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Lady Nelson Visitor Centre
Australia

Panorama of the Lady Nelson Visitor Centre on Princes Highway in Mount Gambier. Mount Gambier is located south-east of Adelaide only 10 minutes from the Victorian Border.

Mount Gambier was named by Lieutenant James Grant while exploring the south coast of Australia on the brig Lady Nelson. The visitor centre was built around a full size replica of the Lady Nelson which forms part of interactive displays on local history, geology and culture.

Copyright: Klaus Mayer
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7000x3500
Taken: 04/04/2013
Uploaded: 06/06/2013
Updated: 06/10/2014
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Tags: visitor centre; lady nelson; brig; ship; south australia
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