Australian Capital Territory and Canberra

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is a self-governing internal territory in New South Wales, Australia. Its capital is Canberra where the Parliament House, the High Court, and several government agencies are located.

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How is the old parliament house used today?

Australia's Old Parliament House is now the Museum of Australian Democracy. It caters to tours and school groups wanting to explore the history of Democracy in Australia.

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What is the state capital in Australia?

Australia has a federal, not state, capital. This is the city of Canberra. Each of the states has its own capital, as does the Northern Territory.

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What are the states and territories of Australia and their capitals?

The six states of Australia and their capitals are:

  • New South Wales - Sydney
  • Tasmania - Hobart
  • Victoria - Melbourne
  • Queensland - Brisbane
  • Western Australia - Perth
  • South Australia - Adelaide

The two mainland territories and their capitals are:

  • Northern Territory - Darwin
  • Australian Capital Territory, which is where Australia's national capital of Canberra is situated.

There are also seven external (offshore) territories which are listed at the link below.

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How far from Gundagai NSW to Canberra?

It is 163km from Gundagai to Canberra. Estimated travel time is just over an hour and a half.

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How far is Canberra from Sydney by helicopter?

Its about 30 to 60 minutes

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What architect designed Australia's national capital of Canberra?

Australia's national capital of Canberra was designed by Walter Burley Griffin.

Born on 24 November 1876, in Chicago, USA, Griffin worked for Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, Illinois, designing houses in the Chicago area. In April 1911, the Australian Government held an international competition to produce a design for its new capital city. Burley Griffin produced a design with impressive renderings of the plan produced by his wife, Marion Mahony Griffin. They had only heard about the plan in July, while on honeymoon, and worked feverishly to prepare the plans. On 23 May 1912 Griffin's design was selected as the winner from among 137 entries, whereupon he and his wife moved to Australia, where Griffin was appointed as the Federal Capital Director of Design and Construction.

Difficulties with Federal government bureaucrats forced Griffin's resignation from the project in 1920, but he remained in Australia, later designing the Sydney suburb of Castlecrag and the Melbourne suburb of Eaglemont. Griffin also helped design the New South Wales towns of Leeton, Griffith and Culburra Beach.

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Why did Australia need a national capital?

Prior to Federation of the states, each of the states still operated separately, with its own laws and trade rules. A new national capital was necessary to help unify the new, young nation.

The city of Canberra was built for the purpose of it becoming the national capital of Australia, and land for the Australian Capital Territory (originally Federal Territory of Australia) was purchased from New South Wales for the purpose.

Australia's two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, had been rivals since before the goldrush days. After Federation in 1901, it was therefore decided that the nation's capital should be situated between the two cities. A location was chosen which was 248km from Sydney and 483km from Melbourne.

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Is which state is ACT located within which Australian state?

The ACT or Australian Capital Territory lies entirely within the state of New South Wales.

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What are Australia's major imports?

Australia is rich in natural resources, and imports tend to be mainly manufactured products such as aircraft, telecommunications equipment, computer accessories and vehicle parts and accessories. Australia also imports pharmaceuticals and medicinal equipment.

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Where is the Foundation Stone in Canberra?

The Foundation Stone in Canberra is located on the lawn in front of the Parliament House on Capital Hill.

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Where did the Australians decide to place their new national capital?

The new national capital of Canberra was located in the region known as Limestone Plains.

Australia's two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, had been rivals since before the goldrush days. It was therefore decided that the nation's capital should be situated between the two cities. A location was chosen which was 248km from Sydney and 483km from Melbourne, within easy access of both cities. Farming land was taken up for this purpose.

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Who was Edmund Hey?

He was the author of "Neonatal Formulary".

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What is the latitude of Canberra?

Canberra, Australia - Latitude 35.15 S Longitude 149.08 E

Source: Web called Maps of the World

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What are the two houses of Parliament in Canberra?

House of Representatives (Lower House)

Senate (Upper House)

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What is the national capital of Tuvalu?

The capital city of Tuvalu is Funafuti. In the Oxford Atlas 32nd edition, you might find that the capital is Sunasupi. I think it was also called Fongafale .

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A 9 letter meaning for Canberra's country?

Canberra is the capital of Australia.

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How big is Canberra in Australia?

Population figures for December 2007 indicate Canberra's population was 340800.

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Is Minsk Belarus a popular tourist destination?

For Western tourists- perhaps; for East Europeans tourists, no. The only things popular in Belarus with visitors are cheap alcohol, food, sex and other legal and illegal forms of entertaiment.

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Luxembourg is capital of which country?

The city of Luxembourg is the capital of the country that is also called Luxembourg.
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How long does it take to fly from Canberra to Melbourne?

Average flight time between Canberra and Melbourne is 1 hour 5 minutes.

As with any flight, sometimes it varies by a few minutes (depending on the wind).

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Who discovered Canberra and when?

Cities themselves are not discovered, but the regions where they come to be built are discovered.

The local Aboriginal nation, comprising the Ngambri and the Ngunnawal people, had been living in the Canberra region long before Europeans first found it.

Following European settlement of the continent, where Australia's capital city, Canberra, is now located became rich farming land known as Limestone Plains. Little-known Australian explorer Joseph Wild, an ex-convict, together with James Vaughan and Charles Throsby, first explored the area in 1815.

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Why isn't the Australian Capital Territory a State?

Because originally the two most influential states NSW and Victoria could not agree on what state would house the Capital, so the only way to settle it was to create a non state to house the capital in the middle of no where. (political thinking) Makes one wonder why the whole world is still at war.

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A traveler visiting cities located at 35.40N 139.45E 39.00N 125.47E 39.55N 116.26E what direction would they go to in reverse order?

They would be travelling East in reverse order. 116 is China, 125 is Korea and 139 is Japan.

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What are Australia's provincial state or territorial capitals?

Australia's capital cities and the states (not provinces) or territories of which they are capital are:

States:

  • Sydney (New South Wales)
  • Melbourne (Victoria)
  • Brisbane (Queensland)
  • Perth (Western Australia)
  • Adelaide (South Australia)
  • Hobart (Tasmania)

Territories

  • Darwin (Northern Territory)

Australia's National capital is Canberra - situated in the Australian Capital Territory. Canberra could not truly be said to be the capital of the Australian Capital Territory, as the territory was created entirely to encompass the Federal capital.

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What is the highest mountain in the Australian Capital Territory Australia?

The highest mountain in the ACT is Bimberi Peak, with an elevation of 1912m.

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