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Parliament House, Darwin

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Parliament House in Darwin is Australia's newest Parliament Building, it has been the seat of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly since 1994. Parliament House is located on State Square in the centre of Darwin, which is also the administrative centre of the Northern Territory law and government. It features Post modern features. The Northern Territory Library is housed in Parliament House.Construction of Parliament House began in 1990, and the building was completed in 1994, and officially opened by the Governor-General of Australia, Bill Hayden on 18 August 1994. Before Parliament House the former Northern Territory Legislative Council established in 1948 was housed in various temporary buildings around Darwin. After 1974 the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly continued to operate on the same basis, and settled in buildings on the current location until 1990 when they were demolished to allow commencement of the construction of Parliament House. From 1990 to the end of 1994, the Assembly temporarily met in the Chan Building.

Two people were killed during the construction of Parliament House when a crane collapsed in March 1991.
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  • This impressive building has thoughtfully incorporated symbols representing the Indigenous People of the Territory as well as recording more recent events, such as the bombing of Darwin in WWII. The l...  more »
  • Saturday 9:00 finds us at the bright, airy, cool and very modern parliament house for a free hour and a half tour where we learn from Jenny Armour about the history of Darwin -- early settlers, naviga...  more »
  • We went inside here because this building doubles as the library and offers free wifi. You can also take a free tour and get information about the area here. Nice helpful folks!  more »
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  • Worth a walk around inside and out. Modern architecture molds with a traditional 'colonial' style and is very pleasing on the eye.