Canberra was built to bring an end to the debate between which city, Melbourne or Sydney, should be the new capital of Australia when Australia was federalized into a single country. There was absolutely no other reason for it. It is unusual among Australian cities, being an entirely planned city outside of any state. The majority of those who live in Canberra are public servants or those serving those public servants. Officially, the government is not the major employer anymore but we all know that is because they are outsourcing their work to private employers all across Canberra. So if you live in Canberra, everything you do has something to do with the government or serving the government in some way.


Canberra is the site of Parliament House, the High Court and numerous government departments and agencies.


It is popular with international and local tourists because it is the home of many of Australia’s important social and cultural institutions, such as the Australian War Memorial, Australian National University, Royal Australian Mint, Australian Institute of Sport, National Gallery, National Museum and the National Library.


Canberra has a lot to offer anyone who wants to know more about Australia. That doesn’t mean you won’t find some great fishing spots along the way if you are travelling through. If you want to know more about Australia, you just cannot go past Canberra without stopping in for a look. It’s the perfect turning point towards the Australian Alps, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve or the Murrumbidgee River Corridor, for an adventure nearby.


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