A report on Canberra

Canberra, from top left to bottom right–the city viewed from Mount Ainslie, the Land Axis featuring Old Parliament House and New Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, the National Carillon, the National Gallery of Australia and the National Library of Australia on Lake Burley Griffin
St John's Anglican Church, the oldest surviving public building in the inner city, consecrated in 1845
Blundells Cottage, built around 1860, is one of the few remaining buildings built by the first white settlers of Canberra.
The opening of Parliament House in May 1927.
Canberra's Government House, the official residence of the Governor-General of Australia.
Two of Canberra's best-known landmarks, Parliament House and Old Parliament House (foreground). Commonwealth Place runs alongside the lake and includes the International Flag Display. Questacon is on the right.
Canberra Civic (CBD) viewed from Mount Ainslie with Lake Burley Griffin and Mount Stromlo in the background.
The Skywhale and Skywhalepapa in 2021
The Canberra region seen from space
The location of Canberra within the ACT. Canberra's main districts are shown in yellow: Canberra Central (marked as North Canberra and South Canberra), Woden Valley, Belconnen, Weston Creek, Tuggeranong, and Gungahlin.
Long-term temperature increase in Canberra
Inner Canberra demonstrates some aspects of the Griffin plan, in particular the Parliamentary Triangle.
The Woden Valley viewed from Red Hill
Black Mountain with the landmark Telstra Tower on the right and the National Arboretum in the foreground
Floriade is held in Commonwealth Park every spring. It is the largest flower festival in the Southern Hemisphere, employing and encouraging environmental practises, including the use of green energy.
ACT Legislative Assembly
and the statue Ethos (Tom Bass, 1961)
Just under a third of Canberrans are employed in the public sector, working in government departments such as the Treasury
Tourism, accommodation, retail and food are also major employers
Construction is the largest non-service sector, employing just over 5% of the workforce
A growing number of Canberrans work in the science and technology sector, such as at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Shopping at the weekly Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston
The annual Canberra Nara Candle Festival
ANU School of Art (formerly the Canberra High School)
The National Museum of Australia established in 2001 records Australia's social history and is one of Canberra's more architecturally daring buildings.
The Australian War Memorial
A copy of every book published in Australia is required by law to be held by the National Library of Australia.
The annual Skyfire fireworks display over Lake Burley Griffin, held during the Enlighten Festival
Canberra–Nara park with Kasuga stone lanterns framed by the gate
A rugby league match at Canberra Stadium
The Canberra Hospital
Canberra International Airport terminal
Aerial view of Tuggeranong Parkway, a major highway which links Canberra's city centre with Tuggeranong
ACTION Volgren bodied Scania K360UA
Alinga Street Light Rail Station, City Interchange
A Canberra Ford Falcon Taxicab
The Mount Majura Solar Farm has a rated output of 2.3 megawatts and was opened on 6 October 2016.

Canberra

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Canberra, from top left to bottom right–the city viewed from Mount Ainslie, the Land Axis featuring Old Parliament House and New Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, the National Carillon, the National Gallery of Australia and the National Library of Australia on Lake Burley Griffin

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Australian Capital Territory

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Significant homesteads, structures and settlements in the ACT prior to 1909.
The Federal Capital survey camp was established c. 1909. An extensive survey of the ACT was completed by Charles Scrivener and his team in 1915.
The ceremony for the naming of Canberra, 12 March 1913. Prime Minister Andrew Fisher is standing, centre, in dark suit. To his right is the Governor-General, Lord Denman, and to his left, Lady Denman.
Location of the ACT and Jervis Bay
The Molonglo River, located in the north-east of the region
Canberra, located in the northern end of the territory, is an entirely planned city.
Parliament House in Canberra houses the Parliament of Australia
AFP vehicle in Canberra
Estimated resident population since 1981.
Bikepath to Weston Creek.
Inner Canberra demonstrates some aspects of the Griffin plan, in particular the Parliamentary Triangle.
The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University
The National Museum of Australia established in 2001 records Australia's social history and is one of Canberra's more architecturally daring buildings.
The Australian War Memorial
A copy of every book published in Australia is required by law to be held by the National Library of Australia.
The Canberra Hospital.
Aerial view of Tuggeranong Parkway, a major highway which links Canberra's city centre with Tuggeranong.
Canberra International Airport terminal
Canberra Railway Station
ACTION Ansair bodied Renault PR100.2
The Mount Majura Solar Farm has a rated output of 2.3 megawatts and was opened on 6 October 2016.

The Australian Capital Territory (commonly abbreviated as ACT), known as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) until 1938, is a landlocked federal territory of Australia containing the national capital Canberra and some surrounding townships.

