|The Simple English Wiktionary has a definition for: possession.|
There are some other related uses of the term. When English explorer, Captain James Cook, claimed the country of Australia as a British country, he took "possession" of the land. The spot where he made his claim on 22 August 1770, a small island in the Torres Strait, is now called Possession Island.
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- "Cook, James (1728-1779) Biographical Entry". Australian Dictionary of Biography On Line Edition. Australian National University. 1966. Retrieved 2010-05-28.