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Weston Creek Cricket Club Tour of England

Tour of England 1995 15

An ancient aboriginal word for "meeting place", Canberra is situated

on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River which meanders its way for

nearly 2000 kilometres through the states of New South Wales, Victoria

and South Australia before it finally empties itself into the Pacific Ocean

near Adelaide.

As the Seat of the Commonwealth Parliament and its several

government departments, many Canberrans are civil servants or are in the

armed forces. The official residences of the Queen's representative, the

Governor General, and of the Prime Minister are also in Canberra.

Nearly seventy five foreign countries have their diplomatic missions

located in Canberra, many of their buildings reflecting the architectural

and cultural flavour of their homelands which add to the cosmopolitan

atmosphere of the city.

As well as being the administrative capital, Canberra has of recent

times become the sporting capital of the nation with the establishment of

The Australian Institute of Sport, a training centre for the country's young

elite athletes - the envy of other nations.

Canberra's summer sport is cricket. Eight grade clubs each fielding six

teams participate in the various grade competitions staged by the

Australian Capital Territory Cricket Association. Some 4000 boys and

girls from the ages of 7 to 16 years play each summer Saturday in various

age competitions under the umbrella of the ACT Cricket Association, on

some 200 playing fields scattered around the suburbs of Canberra.

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