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Located on Aspen Island in Lake Burley Griffin, the National Carillon was a gift from the British Government to the people of Australia celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Capital. Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the National Carillon on 26 April 1970.

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A: Canberra - The National Carillon illuminated

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The National Carillon stands on Aspen Island, located in Lake Burley Griffin. At night the lights com...

Canberra - The National Carillon illuminated

B: Canberra - Carillon At Dusk

by Unkle Kennykoala, 120 meters away

The National Carillon stands on Aspen Island, located in Lake Burley Griffin.

Canberra - Carillon At Dusk

C: Canberra - Commonwealth Place Flags

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Canberra - Commonwealth Place Flags

D: Canberra - Australian-American Memorial

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Canberra - Australian-American Memorial

E: Canberra - Reconciliation Place Artwork

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Canberra - Reconciliation Place Artwork

F: Canberra - Commonwealth Place Walkway

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Canberra - Commonwealth Place Walkway

G: Canberra - Netherlands-Australia Memorial

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In the foreground is the Netherlands Australia Memorial, behind it the Defence Complex and the Austra...

Canberra - Netherlands-Australia Memorial

H: ANZAC Parade

by Klaus Mayer, 1.0 km away

Canberra, the capital of Australia is a relatively small city in the Australian Capital Territory. Th...

ANZAC Parade

I: Canberra - National Rose Garden

by Unkle Kennykoala, 1.1 km away

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

Canberra - National Rose Garden

J: Canberra - Canberra Peace Park in Autumn

by Unkle Kennykoala, 1.1 km away

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Canberra - Canberra Peace Park in Autumn

This panorama was taken in Australia

This is an overview of 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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