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Our capital city! : discovering Canberra's secrets

Eastwood , Ken2013
Books, Manuscripts
Come on a visit to Canberra and go inside Parliament House, to the Royal Australian Mint and to the snow-capped national park. You'll meet all of our prime ministers, learn how to make a new law and discover how Australia became a nation
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Sydney NSW Australian Geographic Education [2013]
35 p. colour illustrations map
Upper primary
Capital idea: find your way with these fast facts about the ACT -- Secrets of the National Museum: discover some of the weirdest items in this national treasure trove -- The ultimate $2 shop: watch real money being made at the Royal Australian Mint -- Our coat of arms: meet Big Red and Emu, the animals on Australia's coat of arms -- Namadgi National Park: this mountainous park takes up almost 50 per cent of the ACT -- An ACT adventure: setting out on the wild Australian Alps Walking Track -- The green and gold: digging up the facts on our national flower -- Top job: what would it be like to be the prime minister for a day? -- Mystery of our missing prime minister: in 1967 Harold Hold went for a swim, and was never seen again -- Australia's prime ministers: there are almost 30 of them - how many can you remember? -- Our democracy: how Australia's system of representative government works -- How to make a new law: the way government makes new rules for all Australians -- Inside information: an illustrated look at the House of Representatives -- ACT's Aboriginal people: do they really eat moths? -- Federation of a nation: when Australia first became Australia -- The constitution: it's Australia's most important legal document, sitting above and shaping all other laws -- Growing history: the War Memorial tree that has roots in Gallipoli -- Meet a Canberra scientist: Brian Cooke won an award in 2012 for his environmental work with rabbits
9781742454252 (hbk)
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