14 WestonCreekCricketClub View of the Parliament House during the Festival Week. Canberra, The Nation's Capital Canberra, the capital of Australia, a tiny Territory within the State of New South Wales is home to both WestonCreekCricketClub and the Nation's Seat of Government. The City of Canberra nestles amongst the gentle, forested hills and grass-lands at the foot of the Great Dividing Range some 300 kilometres south-west of the Sydney Cricket Ground and about 650 kilometres northeast of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The 330,000 Canberrans who come from many ethnic groups enjoy four distinct seasons: hot summers, balmy autumns, crisp and bracing winters and colourful and cool springtimes. Unlike most other cities in Australia, Canberra is a city scattered through expanses of lush parklands. Modern impressive buildings merge harmoniously with millions of native gums and exotic trees, lakes, parks and other recreation areas.
TourofEngland 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. HCTJ lOMOQMFIfinfS & EfWOimEffS SUPPLIERS OF Custom Badges & togos Embroidered Caps Uirforms Priated T-Sliirts Sports Numbers & Uttering Contact Geoff or Jenny on (06) 292 5600 5 Dundas Court, Phillip, ACT. Phone or Fax (06) 281 0204