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Immerse yourself in a rich history going back many thousands of years. Find significant historical sites, memorials, historical buildings and monuments and locations where Australian history was made.

  • Legislative Assembly for the ACT
    Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory

    Legislative Assembly for the ACT

    The ACT Legislative Assembly is the youngest legislature in Australia. From 1938, when the ACT was officially formed, until 1989, Canberra was administered by the Federal Government. Now Canberra residents elect their…

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  • Merry-Go-Round
    Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory

    Merry-Go-Round

    Go up and down and round and round on the magical carousel located in Petrie Plaza in the Canberra Central Business District. This picturesque carousel delights children and adults alike with its air…

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    Merry-Go-Round, Canberra City
  • Shine Dome
    Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

    Shine Dome

    The Australian Academy of Science's Shine Dome and its custom-designed furniture were created to reflect the inquiring and innovative nature of science. It was the first Canberra building to be added to the…

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    Shine Dome, Canberra
  • National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
    Acton, Australian Capital Territory

    National Film and Sound Archive of Australia

    The National Film and Sound Archive is Australia's 'living' archive – the custodian of over 2.8 million items that we not only collect, but preserve for future generations and share in many diverse…

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  • Captain James Cook Memorial
    Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory

    Captain James Cook Memorial

    The Captain James Cook Memorial is on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin - and in the lake This memorial comprises a water jet and a nearby terrestrial globe commemorating the bicentenary of…

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  • St John's Schoolhouse Museum
    Reid, Australian Capital Territory

    St John's Schoolhouse Museum

    The Schoolhouse is closed while floorboards are being replaced due to termite damage Visit St John's Schoolhouse, Canberra's first school and school master's residence. It opened in 1845, to provide an elementary education…

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  • R G Menzies Walk
    Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

    R G Menzies Walk

    The R G Menzies Walk was named in acknowledgement of Sir Robert Menzies' crucial contribution to the final development of Australia's national capital, Canberra. The two kilometre walk stretches from Commonwealth Avenue Bridge…

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  • Australians of the Year Walk
    Parkes, Australian Capital Territory

    Australians of the Year Walk

    The Australians of the Year Walk is a permanent record of the Australians selected to be Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Local Hero…

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  • ANZAC Parade
    Reid, Australian Capital Territory

    ANZAC Parade

    ANZAC Parade is the national capital's major commemorative way. Walk the length of the parade past memorials dedicated to Australian and New Zealand service people who've fought and died in war. Download a…

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  • Blundells Cottage
    Parkes, Australian Capital Territory

    Blundells Cottage

    Blundells Cottage is CLOSED as of 22 April until September This tiny 1860 worker's dwelling has stood witness to a lot of changes in 157 years. The stone building underwent conservation works in…

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  • Australian War Memorial
    Campbell, Australian Capital Territory

    Australian War Memorial

    The Australian War Memorial is pleased to be the recipient of TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award for the number one landmark in both Australia and the South Pacific for 2016 Bringing together a world-class…

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  • Reconciliation Place
    Parkes, Australian Capital Territory

    Reconciliation Place

    Reconciliation Place reaffirms Australia's shared history and commitment to Reconciliation as an important national priority. Wander down pathways among public artworks and explore the themes of Indigenous achievements, partnerships, belonging and connection to…

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  • High Court of Australia
    Parkes, Australian Capital Territory

    High Court of Australia

    The High Court of Australia is the highest court in the Australian judicial system Visitors to the Court can view the courtrooms where the Court interprets and applies the law of Australia and…

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  • Remembrance Nature Park
    Ainslie, Australian Capital Territory

    Remembrance Nature Park

    This nature park commemorates the signing of the armistice on 11 November 1918 and the Aboriginal people who served in the armed forces. Walk through the park from the Australian War Memorial and…

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  • Old Parliament House Gardens
    Parkes, Australian Capital Territory

    Old Parliament House Gardens

    Old Parliament House Gardens offer a pleasant, rose filled place to pause in the heart of the Parliamentary Zone. Located on either side of Old Parliament House are the House of Representatives Garden…

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  • National Electoral Education Centre
    Parkes, Australian Capital Territory

    National Electoral Education Centre

    Round off your time in the capital with a visit to the award-winning National Electoral Education Centre, centrally located in the heart of the parliamentary triangle Check out the displays of historic election…

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