Taylor Swift’s first tour of Australia was her first outside of America; a one week run playing nightclubs, a ski resort and a benefit concert at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Mark Edmonson is the last Australian man to win the Australian Open singles; he also set a tennis record that stands to this day.
For his film version in 2005, Tim Burton deployed a surprising approach: real squirrels in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s nut room.
Here are the biggest events from 20, 50 and 100 years ago.
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.