Tuesday, 30 March 2010

House of Representatives, Old Parliament House

The Old Parliament House building in Canberra now houses the Museum of Australian Democracy. It housed parliament as a 'temporary' building from 1927, when Canberra became Australia's capital, until 1988.

This was the chamber of the House of Repreentatives, modelled on the British Paliament at Westminster. I first visited here on a school excursion some time in the 1970s. Then you couldn't sit in the chamber; now you can wander around at will, or join a tour.

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