Jervis Bay


Jervis Bay
Jervis Bay [jär′vis]
inlet of the Pacific, on the SE coast of New South Wales, Australia: peninsula on its S shore is a detached part of Australian Capital Territory

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Inlet of the South Pacific, New South Wales, Australia.

It occupies an area of 28 sq mi (73 sq km). It was discovered in 1770 and named Long Nose by Capt. James Cook, but in 1791 it was renamed for Adm. John Jervis. In 1915 it was transferred from the jurisdiction of New South Wales to the Australian Commonwealth to provide the Australian Capital Territory with access to the sea. The bay is a resort area and the site of the Royal Australian Naval College (founded 1915).

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      inlet of the Tasman Sea, southeastern New South Wales, Australia. A broad bay, 10 miles (16 km) by 6 miles (10 km), it is partly enclosed by Point Perpendicular on Beecroft Head on the northeast and by Governor Head on the southwest. It was discovered in 1770 and named Long Nose by Captain James Cook but was renamed in 1791 for the naval hero Admiral John Jervis, Earl of St. Vincent. One of Australia's finest natural harbours, the bay and some adjacent shoreland were transferred in 1915 from the jurisdiction of New South Wales to the Australian Commonwealth to accord with the Seat of Government Act of 1908, which stipulated that the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) 110 miles (177 km) west-southwest should have access to the sea. The proposed development of a commercial port and railroad from the bay to Canberra (ACT) has never been realized. The bay has, however, become a resort area served by such towns as Jervis Bay, Huskisson, and Sussex Inlet. The Royal Australian Naval College was established there in 1915.

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