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Canberra comes of age

Australia [CENTENARY]

Normally overshadowed by big siblings Sydney and Melbourne, Canberra will assume the Australian spotlight this year as it celebrates its centenary. Long considered soulless by many Australians, Canberra in the past decade has matured into a city that exists on its own merit, rather than merely as the seat of government. A sophisticated restaurant scene worthy of a national capital has emerged; the contemporary art scene, too, is surprisingly healthy for a city of 370,000, with visual artists Bernie Slater…



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