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A: Cessna 172 Skyhawk interior at Jandakot Airport

by Matthew Keep, 5.3 km away

The 172 was easier to pano than my car, since there's no handbrake in the way!

Cessna 172 Skyhawk interior at Jandakot Airport

B: Vintage Australian House

by aaronv2, 7.1 km away

This panorama features the character and feel of a traditional Australian heritage home. I really wan...

Vintage Australian House

C: Heathcote Park Perth

by Hans Fairhurst, 8.6 km away

Heathcote Park located on the south bank of the Swan River at the point where it meets the Canning Ri...

Heathcote Park Perth

D: Bamboo At The Zoo

by aaronv2, 9.6 km away

I recently went to the zoo and when I walked by this area with bamboo that had initials and messages ...

Bamboo At The Zoo

E: Monkey Walk At The Zoo

by aaronv2, 9.6 km away

This image was taken on the path that features all the small monkeys of Asia. The trees were magnific...

Monkey Walk At The Zoo

F: Resting Area At The Zoo

by aaronv2, 9.7 km away

After walking around the zoo all day I decided to take a rest and take this shot of the resting area....

Resting Area At The Zoo

G: Burswood Dome Staircase

by aaronv2, 9.8 km away

This is the grungey dirty Burswood Dome. I pass by the dome on my way to work and on this particular ...

Burswood Dome Staircase

H: Escape Day Spas - Burswood

by John Colebrook, 9.9 km away

Escape Day Spas - Burswood

I: Burswood Casino Esculators

by aaronv2, 9.9 km away

Taken after a longish day at work, this set of two esculators created an interesting feeling of space...

Burswood Casino Esculators

J: The South Bank

by John Colebrook, 10.2 km away

The South Bank

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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