Lake Burley Griffin
viewed from Black Mountain Tower

Lake Burley Griffin

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Lake Burley Griffin
viewed from Black Mountain Tower
Walter Burley Griffin, the architect who designed Canberra, and after whom the lake is named. With him is his wife and fellow architect Marion Mahony Griffin.
A model of Griffin's Parliamentary Triangle. The lakes shown represent the actual design, not Griffin's original.
Griffin's award-winning design
Prime Minister Robert Menzies championed the development of Lake Burley Griffin.
Map of Lake Burley Griffin
Southern end of Kings Avenue Bridge under construction with Australian War Memorial at far left c. 1961
Kings Avenue Bridge
Scrivener Dam
The National Library as seen from the lake in autumn
Memorial to Captain Cook
Lake Burley Griffin, viewed from the Telstra Tower
Commonwealth Park
Maricat on West Basin, Lake Burley Griffin with Black Mountain Tower in the background.
Black swans gather on East Basin, Lake Burley Griffin
The National Carillon on Aspen Island
Notice of closure due to blue-green algae on 5 June 2009
The view along Central Basin towards the Carillon and Defence Headquarters
Lake Burley Griffin and Parliament House from Mt. Ainslie

Lake Burley Griffin is an artificial lake in the centre of Canberra, the capital of Australia.

Australia

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Sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands.

Sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands.

Aboriginal rock art in the Kimberley region of Western Australia
Landing of James Cook at Botany Bay on 29 April 1770 to claim Australia's eastern half for Great Britain
Tasmania's Port Arthur penal settlement is one of eleven UNESCO World Heritage-listed Australian Convict Sites
The Big Picture, a painting by Tom Roberts, depicts the opening of the first Australian Parliament in 1901
The 1942 Bombing of Darwin, the first of over 100 Japanese air raids on Australia during World War II
Postwar migrants from Europe arriving in Australia in 1954
Topographic map of Australia. Dark green represents the lowest elevation and dark brown the highest
Heron Island, a coral cay in the southern Great Barrier Reef
Uluru in the semi-arid region of Central Australia
Basic geological regions of Australia, by age.
Köppen climate types of Australia.
The koala and the eucalyptus form an iconic Australian pair.
Parliament House, Canberra
A map of Australia's states and territories
Diplomatic missions of Australia
HMAS Canberra, a Canberra class landing helicopter dock, and HMAS Arunta, an Anzac-class frigate, sailing in formation
Australian energy resources and major export ports map
The Boddington Gold Mine in Western Australia is the nation's largest open cut mine.
Australia has one of the world's most highly urbanised populations with the majority living in metropolitan cities on the coast, such as Gold Coast, Queensland.
Australian residents by country of birth, 2016 census
Five Australian universities rank in the top 50 of the QS World University Rankings, including the Australian National University (19th).
The Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne was the first building in Australia to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.
Sidney Nolan's Snake mural (1970), held at the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Tasmania, is inspired by the Aboriginal creation myth of the Rainbow Serpent, as well as desert flowers in bloom after a drought.
Actor playing the bushranger Ned Kelly in The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906), the world's first feature-length narrative film
The meringue-based pavlova is generally eaten at Christmas time.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground is strongly associated with the history and development of cricket and Australian rules football, Australia's two most popular spectator sports.
Fitzroy Island, one of 600 islands within the main archipelago of the Great Barrier Reef
Australian residents by country of birth, 2021 census
Australia is secular and hosts a diversity of religions. St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney belongs to the Roman Catholic Church, Australia's largest religious denomination.

Canberra is the nation's capital, while the five largest cities are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

From top, left to right: Melbourne skyline, Flinders Street Station, Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Royal Exhibition Building, Princes Bridge with Federation Square and St Paul's Cathedral.

Melbourne

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Capital and most-populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-most populous city in both Australia and Oceania.

Capital and most-populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-most populous city in both Australia and Oceania.

