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Day18 Sydney

I started out the day at the Barangaroo Reserve, which has been set aside as an aboriginal educational area in a place that was once filled with shipping containers. It’s a peaceful area seemingly far from Sydney’s bustle, but it’s just around the bend from the Circular Quay.

Day 17 Sydney

A large mural on a 10-story apartment building near the entrance to Darling Harbor. It’s an enormous image of Aboriginal elder Jenny Munro painted by Matt Adnate. Ms. Munro fought long and hard against State Government plans to dislocate public housing tenants to build new developments. On the way to Paddy’s Haymarket, a surprise lane with hanging cherubs and …

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Day12 Melbourne

This morning I started off for the Immigration Museum. I wasn’t sure if it was worth returning to see the exhibits, but it turned out to be an excellent choice. The first exhibit room has an identity theme with interactive displays. As you walk into the exhibit room, you see life-size holograms of different people …

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Day11 Ballarat

Today I took a train to Ballarat, the largest town in the gold country, to visit the Gold Museum and a place called Sovereign Hill. Sovereign Hill is similar to our colonial Williamsburg. It shows visitors what it was like in the town of Ballarat, headquarters for the gold rush of the 1850s.

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