Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on May 13, 1967 · Page 48
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 48

Tucson, Arizona
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Saturday, May 13, 1967
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Parliament House At Canberra AUSTRALIA'S CAPITAL Planned To Be Perfect CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA -- When you're traveling far from home and discover that the people of a country have e r e c t e d a monument to Americans, it can be mighty impressive. Thi sis particularly true if you're from the U. S. A., and happen to be in Canberra, Australia's capital, where such a discovery can be made. Australia has many things going for it these days to make it the booming country. it has become. Not the least of them is its cities, which 'make visitors wish they lived here. Canberra certainly has that affect on visitors. This partly accounts for its rapidly inc r e a s i n g population, now about 100,000. It is one of the handsomest capitals in the world, and one of the most beautiful cities to be found anywhere. And this is not surprising for the city has been built according to a plan, starting in 1911. The six states of Australia had agreed on Federation and this site was chosen on which to construct a capital that would grow according to the plan. From the beginning, Canberra has been enhanced with extensive parks, gardens and trees, and it is obvious from a tour of the fine residential areas that those who live here maintain a high standard. Experiments were conducted for many years to determine which trees and shrubs were suited to the local climate. What. has been planted comes from just about everywhere, including cypresses from the Mediterranean, North America's firs and birches, and others. The oldest building is the Church of St. John the Baptist, and it was finished in 1845 for use by the few people living on local sheep stations. It is in good condition today and in constant use although many of the old graves that surround it have fallen into disrepair and are overgrown with weeds which no one bothers to destroy, a sad sight indeed. All Saint's Church of England is also interesting for it was built in Sydney in 1868 as a Gothic- style railroad mortuary for f u n e r a l trains and later moved, stone by stone, to Canberra where, with few changes, it is now a lovely church. As befits a capital, there are fine buildings here of many kinds. 'The War Memorial is the most visited . and is possibly the world's most impressive of its kind. It contains thousands of relics of World Wars I and II that are so ingeniously displayed that they are of tremendous interest to everyone. Especially intriguing is a German jet plane, vintage 1941, one of the first of the jets. This · comes as something of a surprise to those who envisaged jets as something that were invented in the 50's. Outside is a Japanese submarine captured during the last war, and it is another item that takes the imagination. The museum should not be missed as it is reason enough for visiting Canberra, apart form the actual beauty of the design of the city. At the end of a long, wide avenue in another part of the city is the Australian-American Memorial. It is a gleaming shaft 258 feet high shaped like the Washington Monument, and erected in memory of the contribution made by the people of the U. S. A. to the defense of Australia in World War II. When viewed from any · of do you call So. California^ only Resort-Spa with private (jolf? La Costa: the kind of Resort-Spa you thought existed only in Europe. Luxurious. Posh. It's Spa is .one of the world's most sumptuous -- with every facility from baths to massages to diets. Along with So. California's most challenging, championship golf course -- 7,200 yards big. Plus swimming, horseback riding, tennis, dancing. A trip to Tijuana? We'll arrange that, too. We have a Golfer's Plan. A Spa Plan. A Family Plan. All with magnificent accommodations, gourmet, cuisine. Want to know more? Want to make reservations? Call your travel agent or write directly to La Costa, Suite 401. Now for summer lease! 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The Theater Center consists of two buildings, the Canberra Theater and the Playhouse, and both contain the latest features of present day stagecraft. Between these two structures, one large enough to hold 1,200 persons, the other only 312, almost any theatrical attraction can be staged, from the London Symphony Orchestra, to a two-character play. So, although still a small city, Canberra's advantages are now cultural as well as physical. There are excellent hotels and motels. The centrally-located Canberra Rex Hotel is a good example, with well furnished single rooms from $8.95, including breakfast. It has a swimming pool and very good food. As to be expected in any capital, good accommodations abound in view of the transients who must go to them whether for business or pleasure. It might be added that Australia is now making some of the best wine availabble anywhere. 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