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Nearby images in Australia


A: Uluru in HDR

by Gabor Varga, 4.3 km away

This panorama was made in November, 2013 in Australia. It is a HDR panorama with vivid and saturated ...

Uluru in HDR

B: Pano test

by luke alcorn, 6.3 km away

Pano test

C: Mount Conner from Lasseter Highway

by Klaus Mayer, 94.8 km away

Mount Conner rises 300 metres above the vast plains lining Lasseter Highway in the south-west of Nort...

Mount Conner from Lasseter Highway

D: On the Rim of the King's Canyon

by Gabor Varga, 131.9 km away

On the Rim of the King's Canyon

E: On the Edge of King's Canyon

by Gabor Varga, 131.9 km away

On the Edge of King's Canyon

F: Kings Canyon

by Klaus Mayer, 131.9 km away

Kings Canyon

G: Rimwalk in the King's Canyon

by Gabor Varga, 132.0 km away

Rimwalk in the King's Canyon

H: Along The Gary Junction Road

by David Rowley, 225.2 km away

A view from a small hill that sits along side the Gary Junction Road. A road originally made in the 1...

Along The Gary Junction Road

I: Albert Namatjira Monument

by Klaus Mayer, 241.3 km away

A monument to one of Australia's great painters and possibly best known artist, Albert Namatjira. The...

Albert Namatjira Monument

J: Redbank Gorge Panorama - HDR

by Gabor Varga, 247.6 km away

Redbank Gorge Panorama - HDR

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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