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Treated respectfully and with kindness.

I walked over to people talking and waited tll i was invited. I had a million questions and wanted... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Goulburn, Australia
via mobile
better ways to get point across

wouldn’t recommend anyone visiting this ‘tourist’ attraction. verbally abusing people isn’t the way... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2017
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 days ago
“Treated respectfully and with kindness.”
Dec 21, 2017
“better ways to get point across”
King George Terrace | Australian Parliament House, Canberra 2600, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I walked over to people talking and waited tll i was invited. I had a million questions and wanted to know how to help or how to talk with my grandchildren truth about Aboriginal history and invasion. The men left so I could speak with...More

1  Thank Kayeleigh
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Took the kids to see this well known location to broaden their knowledge of the "struggle" of our Indigenous people. Apparently the colour of our skin offended the intoxicated residents so left straight away. Not recommended as an attraction.

6  Thank scottide
Reviewed April 30, 2018

We Walked around the perimeter of the Embassy and were invited in to talk. The men Inside were welcoming and wanted to tell their Aboriginal story. They shook our hands and offered us hospitality.

1  Thank John W
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

We went in the morning and approached the site as we would if we were visiting a religious or sacred site in a foreign country. We listened and asked questions looking to hear what the people living there and visiting there had to say. We...More

5  Thank dkrope
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Many of the reviews reflect the difference between the writers’ perceptions and those of our indigenous countrymen. The culture of the First Nation representatives is accurately reflected in this style if embassy. The fact that the Australian government has not reacted adequately to the 2017...More

3  Thank Greg C
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

wouldn’t recommend anyone visiting this ‘tourist’ attraction. verbally abusing people isn’t the way to get your point across

2  Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed May 27, 2017

This place is not a safe place for tourists to visit at all. I was shocked at the very hostile reception I received. After being encouraged by my tour bus driver to visit, I walked across the road from Old Parliament House while we were...More

7  Thank b121
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

The embassy appears somewhat abandoned.....there are some caravans, an empty embassy building and no body was about when I walked through. It would be a great opportunity to educate visitors to the challenges facing aboriginals

4  Thank DJS1950
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Interesting location outside old Houses of Parliament. However it's very run down and dekipadated and doesn't tell or portray a story. It's a bit of an eyesore and needs attention in order to deliver a more impactful message.

4  Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

I am very sympathetic to the aboriginal cause but the political and cultural message was not obvious with the current tent city. The shabby overgrown camp site with dilapidated abandoned tents and cars doesn't tell of the political and cultural importance.

4  Thank David F
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