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Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

When Australia became a federated nation in 1901, the Government of Australia decided they needed a site to host the new National Capital.

Some land in New South Wales was put aside for this purpose and became known as the Australian Capital Territory.

The nation's new capital would be called Canberra (an Aboriginal word for meeting place) and an international competition was held to find the most appropriate design for a forward-looking, city in the park -- won by Walter Burley Griffin.

Griffin's vision was one of perfect harmony between urban development and the natural landscape, and he sketched out a plan containing a central lake and parliamentary triangle; the location for Australia's most important national monuments and buildings.

Australian Goverment

Canberra Governmet:
The Australian Capital Territory Government.

Parliament of Australia:
Visitors are welcome when Parliament House is open (9.00am -- 5.00pm on non-sitting days and 9.00am to House rise on sitting days). There are free guided tours of Parliament House, every half hour.

Australia Remembers

Australian War Memorial:
To get the most out of the Memorial's twenty galleries and constantly changing special exhibitions, be sure to set aside enough time to experience all that the Memorial has on offer. Free guided tours of the galleries are conducted daily by the Memorial's Voluntary Guides. Tours leave from the Orientation Gallery at 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 1:30pm and 2:00pm.

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