History of Australia – New Parliament House



New Parliament House in Canberra was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1988 as part of the bicentennial celebration of Australia.

The amazing building sits on Capital Hill and with the huge flag mast on top it is a distinctive landmark which has become an icon of Canberra.


Much of the building is buried beneath Capital Hill but when seen from above, the design is in the shape of two boomerangs enclosed within a circle. It is constructed into the top of the hill with the roof grassed over.


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