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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Last month, the Record spoke to 75-year-old Jim Oag, whose dad Willie was a gunner on the Jervis Bay.
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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.
After discussion, it was agreed with widespread public support to donate half to the Government towards the establishment of a naval college at Jervis Bay to train young Australians for the new navy.
Mallacoota on the southeastern tip of Australia and Jervis Bay further north in NSW were both a few kilometres out of reach.
Edward Fogarty Fegen, skipper of the ancient armed merchant cruiser HMS Jervis Bay, agreed that if attacked by a battleship, "we will do our best.
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