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New Parliament House Tips (52)

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The State of Victoria’s Aboriginal Protection Act 1869 included the earliest legislation authorising the removal of children from Aboriginal parents. Other states and territories soon followed suit....
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wabat
Jul 18, 2016

See the Magna Carta in Parliament House

The most notable document you will find in Parliament House is from a time when Australia was unknown to the rest of the world. It is one of four surviving originals of the 1297 Inspeximus issue of...
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wabat
Mar 14, 2016

Go and look at the flagpole

At 81metres high, the flagpole on New Parliament House is one of the world's largest stainless steel structures. The sheer size of it is not easily appreciated from a distance, but get up close and it...
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tiabunna
Mar 03, 2016

The ivory tower on the Hill?

The New Parliament House began with controversy, because of long arguments about where it should be sited. When the hill finally was agreed as the site for the New Parliament House, a contest led to...
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tiabunna
Mar 02, 2016

The Queen in Parliament – well a sort of!

There are not many statues of Queen Elizabeth II around the world. If Wikipedia is to be believed - nine, and two of these are in Australia. One is in Brisbane and is rather unique in that it is the...
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wabat
Dec 22, 2014

The Great Hall Tapestry - Parliament House

When you enter the Great Hall at Parliament House your eyes will be immediately drawn, hopefully not in the “Oh my god, what’s that" sort of way, to the massive tapestry covering most of the back wall...
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wabat
Dec 22, 2014

Parliament House (Interior)

Once you have had a look around outside Parliament House (and I recommend you do that before going inside) go inside noting that you must go through airport style security so please, dear readers, no...
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wabat
Dec 22, 2014

New Parliament House (Exterior)

For me this is one of the most architecturally interesting and satisfying buildings not only in Australia but in the world and certainly a major contrast to the previous building – Old Parliament...
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wabat
Dec 22, 2014

The Magna Carta Museum

There is Magna Carta Museum inside the Parliament House of Canberra. In 1952 the Australian Government was able to purchase one of the very few still existing original 1297 copies of the Magna Carta...
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globetrott
Nov 03, 2014

take a guided tour of the Parliament

This is what you see when you take a guided tour through the new Parliament of Camberra: you will see the most sensitive places of this building, the big halls for assemblies and you will learn a lot...
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globetrott
Nov 02, 2014

INside the parliament

There are endless corridors, a ´cafe and Restaurant and even a souvenirshop inside the parliament and there are some terraces and nice places to relax a bit after the guided tour of the buildings. You...
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globetrott
Nov 02, 2014

the new parliament

Yes, I have been there and it was impressive and it was worth to take a guided tour of the building but would I do it again ? I dont think so ! It is very modern, almost "steril" and it is not really...
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Nov 02, 2014
 
 
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Things to Do Near New Parliament House

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National Capital Exhibition

Having visited the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre next door, a great place to get your bearings and learn something of the story of the national capital through a combination of audio-visual...
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National Gallery of Australia

Art galleries can often be controversial and political. That’s why they exist, isn’t it? One of the National Gallery of Australia’s most political, controversial and poignant pieces is to be found...
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National Portrait Gallery

The latest addition to the Parliamentary prescient and located next to the High Count of Australia and the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery was opened in 2008. In contrast to the High...
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High Court of Australia

Two buildings in Canberra rank high in the stakes for being the most hideous looking buildings in Australia – both these buildings are beside each other. One is the High Court of Australia and the...
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Questacon

Questacon, Australia’s National Science and Technology centre, is one of Canberra’s top attractions, much loved by children in particular though it offers plenty to stimulate the curiosity and...
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St John the Baptist Anglican Church

See my separate (related) tips for: St John the Baptist Church includes history St John the Baptist Church – Interior St John’s Schoolhouse – Canberra’s first school I have to admit to having a...
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Getting to New Parliament House

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