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Sydney Harbour

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Sydney Harbour was the location of the first European settlement in Australia. Discovered by Lt James Cook in 1770. The harbour is a flooded river valley and said to be the perfect natural harbour. Before it was discovered by Europeans, the area was populated by various tribes including the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Eora and Wangal peoples.

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Australia

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A: Kirribilli view of Sydney Cove (with zoom in capability)

door Phil Whitten, 70 hier vandaan

Kirriblli is possibly the best place to look across Sydney harbour and appreciate the sights of the O...

Kirribilli view of Sydney Cove (with zoom in capability)

B: Sydney From Kirribilli

door Phil Whitten, 80 hier vandaan

This is the view from the "best seat in the house" for seeing Sydney Cove, the Opera House and the Sy...

Sydney From Kirribilli

C: Sydney Harbour Bridge from Kirribilli

door John Warkentin, 160 hier vandaan

Shot from near the Jeffery Street Wharf in Kirribilli just after Dusk, this 250 Megapixel panorama sh...

Sydney Harbour Bridge from Kirribilli

D: Sydney Harbour Bridge, North Shore

door Martin Broomfield, 230 hier vandaan

Under Sydney Harbour Bridge at dusk, overlooking the city and the Sydney Opera House. The bridge was ...

Sydney Harbour Bridge, North Shore

E: Under Sydney Harbour Bridge At Night

door Rich Powell, 270 hier vandaan

Sydney Harbour bridge viewed from the underside.Taken on the north short of Sydney Harbour, near Luna...

Under Sydney Harbour Bridge At Night

F: Waruda St. view across to Sydney Opera House

door Phil Whitten, 330 hier vandaan

On a sunny after in Kirribilli we can sit on the lawn of this apartment building in Waruda St. and lo...

Waruda St. view across to Sydney Opera House

G: Luna Park at Dusk

door Randy Kosek, 390 hier vandaan

Sydney Harbour from Luna Park. Sydney, Australia. Included in the panorama are the Sydney Harbour Bri...

Luna Park at Dusk

H: Opera House

door Phil Whitten, 680 hier vandaan

The iconic Sydney Opera House is a perfect place to visit while in Sydney. On a warm and sunny summer...

Opera House

I: Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge with Water Taxi

door Bill Bailey, 690 hier vandaan

This is beautiful Darling Harbour in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. You can see the loney touris...

Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge with Water Taxi

J: Queen Mary 2

door Phil Whitten, 690 hier vandaan

The Queen Mary 2 is moored at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay in Sydney on this Marc...

Queen Mary 2

Dit panorama is genomen in Australia

Dit is een overzicht van 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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