This program portraying Canberra, is a wonderful representation of Australia's Capital City - The city which is the pulse of the country.
In this 30 minute program we take you to see this city of light and grace, a meticulously planned metropolis - the symbolic heart of the nation. We enter the new Parliament House ...... uncover the myth and meaning of it's design ..... from the gathering of Aboriginal clans depicted in the mosaic of the Forecourt ..... to the marble columns of the Foyer, reminiscent of a refreshing eucalypt forest.
We share experience of the mood of Old Parliament House, now a museum of political history ..... and the history seeped, Australian War Memorial, our shrine to fallen war heroes.
We discover the impressive architecture of Canberra's High Court, the National Library, the Science and Technology Centre ..... and the many unique embassies.
We visit Cockington Green, a surprising slice of England in miniature .. the National Aquarium, largest synthetic salt water aquarium in the Southern Hemisphere ..... and the Australian National Botanic Gardens, a treasure trove of native plants.
Recapture a bygone era at Lanyon Homestead ..... view waterbirds in the vast wetlands of Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ..... and frolic in the snow of Thredbo and Charlotte Pass. We also take you to Cooma, Jindabyne and Mt Kosciusko ..... and then to the annual Floriade in Commonwealth Park ..... all this and much more with this superbly filmed and produced program in the Panorama Australia Series.
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