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Intro into ACT

The Australian Capital Territory totals 2366 sq km and is the only purposed built state. In 1901 when Australia’s separate colonies were federated and became states, in the constitution it was written to build a capital. Since Melbourne and Sydney were such rivals it was decided that in 1911 they would buy land, which is present day the Australian Capital Territory and build Canberra, which would become the capital of the country in 1927. Canberra in aboriginal means ‘meeting place’.

Today, you will find a purpose built city that doesn’t get to many travelers unless it has something to do with politics.

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