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CANBERRA-Congress of Orientalists

CANBERRA Congress of Orientalists THOUGH it is growing in size all the time, Canberra is still a small town with a population of about 40,000. It is, nevertheless, the capital of Australia and was established specifically as the national capital, It can thus be compared with New Delhi if only Old Delhi could be moved 50 miles away and the two joined together by a long narrow road. However, unlike New Delhi, Canberra was established not by a colonial bureaucracy but by a national one, so that instead of the huge memorial to foreign kings and queens, we have a beautiful artificial lake stopped by a dam at the appropriate point. Unlike the crowded buses of New Delhi we have countless motorways criss-crossing each other with even the most indigent Australian owning a car. Only visitors are compelled to use their feel.

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