Lake Burley Griffin
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High Court of Australia
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Lake Burley Griffin information
The 35km shore of this lake is home to most of the city's cultural institutions. It was filled by damming the Molonglo River in 1963 with the 33m-high Scrivener Dam, and was named after American architect Walter Burley Griffin, who won an international competition with his wife – and fellow architect – to design Australia's new capital city in 1911. Highlights include the National Carillon and the Captain Cook Memorial Water Jet .