What to see in Canberra, Australia: Australia's Capital City
What to see at Canberra: Australia's capital city
I decided to write about Australia in particular its capital city, Canberra which I visited three years ago, and I will share it with you.
Institutions of National Significance
Canberra is the capital of Australia and it is where the seat of the government is located. The seat of the government of Australia is where the Parliament House is located, High Court of Australia and government agencies and departments. It is also the location of many social and cultural institutions of national significance, such as the Australian War Memorial, National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Australia and the National Library of Australia.
I was able to go inside and listen to deliberation at Parliament House -- it is where the Parliameny of Australia meet. Australia’s government is based on a popularly elected parliament with two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate. Ministers appointed from these chambers conduct executive government, and policy decisions are made in Cabinet meetings. Cabinet discussions are not disclosed and ministers are bound by the principle of Cabinet solidarity. Queen Elizabeth II of UK is also formally the country's Queen, and the Queen appoints a Governor-General (on the advice of the elected Australian Government) to represent her majesty too.
I also went inside the National Museum of Australia and I came to appreciate their legacy as a Commonwealth Nation with the aborigines as a part of it and the Great Britain too.
The TELSTRA TOWER
Visitors to the Tower can see the city unfold from the enclosed viewing gallery or the two open viewing platforms. There is a kiosk with souvenirs,coffee lounge, and Canberra's only revolving restaurant.
The Australian National University is considered the main University in Australia is known for research and excellent academic pursuits.
The National Zoo is ten minutes away from the place I stayed so I went there twice. This is Australia's home of the wild, so I was expecting to see lots of animals, and yes, I saw them all. The tigons and the ligers, cross breeding of tigers and lions. Tigon is a hybrid between a male tiger and female ligon, while it is opposite for the liger. The liger hybrid is more common too. They are also available for viewing but I haven't got a picture of it. There is of course the koala, sharks, and the kangaroo, plus the dingo -- their dog which is unique to Australia. I wasn't able to get a picture of Tasmanian devil because it is sleeping at that time too.
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