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Jervis Bay Territory (Australia)

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by António Martins


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Jervis Bay Territory

When the Australian government established the Australian Capital Territory almost 100 years ago, one of the requirements was that the seat of government should have access to the sea. Because Canberra is an inland city, a peninsula on the South Coast of New South Wales (Jervis Bay) was made Commonwealth territory as well. There is no requirement, however, for Jervis Bay to be connected to Canberra. JBT has never officially been part of ACT and so was not granted self-government together with the ACT in 1988. The planned rail link between Canberra and Jervis Bay has never materialised.
Miles Li, 10-11 August 2004

Some facts on Jervis Bay:

Sources:
Commonwealth Government, Department of Transport and Regional Services (DOTARS) http://www.dotars.gov.au/terr/jervis/
Commonwealth Government, Department of the Environment and Heritage http://www.deh.gov.au/parks/booderee/
Parliament of Australia http://www.aph.gov.au/
Colin Dobson, 12 August 2004


Flag use in Jervis Bay

The Australian Government publication 'Australian Flags' [ozf98] notes that Jervis Bay Territory does not have its own flag. I have been to Jervis Bay once many years ago, and the only flag I saw in the village was the National Flag at the Police Station.
Miles Li, 11 August 2004

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