Australia Melbourne5 Parliament House


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These impressive buildings were constructed at the height of the Victorian gold rush and have served three different governments. It was home to the parliament of the Colony of Victoria until 1900. With Federation in 1901 it became the seat of Australia's Federal Parliament until that shifted to the newly built Parliament House in Canberra (now 'Old Parliament House'). With the shifting of Australia's seat of parliament to Canberra in 1927, Victoria's State Parliament (which had been sitting at the Exhibition Building since Federation) was able to move in and has remained there since.

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Australia Melbourne5 Parliament House

  1. 1. Victoria the Australia's smallest mainland state, is the most densely populated state, and has a highly centralized population, with almost 75% of Victorians living in Melbourne, the state capital and largest city. The Commonwealth of Australia Victoria coat-of-arms Melbourne coat-of-arms MELBOURNE
  2. 2. The Commonwealth of Australia The Flag of Victoria (Australia) Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia after Sydney (approximate population of four million).
  3. 3. Melbourne
  4. 4. Spring street, Melbourne Shell Headquarters, Melbourne. Sculpture by Charles Perry
  5. 5. Esanda Finance Corporation, Melbourne.
  6. 6. The Old Melbourne Treasury building (built 1857-1862) Strictly classical Victorian building in Renaissance Revival style. Notable for Archivolt and fine classical treatment.
  7. 7. The Old Melbourne Treasury building (built 1857-1862)
  8. 9. George Higinbotham ,Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria
  9. 10. Parliament House in Melbourne, located at Spring Street in East Melbourne, has been the seat of the Parliament of Victoria, Australia, since 1855 (except for the years 1901 to 1927, when it was occupied by the Parliament of Australia).
  10. 11. In December 1855 construction began on the site in Spring Street, and the building was completed in stages between 1856 and 1929.
  11. 13. Being one of the major of places of interest in Melbourne, the pride of Melbourne, the Parliament House of Victoria is open for public visits. The Parliament House is kept open for the common people on the days they do not have a sitting. Free tours of the Parliament are held at 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 2pm, 3pm and 3.45pm from Monday to Friday.
  12. 14. The State Houses of Parliament in Melbourne floor tile mosaic
  13. 16. The entrance steps and lamps were added, while William Guilfoyle took charge of the design and landscaping of the grounds surrounding the Parliament during the period 1888-92.
  14. 17. The State Houses of Parliament is the biggest 19th century public building in the nation and one of the best examples of the British Empire's civic architectural splendor in the world. With its' elegant stairwells, grand steps, stylish lamps and colonnade, the Parliament House is undoubtedly one of Peter Kerr's finest works.
  15. 18. Located at 111 Spring Street in Melbourne overlooking the stately Parliament House and the beautiful Treasury Gardens, Windsor Hotel built in 1883 is Australia’s only surviving grand 19th century city hotel and only official "grand" Victorian era hotel.
  16. 23. St Patrick, the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne is a major symbol of the city. The church is near remarkable points of interest like the Victoria Parliament House, Fitzroy Gardens, Carlton Gardens, Royal Exhibition Building and Melbourne Museum.
  17. 24. The Gordon Reserve is a small triangle of land located in Spring St, Melbourne near the Parliament buildings containing the Stanford Fountain (1870), two memorials and five Canary Island date palms.
  18. 25. William Stanford (1839-1880) designed and carved the fountain from bluestone when he was incarcerated at Pentridge Prison. The Gordon Reserve was originally part of the Parliament House grounds, but it became detached from these in 1863 and was called Carpentaria Place
  19. 26. General Charles Gordon (1833-1885), also known as Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha, and Gordon of Khartoum, was a British army officer and administrator
  20. 27. The Gordon of Khartoum Memorial (1889)
  21. 29. Adam Lindsay Gordon, Australian poet, jockey and politician
  22. 31. 'He sang the first great songs these lands can claim to be their own.' Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-1870) was born in 1833 in the Azores, where His grandfather owned a plantation.
  23. 35. Treasury Place Melbourne
  24. 36. Treasury Place Melbourne Victoria coat-of-arms
  25. 37. Treasury Place Melbourne John Cain Statue (41st Premier of Victoria, from 1982 to 1990) Albert Dunstan and Henry Bolte were both long serving Victorian premiers
  26. 38. Department of Education, Treasury Place Melbourne
  27. 39. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in Melbourne occupies 2 Treasury Place, overlooking Treasury Gardens. This magnificent Victorian example of Renaissance-revival architecture was built in 1875-86 and is an important historic building within the city
  28. 40. The beautiful Treasury Gardens are situated near Victoria’s Parliament House and the old Treasury buildings, and opposite the Windsor Hotel
  29. 43. The City of Melbourne Tree Policy adopted by Council in 1997 provides for the protection and care of all trees within the municipality’s streets and parklands. The Heritage Victoria Register protects a number of Council owned trees in the Fitzroy Gardens, Flagstaff Gardens, Royal Exhibition and Carlton Gardens and Treasury Gardens.
  30. 44. Since 2005, the City of Melbourne has achieved a 60 per cent reduction in potable water use in parks, gardens and open spaces. This has been achieved through increased use of recycled water, the installation of 170 kilometers of drip-line irrigation to better deliver water to the tree roots and a program to place mulch under trees to maintain soil moisture.
  31. 47. Shell Headquarters, Melbourne. Sculpture by Charles Perry
  32. 48. Pictures and arrangement: Sanda Foişoreanu Sound : Please take me to Australia Australian songs and music Melbourne