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Nearby images in Australia


A: Courtyard In Sydney

by Phil Whitten, 220 meters away

This courtyard in the Sydney central business district is actually part of Sydney Hospital. It was a ...

Courtyard In Sydney

B: Sydney Cbd Underbuilding

by Floris van der Zwan, 260 meters away

The triangular concrete underpinning of a building in the busy central business district in Sydney, A...

Sydney Cbd Underbuilding

C: Super Soul Revue

by Clint Lawrence, 270 meters away

Super Soul Revue

D: Art gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

by Ivan Aliverti, 420 meters away

The Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) located in The Domain in Sydney, New South Wales, Australi...

Art gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

E: Lily Pond

by Phil Whitten, 430 meters away

This lily pond is in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney. Located on the southern side of the harbo...

Lily Pond

F: Prince Albert Rd of Sdyney City

by ZZ, 450 meters away

Prince Albert Rd of Sdyney City

G: Sydney Rocks

by Floris van der Zwan, 460 meters away

The Rocks, Sydney, Australia. The park is on the side of the buildings and strewn with large pieces o...

Sydney Rocks

H: Circular Quay - Sydney

by Gil Abadines, 520 meters away

On my recent walks around Sydney .... just a bit further up is the Opera House - Your tourist journey...

Circular Quay - Sydney

I: St Mary's Cathedral

by Andrew Usatyuk, 530 meters away

St Mary's Cathedral

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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