Monday, 18 March 2013

Picture of the Month - March 2013

Capital Melbourne Parliament House
Parliament House and Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne, c. 1900: once Federal and State Houses of Parliament [RHSV Collection : PC-0341]

Canberra, Australia’s ‘National Capital’, celebrates its centenary on 12 March. On that day in 1913, the foundation stones were laid for a ‘Commencement Column’ and the new Australian capital was officially named ‘Canberra’ by Lady Denman, wife of the then Governor-General.

 It would be remiss not to point out that Melbourne was the seat of Australia’s Federal government for over a quarter of a century.     Read more...

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