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Thanks for this pretty picture of Tucking Mill Cottage. Interestingly, despite the plaque placed on the cottage (in shot, near the right hand corner), William Smith probably lived in the house to the North by North East !

Thanks, I managed to get the QM2 and the Opera House aligned just in time!

Thanks so much - Queen Mary 2 is one the biggest cruse ships to visit Sydney - so big she needs to anchor in the deep water port rather than the passenger terminal!

Hi, yes, that's right, but I have failed to find it named on any map, hence the name I used. I believe the location show on the map is correct.

The Memorial was commissioned after the death of King George V in 1936. As the Duke of York he had opened the first Federal Parliament in Melbourne in 1901. It is believed to be the only memorial to an Australian Head of State erected by the Commonwealth of Australia. The design uses a sandstone figure of Saint George with a bronze figure of King George, who was symbolically associated with Saint George because he successfully led his country in World War I. The ten plaques around the base feature the Duke of York, the Duchess of York, Sir Edmund Barton, a sailor, a soldier, an airman, a nurse, Sir Henry Parkes, Sir Samuel Griffith and a crown. ,The Memorial was unveiled on 4 March 1953. At this time it was located in front of Parliament House, but in 1968 it was resited because it blocked the important view from Parliament House to the War Memorial. The Memorial was re-erected on a smaller and lower podium and re-aligned east-west.

The flagpole was a gift to Australia from the Canadian Government and the Canadian timber industry. It is a single spar of Douglas Fir, 39 metres tall with three metres in the ground and 36 metres freestanding. When logged from a forest in British Columbia, it weighed 7.1 tonnes. The Canadian Flag is raised each year on Canada Day, 1 July.

The water jet and terrestrial globe were constructed to commemorate the bicentenary of Captain James Cook’s landing on the east coast of Australia in 1770. Queen Elizabeth II opened the Memorial.

The Captain Cook Memorial Globe is an open-cage globe formed by the meridians of longitude and parallels of latitude, with land depicted in beaten bas-relief copper. Traced on the globe are the routes of Cook’s three voyages of exploration, with explanations of his ports of call inscribed on the surrounding handrail.

The jet can operate at a height of 147 metres.

The Memorial Globe and Jet were both designed by the architectural firm Bunning and Madden, which also designed the National Library and Parkes Place, located across the lake.

I took a photo from here when I first visited Wanaka, with a film SLR -, which was one of my better attempts.

This is a more recent digital shot from the same view point. Earlier in the year so the crops have not been cut yet

Many Thanks - I was very lucky with the weather with this one!

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