Queensland (abbreviated as QLD) is the second largest and third most populous state in Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. The state was named in honour of Queen Victoria, who, on 6 June 1859, signed Letters Patent separating the colony from New South Wales. The date 6 June is now celebrated state-wide as Queensland Day. The Murri are the indigenous Australians that traditionally occupied most of modern-day Queensland.