In 120 years, the modern Olympics has seen many sports come and go. Here are 8 discontinued Olympic sports.
For 70 years, Wirth’s Circus stood where the Arts Centre is now, and was one of Melbourne’s top attractions. It was destroyed by fire in 1953.
In 1988, an Australian family encountered something strange while driving from Perth to Adelaide. Was it group panic, or aliens on the Nullarbor?
The first Cannes film festival was held in 1939. It was founded to showcase world cinema, and as a rebuke to fascism.
In 1911, an American philanthropist gifted a library to Melbourne. Northcote’s ‘Carnegie Library’ still stands on High Street, and is now used as council offices.
In a firehouse in small town California, is a lightbulb that has burned for 100 years. Known as The Centennial Light, its inventor was a French electronics genius.
The Degraves Street Subway is a thirty metre underpass, providing an underground entrance to Flinders Street Station. It has a long, and varied, history.
For 70 years, the US government maintained a National Raisin Reserve. It was only ended by Supreme Court intervention.
From upmarket apartments, to a low budget boarding house, and back again: this is the story of The Gatwick Hotel.
Ball’s Pyramid is a tooth shaped rock off the east coast of Australia. It is part of a submerged continent, and home to the world’s rarest insect.