Photograph of Canberra Parliament House

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Canberra (149.1333E 35.3S) was founded in 1909 specifically as the federal capital of the newly self-governing Dominion of Australia. It is located in good sheep country at moderate altitude and with a very pleasant climate.

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Climate Information:

Elevation 1837'

Temperatures: Jan 82/55, Apr 67/44, Jul 52/33, Oct 68/43, record 109/14

Rainfall: Jan 7/1.9, Apr 7/1.6, Jul 10/1.8, Oct 11/2.2 == 23.0" per annum


Pearce and Smith (1990)

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