Feb 10, 2011

Canberra Visit (1)

Lake Burley Griffin and National Carillion

This post features photos taken on a visit to Australia's capital Canberra (280km south-west of Sydney) in the Australian Capital Territory. The site was selected for a planned city, as a compromise between rivals Sydney and Melbourne.
In 2013, Canberra celebrates 100 years since Lady Denman, wife of then Governor-General Lord Denman, stood upon the newly laid Foundation Stones and announced that the name of the new Australian capital would be Canberra.

High Court of Australia, Courtroom 1, (left) is used on all ceremonial occasions and for all Full Bench sittings. The bench is made of Western Australian jarrah with red tulip oak from Queensland and NSW used for the rest of the furniture and wall panelling.

 The Public Hall below features a mural designed by Jan Senbergs which reflects the history, function and aspiration of the High Court.

High Court of Australia, Public Hall

The High Court Building is on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. The Public Hall (above) has a 24-metre high ceiling supported by two large pillars.

                  Transport to Canberra                          Information - Visiting Canberra

We found a reasonably priced Guesthouse style accommodation about 15 minutes bus ride from the City. It was not listed in the online accommodation booking sites.


  1. Hello, I see you have a link to my blog, thank you, I will return the favor! I love Australia and the Sydney area, we were there 4 years ago. Unfortunately I was not feeling well on the day trip to the Blue Mountains so for now I will have to travel there through your blog.