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National Library of Australia

The National Library of Australia was rebuilt in 1968, and inspired by the Parthenon. Australian copyright law requires that a copy of every book published in Australia is to be deposited with the National Library of Australia. Although the library has “closed access”, it also holds a national bibliographic database and offers access through the Libraries Australia service.
New Parliament House

New Parliament House

The New Parliament House, the seat of Federal parliament, was completed in 1988 in time for the bicentennial celebrations of the first settlement by the British in 1788. The futuristically designed building features the use of native timbers and contemporary art work by Australian artists.
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Old Parliament House

Built in 1927, the old parliament house served as the seat of government until 1988, and is now open for tours through the chambers and corridors of power. The lovely Rose Gardens on either side of this national heritage site are a visual delight.
National Museum of Australia

National Museum of Australia

Spectacularly situated on Acton Peninsula thrusting out into Lake Burley Griffin, the museum explores the events, issues and people that shaped the nation. With all the historical material The National Museum of Australia really holds a rich and diverse collection.
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Australian War Memorial

The Australian war memorial serves both as a memorial to Australians who served their country and as a military museum. The building, roughly shaped like a Byzantine church, is a revered national shrine.
National Gallery of Australia

National Gallery of Australia

The national gallery of Australia holds a comprehensive collection of Australian art including a superb collection of Aboriginal art. The gallery also hosts special interest exhibitions from around the world.
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Questacon - National Science and Technology Centre

The interactive science and technology facility, Questacon, really delights its visitors. Both the young and the old will be entertained by walking around discovering the hands-on exhibits and much more.
Lake Burley Griffin

Lake Burley Griffin

Explore the lake either by walking or cycling the many pathways around the lake shore or take a cruise on the lake.
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