Canberra

  • The Federal Government built Canberra, the Australian capital, at the beginning of the century on the road from Sydney to Melbourne (Hume Hwy): nicknamed the "garden city", it has a few interesting monuments that are worth seeing, such as the new Parliament House, a spectacular edifice topped by a 260 feet high metallic mast. Take a bike ride around Lake Burley Griffin, and discover the Australian ...
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    Canberra

    The Federal Government built Canberra, the Australian capital, at the beginning of the century on the road from Sydney to Melbourne (Hume Hwy): nicknamed the "garden city", it has a few interesting monuments that are worth seeing, such as the new Parliament House, a spectacular edifice topped by a 260 feet high metallic mast. Take a bike ride around Lake Burley Griffin, and discover the Australian ...

  • Canberra is situated just under 190 miles from Sydney.
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    Canberra

    Canberra is situated just under 190 miles from Sydney.

  • In the Aboriginal language, Canberra means 'place of gathering'.
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    Canberra

    In the Aboriginal language, Canberra means 'place of gathering'.

  • It was only after winning a competition that an American couple, the Griffins, were chosen to develop the capital.
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    Canberra

    It was only after winning a competition that an American couple, the Griffins, were chosen to develop the capital.

  • The museum is designed to recount both ordinary and extraordinary episodes in the country's history.
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    Canberra

    The museum is designed to recount both ordinary and extraordinary episodes in the country's history.

  • The city centre stands at the crossroads of Commonwealth Avenue and Constitution Avenue.
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    Canberra

    The city centre stands at the crossroads of Commonwealth Avenue and Constitution Avenue.

  • This could quite plausibly be the city's nickname, when you consider the many parkland areas it incorporates.
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    Canberra

    This could quite plausibly be the city's nickname, when you consider the many parkland areas it incorporates.

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The Federal Government built Canberra, the Australian capital, at the beginning of the century on the road from Sydney to Melbourne (Hume Hwy): nicknamed the "garden city", it has a few interesting monuments that are worth seeing, such as the new Parliament House, a spectacular edifice topped by a 260 feet high metallic mast. Take a bike ride around Lake Burley Griffin, and discover the Australian Institute of Sport. Visit the National Gallery of Australia (11 galleries containing almost 70,000 works, including an important collection of Aborigine art).

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