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... least 100 miles from Sydney was agreed to. So this rural area with a few thousand settlers 500 miles south of Sydney was chosen. Canberra picked as the name and the Federal Capital Territory (now Australian Capital Territory) was created in 1911, although Australia became Australia in 1901. It is said...but not everywhere that Canberra is the anglicized aboriginal word for "meeting place".
So off we went for our civics lesson. Unfortunately all the ...
Picked up Brutus and a quick drive to Canberra! It was late when we arrived to it was a whistle stop driving tour last the parliament building, Old parliament and the Anzac Memorial gardens.
Not sure we missed much, as not sure there's really that much more to it.
We then headed to our camp for the evening on the side of a sports field in a tiny village north of Canberra. ...
... or Sydney. It's on our list of free admission attractions, we have been here nearly a week and not paid any admission fees and the budget is back in the right direction. We make lunch every day and picnic wherever we are. It's a fairly grim life without much extravagance but if you're not working what do you expect? The Botanic gardens have a red centre garden which is mildly interesting but really this is one to miss unless ...
... is a lot. We leave with 15 minutes to go as the fundamental errors pile up. The score is 34-3 but because of more fundamental errors it goes up to 47-3 so I'm glad I haven't seen or heard about the last 13 points worth. The kids are tired and are asleep in minutes while Mummy and Daddy tuck into a glass of cheap cask red wine. This is from the virtually unknown Sundowner vineyard and they price their wine at $10 for 4 litres. After the first jarring sip, it doesn't taste too ...
... destroyed by the big bush fires in 2003. So, the Aboretum is mostly all newly planted since then, mostly. It will be amazing driving through the forests in another 10-20 years.
The 'village centre', is great, food places, resonable prices, great views of Canberra and Lake Burley Griffith and the part we loved, is the Bonsai and Penjing Collection, just wonderful, spent a lot of time wandering around the collection.
We had a picnic ...