Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Ron Meyerink Taken 10:42, 05/01/2013 - Views loading...

Advertisement
Madewithapp_banner.vertical

The World > Australia

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down
comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Australia

map

A: Rutherglen Tourist Information

by Klaus Mayer, 42.0 km away

Rutherglen is located in an important wine producing district 10 kilometres south from the Murray Riv...

Rutherglen Tourist Information

B: Glenrowan Kelly Copse

by Hoylen Sue, 55.4 km away

At this spot there was a copse of trees where Ned Kelly stopped. He was seriously wounded during the ...

Glenrowan Kelly Copse

C: Glenrowan Ned Kelly's Capture Site

by Hoylen Sue, 55.5 km away

This is where Ned Kelly was captured. After leaving the siege at Ann Jones Inn to warn Tom Lloyd and ...

Glenrowan Ned Kelly's Capture Site

D: Glenrowan siege site

by Hoylen Sue, 55.5 km away

This is the site where Ann Jones Inn stood, before it was burnt down in the siege of Glenrowan. The K...

Glenrowan siege site

E: Glenrowan siege site from opposite the road

by Hoylen Sue, 55.5 km away

The site of the Glenrowan siege, as seen from across the road from it. Ann Jones' Glenrowan Inn used ...

Glenrowan siege site from opposite the road

F: Glenrowan police shelter site

by Hoylen Sue, 55.5 km away

This is where the police were during the early part of the siege of Glenrowan. The site of Ann Jones ...

Glenrowan police shelter site

G: Glenrowan Gravel Contractor's Encampment

by Hoylen Sue, 55.5 km away

This is the site of the Gravel Contractor's Encampment. They were staying in tents along here. Ned Ke...

Glenrowan Gravel Contractor's Encampment

H: Glenrowan station crowd

by Hoylen Sue, 55.6 km away

This is the view of toward the siege site from the Glenrowan Station. The posts here represent the cr...

Glenrowan station crowd

I: Glenrowan railway station

by Hoylen Sue, 55.6 km away

This is a reconstruction of the Glenrowan Railway Station building. At 2:50am, on the morning of Mond...

Glenrowan railway station

J: Glenrowan McDonnell's Railway Tavern

by Hoylen Sue, 55.7 km away

This is the site of McDonnell's Railway Tavern. The siege of the Kelly Gang happened on the other sid...

Glenrowan McDonnell's Railway Tavern

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.

Share this panorama