Australia has censored a lot of films since the medium debuted here, including some unlikely candidates. Here are 11 films banned in Australia.
Annette Kellerman was a champion swimmer, a Hollywood movie star, and a pioneer for healthy living and women’s rights.
In the late 1970s, a crocodile named Sweetheart ran amuck in a river just outside Darwin, and became a local legend.
Holt’s Matrimonial Agency provided a matchmaker service to turn-of-the-century Melbourne. It was also the place, for a quickie wedding.
Rabbits, chocolate and hot cross buns: what do these things have to do with the death of Jesus? Here are the origins of Easter.
Pallas’s Cat has the longest fur of any feline, which helps it survive in some of the world’s toughest environments. It is named after an intrepid Prussian naturalist.
The Yarra Waterfall used to stretch across the river where Queen Street is today. It was demolished in 1883.
In 1977 astronomers detected the Wow Signal, a short powerful burst of radio waves from deep space. Its origin is still unexplained.
The first vaccine was invented to tackle smallpox, a virus that is the single greatest killer humankind has ever faced.
The origin of Tim Tams required a penguin, a racehorse, a copycat, and a lot of chocolate. The end result: Australia’s most popular biscuit.