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A: Sydney's Circular Quay ! (Opera House and Sydney Skyline)

by Gil Abadines, 30 meters away

The Opera House ... Sydney Harbour Bridge ... and one of the most scenic harbour in the world ... Gat...

Sydney's Circular Quay ! (Opera House and Sydney Skyline)

B: View from Circular Quay

by Andrew Usatyuk, 60 meters away

View from Circular Quay

C: Sydney Opera House from Circular Quay Harbour

by Jedsada Puangsaichai, 70 meters away

Sydney Opera House from Circular Quay Harbour

D: Museum Of Contempory Art

by Phil Whitten, 80 meters away

The Museum of Contemporary Art is located at Circular Quay close to the Sydney Harbour bridge and the...

Museum Of Contempory Art

E: Circular Quay, Sydney

by Stuart Searle, 120 meters away

Panorama taken from the overseas passenger terminal in Circular Quay, Sydney. The ship currently dock...

Circular Quay, Sydney

F: Circular Quay - Sydney

by Gil Abadines, 120 meters away

Circular Quay - Sydney

G: Circular Quay, Sydney

by ZZ, 130 meters away

Circular Quay, Sydney

H: Circular Quay No.2 Wharf, Sydney

by ZZ, 220 meters away

Circular Quay No.2 Wharf, Sydney

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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