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Canberra - Senate Garden at Old Parliament House

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Senate Rose Garden, located on the eastern side of Old Parliament House. It is one of several gardens that comprise the Old Parliament House Gardens.

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A: Old Parliament House

by Klaus Mayer, 230 meters away

Old Parliament House opened in 1927 and served as the home of Federal Parliament until 1988.

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B: Canberra - National Rose Garden

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National Rose Garden in Parkes, right near Old Parliament House.

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C: High Commission of Papua New Guinea

by Klaus Mayer, 400 meters away

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D: Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China

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E: Canberra - National Library of Australia

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F: New and Old Parliament House

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G: Canberra - Reconciliation Place Artwork

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H: Australia Parliament House, Canberra

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I: Canberra House Of Parliament

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J: Australia Parliament House

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This panorama was taken in Australia

This is an overview of Australia

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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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