Wednesday, 31 March 2010

The Press Gallery

Much as most of us are frustrated by the media from time to time, one of the hallmarks of a democracy is a free press. At Parliament House the Press Gallery is an integral part of the democratic process. This display of 'tools of the trade' and a broadcast studio form part of the exhibition in the Press Gallery quarters of Old Parliament House.

Then there are the pigeon holes where media releases were dropped. These still form an integral part of the modern press gallery! I've been 'backstage' through the gallery of the new Parliament House!


  1. Sounds like a very interesting place to visit. I must do that when we're in Canberra.

  2. I've got one of those traveling typewriters. My late parents bought it me for my 18th birthday. I still have it, but not used it in years.

  3. I learnt to type on something like that and those pigeonholes look just like the ones in Parliament House in Sydney that I used to drop press releases into in the 80s. I like what they've done with the old PH, must get down there and have a look.