The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is the capital territory of the Commonwealth of Australia and its smallest self-governing internal territory. It is an inland enclave in New South Wales, situated in bushland.
The ACT was conceived during the federation conventions of the late 1800s as neutral location for a new National Capital. The Australian Constitution provided that following Federation in 1901, land would be ceded to the new Federal Government. The Territory was transferred to the Commonwealth by the state of New South Wales in 1911, and construction of the capital, Canberra, began in 1913.
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Neighbor regions/States: Canberra is surrounded by New South Wales. The city of Queanbeyan is virtually a suburb of Canberra but just across the border.
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It is the NAtional Capital, very new and quite interesting.
The Australian Institute of Sport is here. Great bushwalking and lots of attractions which are free.
The Nations Capital. Museums, Parliment, stuff.... Skiing in the winter
i've a golf course over my back fence, there are a few good pubs and clubs here. there's heaps of stuff to see and do, none of it's real interesting though