The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

The Open­ing Day: 9 May 1927 Old Par­lia­ment House was once new. What was it like to be a spec­ta­tor at the open­ing cer­e­mony? This ex­hi­bi­tion marks the 90th an­niver­sary of the open­ing of Old Par­lia­ment House and tells an im­por­tant story in Australia’s demo­cratic history from the per­spec­tive of on­look­ers in the crowd. Fol­low The Open­ing Day around the cor­ri­dors and dis­cover the pomp and pageantry, hu­mour and tragedy of this his­toric day. Mu­seum of Aus­tralian Democracy, Old Par­lia­ment House, 18 King Ge­orge Ter­race, Can­berra. Daily, 9am-5pm. In­quiries: (02) 6270 8222 or on­line. Un­til May next year.

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