From top, left to right: Melbourne skyline, Flinders Street Station, Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Royal Exhibition Building, Princes Bridge with Federation Square and St Paul's Cathedral.
A late 19th-century artist's depiction of John Batman's treaty with a group of Wurundjeri elders
Melbourne Landing,1840; watercolor by W. Liardet (1840)
South Melbourne's "Canvas Town" provided temporary accommodation for the thousands of migrants who arrived each week during the 1850s gold rush.
A large crowd outside the Victorian Supreme Court, celebrating the release of the Eureka rebels in 1855
Elizabeth Street lined with buildings from the "Marvellous Melbourne" era
The Big Picture, the opening of the first Parliament of Australia on 9 May 1901, painted by Tom Roberts
ICI House, a symbol of progress and modernity in post-war Melbourne
Map of Melbourne and Geelong urban areas
Storm passing over Melbourne CBD in summer. Melbourne is said to have "four seasons in one day" due to its changeable weather.
Melbourne's CBD as viewed from above the Shrine of Remembrance, with Southbank and the Hoddle Grid visible.
Government House (left) and skyscrapers seen from the Royal Botanic Gardens
"Melbourne Style" terrace houses are common in the inner suburbs have undergone gentrification.
Victorian era buildings on Collins Street, preserved by setting skyscrapers back from the street
Melbourne is home to 61 skyscrapers, the two tallest being Australia 108 (left), the Southern Hemisphere's only 100-plus-storey building, and Eureka Tower (right).
Established in Melbourne's East End Theatre District in 1854, Princess Theatre is mainland Australia's oldest continuously operating theatre.
Known for its bars, street art and coffee culture, the inner city's network of laneways and arcades is a popular cultural attraction.
National Gallery of Victoria
Statue at the MCG of Australian rules football founder Tom Wills umpiring an 1858 football match. The first games of Australian rules were played in adjacent parklands.
Melbourne hosts the Australian Open, the first of four annual Grand Slam tennis tournaments.
The 19th-century Coop's Shot Tower enclosed in Melbourne Central, one of the city's major retail hubs
The Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex contributes AU$2 billion to the Victorian economy annually.
Queen Victoria Market is the Southern Hemisphere's largest open air market and a popular tourist attraction.
Established during the gold rush, Chinatown is the longest continuous Chinese settlement outside Asia.
St Patrick's Cathedral
Ormond College, part of the University of Melbourne
Parliament House with W-Class heritage tram in foreground.
Royal Children's Hospital
The Bolte Bridge is part of the CityLink tollway system.
Situated on the City Loop, Southern Cross station is Victoria's main hub for regional and interstate trains.
An E-class tram in St Kilda. The city's tram network consists of 475 trams and is the largest in the world.
Sugarloaf Reservoir at Christmas Hills in the metropolitan area is one of Melbourne's closest water supplies.
Victoria Police vehicle in the city centre.
Storm passing over Melbourne CBD in August. Melbourne is said to have "four seasons in one day" due to its changeable weather.
An X'Trapolis 100 train crosses an E-class tram in the Melbourne CBD. The city's tram network consists of 475 trams and is the largest in the world.

After the federation of Australia in 1901, it served as the interim seat of government of the new nation until Canberra became the permanent capital in 1927.

Coat of arms of ANU

Australian National University

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Coat of arms of ANU
Remains of the ANU homopolar generator designed by Mark Oliphant
ANU School of Art located at the former Canberra High School building
Acton, Canberra
The Di Riddell Student Centre opened in 2019
Llewllyn Hall, ANU School of Music
The Crawford School of Public Policy is based at the ANU
Paraboloidal dish for concentrated solar power at ANU
ANU John Curtin School of Medical Research
The Peter Baume Building houses the ANU Research School of Psychology.
Linnaeus Way at ANU
Kinloch Lodge
Lena Karmel Lodge
Fenner Hall
Davey Lodge

The Australian National University (ANU) is a public research university located in Canberra, the capital of Australia.

Exterior in 2017

St John the Baptist Church, Reid

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Exterior in 2017
West facade with tower
Chancel and east window depicting scenes related to Saint John the Baptist
Cemetery and churchyard
Grave (left) of the widow of Major General Sir William Bridges, the first Australian Chief of the General Staff
St John's Schoolhouse Museum
Mural painting in church hall
Queen Elizabeth II emerges from St John's after a service on 23 October 2011
Queen Elizabeth II talking with the rector, the Revd Paul Black, and Prince Philip with the Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn the Rt Revd Stuart Robinson

St John the Baptist Church is an Australian Anglican church in the Canberra suburb of Reid in the Australian Capital Territory.

The main entrance at blue hour

Parliament House, Canberra

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Meeting place of the Parliament of Australia, and the seat of the legislative branch of the Australian Government.

Meeting place of the Parliament of Australia, and the seat of the legislative branch of the Australian Government.

