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Panoramic photo by MOETAZ ATTALLA Taken 11:39, 12/12/2012 - Views loading...

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A: Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle

by Stephen Tyler, 360 meters away

The main hall of Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, featuring the round stained-glass "Rose Window" ...

Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle

B: Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle

by Stephen Tyler, 360 meters away

The Sanctuary and Chancel of Christ Church Cathedral, with the High Altar and the Bishop's Cathedra (...

Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle

C: Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle

by Stephen Tyler, 390 meters away

The Warrior's Chapel in Christ Church Cathedral.  A memorial to World War I, the 13 windows tell the ...

Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle

D: Christ Church Cathedral Graveyard

by Stephen Tyler, 420 meters away

The historic graveyard at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. This cemetery is one of the earliest Eu...

Christ Church Cathedral Graveyard

E: cave of the bbc

by MOETAZ ATTALLA, 440 meters away

world war 2 gun placements on the newcastle coastline.

cave of the bbc

F: newcastle beach nsw australia

by MOETAZ ATTALLA, 450 meters away

newcastle coastline

newcastle beach nsw australia

G: Laundromat newcastle east nsw australia

by MOETAZ ATTALLA, 640 meters away

Laundromat newcastle east nsw australia

Laundromat newcastle east nsw australia

H: harry's cafe newcastle

by MOETAZ ATTALLA, 660 meters away

harry's cafe newcastle

harry's cafe newcastle

I: Queen's Wharf Tower

by Florian Knorn, 730 meters away

The tower on Queen's Wharf in Newcastle is free to visit and offers some great views of the city and ...

Queen's Wharf Tower

J: Marimba Concerto Rehearsal

by Clint Lawrence, 820 meters away

University of Newcastle Wind Orchestra and soloist David Lockridge preparing for the World Premier of...

Marimba Concerto Rehearsal

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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