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A: Chambers Pillar Walkway

by David Rowley, 380 meters away

Chambers Pillar (Aboriginal name 'Idracowra' or 'Etikaura') is a sandstone formation some 160 km sout...

Chambers Pillar Walkway

B: Chambers Pillar

by David Rowley, 380 meters away

Chambers Pillar (Aboriginal name 'Idracowra' or 'Etikaura') is a sandstone formation some 160 km sout...

Chambers Pillar

C: Chambers Pillar Sunset

by David Rowley, 470 meters away

Chambers Pillar (Aboriginal name 'Idracowra' or 'Etikaura') is a sandstone formation some 160 km sout...

Chambers Pillar Sunset

D: Chambers Pillar Sunset Area

by David Rowley, 630 meters away

Chambers Pillar (Aboriginal name 'Idracowra' or 'Etikaura') is a sandstone formation some 160 km sout...

Chambers Pillar Sunset Area

E: Finke Desert Race 2011 -- Day 1

by David Rowley, 99.8 km away

The Finke Desert Race is a 452km race from Alice Springs to Finke to the South and back again. Both c...

Finke Desert Race 2011 -- Day 1

F: Finke Desert Race 2011 Winner

by David Rowley, 99.8 km away

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G: Old Ghan Train

by David Rowley, 122.0 km away

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Old Ghan Train

H: The Old Ghan

by David Rowley, 122.1 km away

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I: The Ghan - Alice Springs

by David Rowley, 130.6 km away

The Ghan, passenger train pulls slowly out the station at Alice Springs. The passengers have just had...

The Ghan - Alice Springs

J: Freight Train - Alice Springs

by David Rowley, 130.6 km away

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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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