The Sad Sheep Painting – aka: ‘Anguish’ – is one of the NGV’s most popular; a well-known work by a largely forgotten artist.
Canada’s first national park was the outcome of an accidental discovery: three railway workers who stumbled across a natural hot spring in the Rocky Mountains.
The origins of women’s football in Australia features department store workers, fancy dress costumes, and a player from the north of England named Trixie.
Australia’s nuclear test sites are some of the world’s most isolated locations, used by the British government to test weapons in the 1950s and 60s.
In 1960 a huge, unidentified sea creature washed up on a remote Tasmanian beach. This is, The Tasmanian Globster.
Pepper’s Ghost is an optical illusion that became the toast of Victorian England. Its creator was one of the first celebrity scientists.
The first movie star dog was a Collie named Blain, a canine hero for pioneering British film maker Cecil Hepworth.
In the 16th century a mysterious ‘Sweating Sickness’ ravaged England and changed the course of history. Its cause is still unknown.
In 1977, Prince Charles appeared on Australian music TV show ‘Countdown’. It remains one of the most famous moments in Australian TV history.
Lina Bryans was a successful female artist and an independent single mother, at a time when both were less common. She also threw a hell of a party.