Tuesday, January 12, 2010

About Canberra, Australia

As I said earlier, I didn't know too much about Canberra apart from the fact that it was inland, somewhere between Sydney and Melbourne.


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Looking at the map above you will see that Canberra is much closer to Sydney than it is to Melbourne. It's about a 3 hour drive to Sydney, and a 9 hour drive to Melbourne.

Canberra was established in 1913, and was a compromise between Sydney and Melbourne, as neither could agree which city should be the capital. They decided to create a new city to be the government center. You can find more info about Canberra here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canberra

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