Darwin City Sights

Today brings us to our journey’s end – the journey from Hobart to Darwin ends here.  Tomorrow we fly out after an unforgetable journey of learning, understanding, sacred sites and mystic, ancient landscapes.

Today and over the weekend Darwin is playing host to the V8 Supercar racing.  The main street of the CBD was the venue for a street party and telecast of the first day of racing.  A ginormous television screen set upon the back of a semi-trailer is the focal point.

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Parliament House in Darwin is more commonly known as “the wedding cake” as the exterior is rather ornate.  However the interior is impressive and the chamber of the Legislative Assembly has an entire crocodile hide decorating the main table.IMG_1450IMG_1430IMG_1444

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Original Aboriginal painting on bark hangs in the public space.

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Adjacent to Parliament House is the Supreme Court building – we pass through security to find the security officer is from Walloon in Queensland – not far from our long time home in Karalee.  He then spent many years in Claremont in Tasmania which is just twenty minutes from our home in Lachlan – small world.  The interior of the Supreme Court is grand and the art works first class.  On the floor of the gallery is an extraordinary mosaic depicting  the dreamtime Milky Way.

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Tonight we celebrated a wonderfully memorable holiday journey with a delicious seafood dinner at Cullen Bay as the northern sunset lit the skies over the ocean in another spectacular burst of colour.  Thank you Northern Territory!

 

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