Jervis Bay


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Jervis Bay

(jär`vĭs), territory (2001 pop. 611), 29 sq mi (75.5 sq km), SE Australia, bordering Jervis Bay, a sheltered inlet of the Pacific Ocean, 10 mi (16.1 km) long and 6 mi (9.7 km) wide. In 1915 the harbor and part of the coast were transferred to the federal government by New South Wales. Jervis Bay, connected by rail with Canberra, 85 mi (137 km) inland, was intended to become the port of the landlocked Australian Capital Territory. When the territory gained self-government in 1988, Jervis Bay was separated and remained a territory under the administration of the federal government. The area around the bay is a popular summer resort.

Jervis Bay

an inlet of the Pacific in SE Australia, on the coast of S New South Wales: part of the Australian Capital Territory (though for some purposes regarded as a separate entity): site of the Royal Australian Naval College
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In coastal heath at Jervis Bay, most captures were at sites with poor cover (including a site dominated by bare rock) and no captures were made at sites with good cover (King 1980).
The cadets spent time in New South Wales at HMAS Penguin, HMAS Creswell and Jervis Bay, and visited Canberra on the 18-day trip.
The paper argued that Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay - listed as having the whitest sands in the world in the Guinness Book of Records - merited an inclusion above Rhossili Bay.
After all, she has spent nearly all her life in Australia, growing up on beautiful Jervis Bay.
He was in command of Jervis Bay, an armed merchantman, convoying a group of ships.
TREVOR REEVE, from the HMS Jervis Bay Association, is trying to find information regarding the crew members of HMS Jervis Bay.
Largs Bay, sister ship to Jervis Bay, also built in 1922, viewed from the stern in graving dock Top to bottom: Fleet approaches Crosby led by HMS Illustrious, 9.
Finer scale mapping of previously undescribed areas of the seabed in four important areas around Australia Jervis Bay, Lord Howe Island, south-eastern Tasmania and Carnarvon Shelf--was also completed.
I AM writing to the Echo to see if you can assist our association in trying to trace a crewman of HMS Jervis Bay.
Led by Byrne, researchers staked out nests in Australia's Jervis Bay National Park, collected fertilized eggs and reared the froglets.
On one occasion he put his community's culture on display when he 'figured very prominently' in a 'corroboree' in front of the Jervis Bay Hotel (Shoalhaven Telegraph 1898), at the conclusion of which he made a public speech indicating that further performances were to be given in Nowra.
The display traced the pattern of urban expansion from a small colonial outpost to a booming metropolis, with beach suburbs and 'weekenders' extending 300km along the coast from Jervis Bay to Port Stephens.