The main entrance at blue hour
Parliament House, Melbourne, was home to Federal Parliament for 26 years from 1901 to 1927.
Old Parliament House opening, 1927
Turning the first sod, Parliament House, Canberra
Aerial view of Parliament House
Opening ceremony in 1988
The front architecture built into Capital Hill, including the forecourt and main entrance, and illustrating a ground-level view of the boomerang-shaped design
The Great Hall in Parliament House. The tapestry at the rear of the room is an enlarged version of an Arthur Boyd painting, and at 20 x is one of the largest tapestries in the world.
The House of Representatives
A part of the front bench, and the dispatch boxes
The Senate chamber
The Australian Senate

Located in Canberra, the Parliament building is situated on the southern apex of the Parliamentary Triangle atop Capital Hill, at the meeting point of Commonwealth, Adelaide, Canberra and Kings Avenue enclosed by the State Circle.

2003 Canberra bushfires

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Map showing the progress of the fires over time
Woden Town Centre
Canberra's suburban hills engulfed in flames during the bushfires.
ACTFB firefighters hosing down the roof of the Emergency Services Bureau.
NASA photo of south-eastern Australia, showing fires which were still burning, 22 January
Map showing the amount of the ACT burnt by the fires
The burnt-out remains of the Mount Stromlo Observatory a year after the fires.
Statue of an astronomer and the concept of the cosmic distance ladder, made from the declination ring and other parts of the 1925 Yale-Columbia Refractor wrecked by the 2003 Canberra bushfires which burned out the Mount Stromlo Observatory; at Questacon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
ACT Bushfire Memorial in Duffy

The 2003 Canberra bushfires caused severe damage to the suburbs and outer areas of Canberra, the capital city of Australia, during 18–22 January 2003.

Walter Burley Griffin in 1912

Walter Burley Griffin

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American architect and landscape architect.

American architect and landscape architect.

Walter Burley Griffin in 1912
Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin at Castlecrag, Sydney on July 27, 1930
Griffin's contour survey for Canberra
Final accepted plan for Canberra
Forest of Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens and Sequoiadendron giganteum), planted in 1918, Pialligo Avenue, Canberra.
The Knitlock construction system designed by Griffin.
Mannix Wing walkway at Newman College, University of Melbourne
Walter Burley Griffin Incinerator, Ipswich, Queensland
William H. Emery, Jr. House, 1903
Frederick Carter House 1910
Page House, 1912
Blythe-Rule House, 1913
Ralph Griffin House, 1913
Melson House, 1914
Blythe House, 1914
Newman College, Melbourne
Newman College: interior of the dining room
Capitol Theatre, Melbourne
Grave of General Bridges in Canberra
The incinerator in the suburb of Brompton, South Australia, known by the name of the adjacent suburb, Hindmarsh
The incinerator in the suburb of Thebarton, South Australia
Eric Pratten House, also called Coppins, in {{NSWcity|Pymble}}, Sydney

He is known for designing Canberra, Australia's capital city and the New South Wales towns of Griffith and Leeton.

National Gallery of Australia

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National art museum of Australia as well as one of the largest art museums in Australia, holding more than 166,000 works of art.

National art museum of Australia as well as one of the largest art museums in Australia, holding more than 166,000 works of art.

Prior to renovations, in 2004
Lobby area of the National Gallery of Australia in 2005, before the major extension completed in 2010.
Know My Name exhibition, 2020
Ramingining Artists: The Aboriginal Memorial
Frederick McCubbin, Bush Idyll, 1893
Claude Monet, Nymphéas (Waterlilies), 1914
Henry Moore's Hill Arches in the Sculpture Garden
John Glover, Patterdale landscape with cattle, 1833
Eugene von Guerard, North-east view from the northern top of Mount Kosciusko, 1863
John Michael Crossland, Portrait of Nannultera, a young Poonindie cricketer, 1854
Arthur Streeton, Golden Summer, Eaglemont, 1889
Hugh Ramsay, Portrait of Nellie Patterson, 1903
Violet Teague, The boy with the palette, 1911
Frederick McCubbin, Violent and Gold, 1911
Clarice Beckett, Sandringham Beach, 1933
Gustave Courbet, Study for Les Demoiselles des bords de la Seine, 1856
Paul Cézanne, L'Après-midi à Naples (Afternoon in Naples), 1875
James McNeill Whistler, Harmony in Blue and Pearl (The Sands, Dieppe), 1885
Georges Seurat, Study for Le Bec du Hoc, Grandcamp, 1885
Claude Monet, Meules, milieu du jour (Haystacks, midday), 1890
André Derain, Self-portrait in studio, 1903
Kasimir Malevich, Stroyuschiysya dom (House under construction), 1915
Albert Gleizes, Femme au gant noir (Woman with Black Glove), 1920

Located in Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, it was established in 1967 by the Australian Government as a national public art museum.