Sunday, 16 June 2013

Centennial Park

Today's outing went to Centennial Park which is a fairly big park neighbouring Bondi Junction where we are staying.

The park was constructed in 1888 to commemorate the 100-year anniversary for when the first British fleets landed on the Australian mainland in 1788. Hence the name Centennial Park.

It's pretty big measuring 2km² with a round 4 km running/biking/skating circuit.


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There are several big ponds in the park.

Now that's a five star barbie. ( That's Aussie for Barbecue )

Sports field. Soccer and Rugby fields.

And it's teeming with bird life.


Purple Swamp Hens. Or Dinosaur birds like Nicole likes to call them.

 Sulphur-crested Cockatoo 
 Black Swan

Black Cormorant

We also saw Eurasian Coot, Magpie-lark and lots of ducks.

The Commonwealth Stone (1901) in The Federation Pavilion which is significant as the site of the official ceremony to mark the Federation of Australia and the inauguration of the Commonwealth of Australia on 1 January 1901.

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