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... collection and its design were very well done. We started off with a twelve minute multi-media presentation of Australia's history and then began our self guided tour through the various exhibits. They spanned the earliest evidence of the aboriginal people, 25,000 plus years ago, to the present day.
There were artifacts from James Cook and later Mathew Flinders, Arthur Philip and many other of the early colonists. I found the section on ...
... ll move on from my favourite part of day 1 onto dinner
Dinner was spaghetti bolognaise and salad. Delicious. Then
this was followed by apple crumble with ice-cream. Needless to say, this was a
As we sign off for day 1 I am happy to inform all that we
have had an amazing day. We are all so proud of how well the students have
coped and conducted themselves throughout the day.
Chris Walters and the Canberra team
... gave us a speech about the fact that if the Governor General and or his wife came down to meet us we were to address his as “Your Excellency” and then sir or madam (for his wife) after that. Things were looking good since I had never had that speech given to a group I had been with.
We then went on a tour of the ground floor of Government House. We were not allowed in the drawing room as they had just cleaned it for the official meeting between the ...
... bags ready for our first day. The rule was – there will be no napping!
Because we were ready so early, Neil (our bus driver who is just awesome! I toured with him in 2012) took the kids on a drive to Parliament House. We had a little drive around there, waved to a Federal Police Officer on a bike whose job it is to ride around the outside of Parliament House on a push bike all the time.
We then headed off for our cruise of Lake ...
... food court. The food was really good and I'm glad that we decided on Mexican! I was kind of craving some Mexican food!
After we got back from food we got ready and the guys came and got us to go downstairs to the bar. So now we are about to head downstairs! It's been a good, but long day at the museums! I've been having a great time!
Tomorrow we get to go to the USA embassy. I'm so excited to go there! It's going to be fun ...