1. Unlike the majority of Australian states, Western Australia was not settled as a penal colony.
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7. Western Australia is ranked second on the Human Development Index.
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8. Western Australia was one of the founding members of the United Nations.
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13. Western Australia ultimately became isolated from its Gondwanaland neighbours India and Antarctica by seafloor spreading.
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14. Western Australia is the last of lands only in the sense that it was the last continent, apart from Antarctica, to be explored by Europeans.
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21. Western Australia is known for its cafe and coffee culture in urban centres, which has influenced coffee culture abroad, including New York City.
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24. Until the early 19th century, Western Australia was best known as "New Holland", a name first applied by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1644 and subsequently anglicised.
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26. Western Australia is the sixth largest country in the world, after Russia, Canada, USA, China and Brazil.
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34. Western Australia were eventually dismissed for 387 in 47 overs with Marcus Stoinis' 27 the next highest score for the team.
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38. Western Australia was the most reluctant participant in the Commonwealth of Australia.
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44. Western Australia is Australia's largest state, with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres, and the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia's Sakha Republic.
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