One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounthe bush capital
A nickname for Canberra, the capital of Australia.‘guidelines were issued to locals in the bush capital on how to steer clear of these aggressive marsupials’
- ‘Four civilian members of the unit left their own homes, some still under threat, and headed for the four civilian evacuation centres set up in the bush capital.’
- ‘Bushfires had almost encircled the bush capital, filling the air with a constant smoke haze and an eerie blood-red sun.’
- ‘He notes that Canberra currently markets itself as the Bush capital of Australia.’
- ‘Summer is fire season in bush country, and Canberra, on the southeastern fringe of Australia's outback, is often called the bush capital.’
- ‘Could it be that those approached aren't interested in our bush capital?’
- ‘The Sydney-Melbourne rivalry of biblical propotions was the genesis of the 'bush capital.'’
- ‘Canberra is marketed to tourists as "Australia's Bush Capital".’
- ‘The city has lost the innocence of the 'bush capital' without quite becoming urbane.’
- ‘The "bush capital" is simply being reconstructed so that the same vulnerabilities to fire will re-emerge.’
- ‘And we have our city back, the bush capital, not the Bush capital.’
Early 20th century: from Canberra's relatively rural and inland setting, compared to the coastal cities of Sydney and Melbourne.
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