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The tiny territory sitting in the middle of Australian state New South Wales actually has two areas: the land-locked Australian Capital Territory and Jervis Bay. Jervis Bay was bought by the Commonwealth Government from the state of New South Wales for the ACT as the territory did not have any sea access. The area is over 600km away from the rest of the ACT.
Around 600 people live in Jervis Bay, and over 90% of the area is recognised as Aboriginal land.
Jervis Bay became a separate territory in 1989 when the ACT achieved self-government. The area is still represented in the senate by the ACT.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|