Visiting the MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIAN DEMOCRACY in Canberra

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.

Uta’s September2015 Diary

Wednesday, 16th of September 2015

Today we had a look at the flowers in the Leighton Gardens of Moss Vale. We also had a nice visit with our friends in Bowral. Peter took all the pictures for I still have not replaced my lovely digital camera. I miss it so much! On the way home we stopped at the Robertson Pie Shop where we had pies for lunch which taste as good as ever. For afternoon coffee we took some fruit pies home that were filled with beautiful fresh cream. Very yummy indeed!

We were lucky to see some tulips at Moss Vale. We did not mind so much that we did not see the tulips in the Corbett Gardens of Bowral where an immense crowd had gathered for the opening of the tulip festival.

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Helvi's flowers
Helvi’s flowers

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Two Years ago in Bowral

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Peter took this picture on the 21st December 2012, our Wedding Anniversary. The Corbett Gardens are in Bowral. This day in 2012 was the last time we went to see the Gardens. Over the years we did go a few times to have a look at the tulips there in spring time during the tulip festival. This year we missed out again on seeing the tulips there.

Two years ago in December we quite liked to walk through Corbett Gardens on a summer day. There were no tulips there, but the gardens looked lovely none the less. DSCN5589

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On the way to the Gardens we had stopped at the Bradman Museum.

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Some refreshments were very welcome.

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