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A: Maquarie St Lounge

Af Nick Spiker, mindre end 10 meter væk

Maquarie St Lounge

B: Reynella Fountain

Af Clive, 15.7 km væk

Fountain near turnoff to Panalatinga Road

Reynella Fountain

C: North Brighton Beach

Af Klaus Mayer, 23.0 km væk

North Brighton Beach

D: Coventry Common park area

Af Jeff Richardson, 24.3 km væk

This nice little park is located in a little pocket of real estate tucked away from Oaklands Road in ...

Coventry Common park area

E: The entry

Af Nick Spiker, 26.4 km væk

The entry

F: Unley Oval Grandstand

Af Nick Spiker, 31.0 km væk

The Unley oval in South Australia hosts football and cricket, with facilities for BBQ and playground.

Unley Oval Grandstand

G: Unley Oval

Af Nick Spiker, 31.1 km væk

The local oval for football and cricket. BBQ facilities and kids playground.

Unley Oval

H: Waiting for the Indian Pacific Train at Adelaide Parklands Terminal

Af Fritz Hanke, 31.5 km væk

We wait for the Indian Pacific passenger train coming from Sydney and leaving for Perth at the Adelai...

Waiting for the Indian Pacific Train at Adelaide Parklands Terminal

I: Fuller St Playground

Af Nick Spiker, 31.6 km væk

The park at the end of Fuller St

Fuller St Playground

J: Mount Lofty Summit

Af Nick Spiker, 32.1 km væk

The summit of Mount Lofty, overlooking the Adelaide Plains.

Mount Lofty Summit

Dette panorama blev taget i Australia

Dette er et overblik over Australia

There are no kangaroos in Austria.

We're talking about Australia, the world's smallest continent. That being cleared up, let's dive right in!

Australia is a sovereign state under the Commonwealth of Nations, which is in turn overseen by Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth.

The continent was first sighted and charted by the Dutch in 1606. Captain James Cook of Britain came along in the next century to claim it for Britain and name it "New South Wales." Shortly thereafter it was declared to be a penal colony full of nothing but criminals and convicts, giving it the crap reputation you may have heard at your last cocktail party.

This rumor ignores 40,000 years of pre-European human history, especially the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, an interesting explanation of physical and spiritual reality.

The two biggest cities in Australia are Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney is more for business, Melbourne for arts. But that's painting in very broad strokes. Take a whirl around the panoramas to see for yourself!

Text by Steve Smith.

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