

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19. Majority of railways in New South Wales are currently operated by the state government.

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20. New South Wales is divided into 128 local government areas.

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21. New South Wales continued to outstrip Victoria as the centre of industry, and increasingly of finance and trade as well.

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22. New South Wales met the conditions its government had set for a yes vote.

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23. In March 2018, the population of New South Wales was over 7.9 million, making it Australia's most populous state.

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24. New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia.

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