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Visit the Parliament Building...

Favorite thing Visit the Parliament Building 'close up'. It is built into an earthen berm and is both architecturally and ecologically innovative. It was first opened in 1988 and was designed by Mitchell/Giurgola and Thorp architects after a competition with over 325 entries.

Fondest memory Being able to wander through the corridors of this beautiful building. For more information see:

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When you are visiting the...

Favorite thing When you are visiting the Australian Capital, you have to visit the National Parliament House ( that is located on a 32-hectare site and built on top of Capital Hill. It is the focal point of Canberra. The building completed in 1988 after a cost of over 800 million dollars, but it is one of the most attractive parliament buildings in the world. It replaced the old parliament ( house, which is located further down the hill. The National Parliament House is build from a design by the architect Romaldo Giurgola. It was official opened by Queen Elisabeth II (for those don’t know, she is English) on May 9th 1988. For those who want to send an e-mail to the Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, this is the address: ;-)

See for more info and pictures in the Parliament House travelogue please…

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Sep 12, 2002

The Parliament House

Favorite thing The Parliament House is located on a 32- hectare site on Capital Hill and is the focal point of Canberra. The unique blend of the architecture and the collection of art artifacts make it a popular cultural attractions.

Aug 25, 2002

Parliament House

Favorite thing Visit Parliament's the home of Australia's Federal Parliament. You can go inside and look around or you can get a free tour. Once when I went I had a broken ankle and they gave me a wheelchair to use for the day...I must admit, it did make it harder to get around but we still managed to see everything.

Phone: 02 62775399

Entry is free. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm every day except Christmas Day.

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Feb 10, 2006
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Visiting the House of...

Favorite thing Visiting the House of Parliament is the main attraction when visiting Canberra. The Australian War Memorial was also very interesting.

Fondest memory The tour of the House of Parliment is the highlight of Canberra.

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Changi Chapel

Also referred to as the Prisoner of War National Memorial Changi Chapel, one of thirteen built by Prisoners of War (POWs) in Changi Prison Camp, Singapore was built as ‘Our Lady of Christians Roman...
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ANZAC Memorial Chapel of St Paul

While visiting Changi Chapel – Prisoner of War National Memorial I decided to wander into the adjacent ANZAC Memorial Chapel of St Paul. I am glad I did. This chapel is unique in two ways (at least I...
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Australian War Memorial

I don’t, as a rule, write reviews on one off events, temporary exhibits at museums, galleries and the like as by their very nature they will invariably have finished or be gone by the time my reader...
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Blundell's Cottage

This cottage, now located in Commonwealth Park, was constructed as a home for Duntroon Estate workers in the 1860s and as such predates Canberra’s selection as the National Capital. It has been home...
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Canberra Railway Museum

Perhaps the last thing you might expect to find in Canberra is a railway museum and an excellent one at that. The current train service from Canberra consists of a three times a day service to...
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Canberra Glassworks

The new Canberra Glassworks is worth a visit. It was open on the 26th of May 2007. The Canberra Glassworks occupied the old Kingston Powerhouse. In the new Canberra Glassworks, the visitors are able...
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