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Australian Parliament House - New and Old

 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

 

Parliament House is a must see. Highlights include the huge Arthur Boyd inspired tapestry in the Great Hall, the

Tom Robertsís painting of the opening of parliament in 1901 and the Prime Minister portrait gallery. The 48

marble-clad columns in the foyer are meant to represent a forest of eucalypts. If its trees you want, you can

wander the surrounding 23 hectares of gardens or the Parliamentary Parklands Trail.

 

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War Memorial, Lake Burley Griffin, Old & New Parliament, viewed from Mt. Ainslie.

 

 

View from the War Memorial down Anzac Parade, across Lake Burley Griffin to the old and new Parliament Houses.

 

 

 

 

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 The new Australian Parliament House, Canberra, Australia

 

The new Parliament House replaced the provisional building. Always intended as a temporary home for federal Parliament, Provisional (Old) Parliament House remained in operation for 61 years. When it opened on 9 May 1927, there were 101

members of parliament óby the time the building closed, this number had more than doubled to 224. Despite many additions

and alterations, by 1988 the provisional building was completely inadequate for the needs of the contemporary Parliament.

About 3000 people were crammed into a space originally designed for several hundred.

In 1978 then Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser unveiled plans to build a new Parliament House to be opened in 1988, the

bicentennial year of European settlement. An international competition held to find a suitable design for the building attracted

329 entries. In 1980 it was announced a design by New York-based Mitchell/Giurgola and Thorp Architects had been chosen.

 

The new Parliament House has six times the floor space of the provisional building, now known as Old Parliament House,

and is designed to last at least 200 years. On a sitting week it accommodates about 3200 people. This number swells to over

5000 when tourists and visitors, such as public servants or lobbyists who have business with the Parliament, are included.

 

Three towers: Church, Australian Parliament House, & Telstra Tower on Black Mountain, Canberra, ACT.

 

 

The Australian Coat of Arms above the entrance to the new parliament house.  (The Black Crow is an extra.)

 

 

Australian Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.

 

 

Aerial view of the new Australian Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.  Image from WebShots - Kiwi_Ken

 

 

 

Riding to work at the Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.

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Australian Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.

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Spire above the Australian Parliament House, Canberra.

 

 

Australian Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.

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The Peoples Hall at the main entrance in the new Australian Parliament House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

 

 

The inside central atrium, Australian Parliament House, ACT.

 

 

The Australian Prime Minister portrait gallery.

 

 

                  

House of Representatives, Australian Parliament House, ACT.                 The Senate, Australian Parliament House, ACT.   

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The Arthur Boyd inspired tapestry on the wall of the Great Hall, deck out for an evening function.

 

 

              

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The Old Australian Parliament House, Canberra, Australia

 

Old Parliament House was built only as the provisional home for Federal politicians. However, the building continued to be

used from its opening in 1927 until 1988 when Parliament House was opened. The Commonwealth Architect J S Murdoch

designed a building of simple lines "decorous and embellished internally with restraint".

Today the building brings Australia's fascinating political history to life with free guided tours. Visitors can take an

exciting journey through the landmark events that shaped the nation. Old Parliament House is also home to the

National Portrait Gallery. The Gallery exhibits some of Australia's most famous faces ranging from film and music

stars to sporting stars, politicians and many others who helped shape Australia.

The Old Parliament House Gardens provide a beautiful place to walk or sit when visiting. The National Capital Authority has

returned the Gardens to their 1930s glory. There is a cafť, and gift shop, tours and functions and exhibitions are held regularly.

Open daily 9.00am-5.00pm (closed Christmas Day). Phone 02 6270 8222. King George Terrace, Parkes.

 

 

The original Australian Parliament House in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

 

 

The Old Australian Parliament House, now a heritage museum, in Canberra, ACT.  Image from WebShots - Kiwi_Ken

 

 

My panorama of the Old Australian Parliament House in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

 

 

Looking back down the grassed area to Lake Burley Griffin & Mt. Ainslie.

 

 

Looking back down the grassed area to Lake Burley Griffin & Mt. Ainslie.

 

 

The main hall of the Old Australian Parliament House in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

 

 

To the right is the Senate in the Old Australian Parliament House in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

 

 

Inside the Senate in the Old Australian Parliament House.

 

 

To the left of the main hall is the House of Representatives, where the Prime Minister would sit.

 

 

 Inside the House of Representatives in the Old Australian Parliament House.

 

 

 The centre table and Speakers Chair (on the back wall) in the Old Australian Parliament House.

 

 

 

 

 

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Inside rear stairwell.  Image from WebShots - Raupebabsi

 

 

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The bronze statue of King George 5th, inside the Old

Australian Parliament House, Canberra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The hallway to the Government Party Rooms, Old Australian Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.

 

 

The Government Party Room.

 

 

The Prime Minister's Office, Old Australian Parliament House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

 

 

The 'business' side of the old Prime Minister's desk.

 

 

The Speaker's Office, Old Australian Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.

 

 

      

                      The Speaker's Staff.                                                     Playing 'dress-up' as the House Speaker.

 

 

The down the hallway from the Speaker's Suite area, Old Australian Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.

 

 

Entering the up-stairs Press Gallery area, Old Australian Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.

 

 

Reporter's desk in the Press area, Old Australian Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.

 

 

Radio in the Press area, Old Australian Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.

 

 

Reporter's office in the Press area, Old Australian Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.

 

 

The Tech room in the Press area.

 

 

The Recording Studio in the Press area, Old Australian Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.

 

 

The view down into the House of Representatives from the Press Gallery, Old Australian Parliament House.

 

 

 

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One of the many displays in the Old Australian Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.

 

 

Well worth spending some time going through the displays.

 

 

The display caught my eye - explanation below.

The Old Australian Parliament House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

 

 

 

A sample of what they say in Parliament - Hansards

 


 

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A close-up of a display in the Old Australian Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.

 

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The Bible verses indicated in this sculpture say:

 

Hebrews ch.10 v.35: "Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward."

 

Ephesians ch.6 v.16: "Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one."

 

1 Corinthians ch.8 v.4: "Therefore concerning the eating of things offered to idols,

we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one."

 


 

 

 

The hallway to the Country Party Room, Senate Opposition Party Room, & President of the Senate Suite.

 

 

The Senate Opposition Party Room in the Old Australian Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.

 

 

A hallway beside one of the courtyards..

 

 

One of the two internal courtyards in the Old Australian Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.

 

 

The rear open staircase in the Old Australian Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.

 

 

 

 

"To you, O men, I call, and my voice is to the sons of men. O you simple ones, understand prudence,
and you fools, be of an understanding heart. Listen, for I will speak of excellent things, and from the opening

of my lips will come right things; for my mouth will speak truth; wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
All the words of my mouth are with righteousness; nothing crooked or perverse is in them.
They are all plain to him who understands, and right to those who find knowledge.
Receive my instruction, and not silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold; for wisdom is

better than rubies, and all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her."

Proverbs ch.8  vs.4-11.  The Holy Bible - New King James Version

 

 

 

 

There is an active manned Learning Centre down the back in the Old Australian Parliament House.

 

 

Express your self for democracy to the Learning Centre.

 

 

You can spend hours having fun in here - best to bring a kid to make it legit!

 

 

Book in our group beforehand for the Learning Centre.  Old Australian Parliament House, Canberra, ACT.

 

 

 

 

 

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