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Magna Carta a gem on the Hill

Magna Carta a gem on the Hill

Sitting in a special display case in Parliament House is an original copy of the inspeximus issue of the 1297 charter (an inspeximus issue is basically a reissue of the Magna Carta with amendments). The Magna Carta, Latin for Great Charter, is one of the most famous...

Kangaroo spotting

Kangaroo spotting

Kangaroos group together in what is called a mob. During the day they tend to stay in a shady spot and sleep while one kangaroo remains on guard to alert the others of any danger. Don’t try to look for pretty little animals with their ears up, they are harder to spot;...

Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary

Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary

Mulligans Flat is a great spot to see birds, early morning, and particularly after rain. This is a habitat for a huge variety of birds and is considered by the Canberra Ornithologists group as one of the best areas in Canberra for bird watching. Among the many...

Jerrabomberra Wetlands

Jerrabomberra Wetlands

Jerrabomberra Wetlands is a valuable wetland habitat of national and international importance. This area was an ancient flood plain along the natural watercourse of the Molonglo River before it was dammed to create Lake Burley Griffin. Water birds are abundant in this...

Cool Country Natives

Cool Country Natives

Located as you enter the landscape/garden supplies strip along Beltana Road, Pialligo, is a great nursery for native plants. Cool Country Natives has a broad range of really attractive native plants. This nursery specialises in stocking unusual and hard-to-get plants....

Magna Carta Walk

Magna Carta Walk

Download a copy of the Magna Carta Walk, a self-guided walking tour from the National Capital Authority www.nationalcapital.gov.au. This walk starts at Old Parliament House heads around to Magna Carta Place via the National Rose Garden, up to Parliament House to see...

Magna Carta Place

Magna Carta Place

At the apex of two stonewalls stands a dome-shaped pavilion surrounded by a brass ring inscribed with text from the Magna Carta. Magna Carta Place is to the west of Old Parliament House. It celebrates the sealing of the Magna Carta 800 years ago, in Runnymeade, by...

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