Visiting the MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIAN DEMOCRACY in Canberra

8 Sep

THE MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIAN DEMOCRACY
is situated in the Old Parliament House.

We did drive to the Old Parliament House on that Friday morning after we had returned from our walk to Manuka. I wrote about this walk in my previous post.You can go back to it here:

https://auntyuta.com/2016/09/07/going-for-a-walk-to-manuka/

We saw in the museum interesting historical things.

 

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Buses did bring a lot of visitors to the museum.

Buses did bring a lot of visitors to the museum.

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The Museum stressed 1215 as an important year for the MAGNA CARTA

1215 was the year when the MAGNA CARTA was first drafted.

 

At lunchtime we drove to this tavern, Wig & Pen, to have one of their delicious beers and some lunch.

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Bike riding is quite popular in Canberra.

Bike riding is quite popular in Canberra.

Our chosen beer was Russian Ale,. We were warned it had very much alcohol in it!

Our chosen beer was Imperial Russian (like a very strong Guinness),. and we were warned it had very much alcohol in it!

While waiting for our meal I had a look in this very interesting magazine about beer brewing:

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Peter is happy with his meal.

Peter is happy with his meal.

I liked my spicy vegetarian meal. However it turned out, I had to leave some of it. It was just too much!

I liked my spicy vegetarian meal. However it turned out, I had to leave some of it. It was just too much!

In my first post about our visit to Canberra

https://auntyuta.com/2016/08/30/utas-diary-august-2016/

I mentioned that on Saturday, the 27th of August, we went to the Telstra Tower and later on to the National Museum.
At nighttime of that same Saturday, which was our last day in Canberra, the Museum of Australian Democracy presented
THE HANSARD MONOLOGUES (Age of Entitlement) and we had tickets for this very interesting show. As I said before, the Museum of Australian Democracy is in the Old Parliament House.

If you haven’t seen it yet, you might like to have a look at this website:

http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Hansard

We departed Canberra on Sunday, the 28th of August. Our first stop was Goulburn where we had some coffee and cake in a building from 1889.

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Then, we drove on to Bowral and had a lovely lunch there with our friends G and H.

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Driving home we went down MacQuarie Pass with some pies from the Robertson Pie Shop.

8 Responses to “Visiting the MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIAN DEMOCRACY in Canberra”

  1. berlioz1935 September 13, 2016 at 5:22 pm #

    We like Canberra. Many people think it is a boring place. But there is so much to do and see. Australia, politically speaking, is a very young country. Historic places of European settlement are only about 200 years old. And Canberra ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canberra )was created in the Australian bush by the American couple Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin.

    For us, Canberra seems to be more civilised than brash Sydney. It is more like a provincial university town.

  2. auntyuta September 13, 2016 at 6:35 pm #

    Thanks for commenting, Berlioz.
    There really is a lot that a visitor can enjoy in Canberra:
    Museums, parks, the bush. Also, the coffee culture is alive and well.
    For people who love shopping, there is ample opportunity for this too.

  3. Christine J Randall September 14, 2016 at 10:53 am #

    I’ve never been to Canberra and found your photos interesting. I looked at the King George one in full size and saw he posed in the full traditional gear, garter and all! Awesome. I believe the museum has a lot of Damien Parer’s war photos – he is a first cousin by several removals to my husband – and we are interested in seeing those. You have good taste in beet, we are partial to a stout. Thanks for sharing.

    • Christine J Randall September 14, 2016 at 10:56 am #

      Good taste in *beer* [sigh] I forget to proof read. And I don’t have to go to Canberra to find your photos interesting!

      • auntyuta September 18, 2016 at 12:07 pm #

        🙂

    • auntyuta September 18, 2016 at 12:06 pm #

      Thank you very much, Christine, for reading my blog and commenting.

      • Christine J Randall September 18, 2016 at 9:32 pm #

        You’re welcome. When I saw you on Barbara’s blog, I recalled your name from ages ago so popped along for a visit.

      • auntyuta September 19, 2016 at 8:49 am #

        You’re very welcome, Christine. 🙂

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