Wednesday, May 03, 2006

On the name New England

The original Australian New England term was applied to New England's Northern Tablelands because the European settlers saw climatic similarities with home. Later the term came to be applied to the larger area of Northern New South Wales seeking self-government.

So today there are two New Englands. The first - often called the New England - refers to the Northern Tablelands. The second refers to the broader new state area.

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