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Canberra

Australian Capital Territory

 

Although Canberra is not part of New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory is surrounded by the state. It is here that the thriving and rapidly expanding national capital, Canberra, is home to the country's public servants and politicians. Of course, it has grown so rapidly over the past thirty years that it is now a lot more than politicians and public servants. Canberra is an artificial city. It did not grow up because of a natural need or natural advantages. It grew up as a compromise. It is a city created as a result of interstate rivalries between New South Wales and Victoria.

 

 In 1908, after much debate, it was decided that 2,330 square kilometres of sheep grazing land in New South Wales would become the site for the capital city. Three years later the Australian Capital Territory was handed over to the Commonwealth Government and in that same year, a competition was launched for the design of a city for 25,000 people. The competition was won by the American Walter Burley Griffin whose design, based on a series of geometrically precise circles and axes, was similar to the street patterns of Washington, DC and Paris.

 

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The Captain Cook Memorial Fountain, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

 

 

         

                    'Lake Burley Griffin'.                                                             Black Mountain Telstra Tower, Canberra, ACT.

 

 

The High Court of Australia is on the left, and the Australian Art Gallery on the right.

 

 

The Captain Cook Memorial Fountain, Canberra, ACT.

 

 

The Commonwealth Avenue Bridge across Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, ACT.

 

 

 

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View the Australian War Memorial & Museum Photo Gallery                   View the Australian Parliament House Photo Gallery

 

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

 

 

The city centre of Canberra from Mt. Ainslie.

 

 

Canberra city centre, ACT.

 

 

        

Art Cube in the city centre, Canberra, ACT.

 

 

Art Cube in the city centre, Canberra, ACT.

 

 

Fountain in the city centre, Canberra, ACT.

 

 

Canberra Centre shopping precinct, Australian Capital Territory.

 

 

Canberra Centre shopping precinct, Australian Capital Territory.

 

 

Canberra Centre shopping precinct, Australian Capital Territory.

 

 

 

Like Dad  by the Skit Guys comedy team

 

So what’s the best legacy a dad can leave? A long shadow. Being someone his kids want to be like.

Watch as the idea of legacy is communicated throughout multiple generations.

 

 

 

 

 

Canberra scenes, Australian Capital Territory.

 

 

         

Canberra scenes, Australian Capital Territory.

 

 

Cycle/walk around Lake Burley Griffin, ACT.

 

 

Canberra scenes, Australian Capital Territory.

 

 

           

King George VI Memorial at Old Parliament Building.     Sourced from WebShots - Kiwi_Ken

 

 

 

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Australian National Botanic Gardens rainforest walk, Australian Capital Territory.  Image sourced from http://sydney-city.blogspot.com/

 

 

Australian National Botanic Gardens rainforest walk, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

 

 

Australian National Botanic Gardens rainforest walk, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

 

 

         

Australian National Botanic Gardens rainforest walk, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

 

 

Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

 

 

 

"See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on

earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven, whose voice

then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” ...Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by

which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire."

( * Jesus )   Letter to the Hebrews  ch.12  vs.25-29.  The Holy Bible - New King James Version

 

 

 

Australian National Museum, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.  Image sourced from http://ikinsdownunder.blogspot.com/

 

 

Australian National Museum, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

 

 

         

 

 

 

Inside the Australian National Museum, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.  Image sourced from www.geolocation.ws/

 

 

Australian National Museum, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.  Image sourced from www.geolocation.ws/

 

 

 

 

 

AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT HOUSE

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL & MUSEUM

RMC Duntroon CANBERRA

HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

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