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Australia’s capital highlights

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Despite Canberra’s relative obscurity, the purpose-built capital is worth a detour to get a fascinating insight into Australia’s history, politics and culture.
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Localites

Trivia pays big in Sydney’s pubs

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After a hard day's work, many locals blow off steam at pub trivia, a popular group activity where the prizes range from bar vouchers to cash jackpots.
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A tour of Melbourne street art

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Some of the world’s best street art can be found in the dark alleyways of Australia’s southern capital, among dumpsters and discarded cardboard boxes.


The artful dodgers of Melbourne’s graffiti revolution

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The Australian city has a love/hate relationship with the spray can, and is home to some of the most amazing street art in the world despite restrictive anti-graffiti laws.
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Beyond the Headlines

Australia’s penal colony roots

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It was once a point of shame that Australia was settled by convicts, but today, locals are embracing their crime-ridden past.
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The glittering goldfields of southeastern Australia

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The optimism and hardship that dominated the lives of pioneering fortune hunters in the 1850s reverberate throughout present-day Victoria.
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