The real life inspiration for Nightmare on Elm Street was a mysterious psychological condition, linked to the Cambodian civil war. Its cause is still unknown.
In 1257 the Samalas Eruption blew apart a volcano in Indonesia. The effects were felt all over the world.
The history of the AFL grand final involves challenge matches, bloodbaths, skipped years and a Geelong lawyer named Kenneth McIntyre.
The Flinders Street Station Ballroom was built to provide leisure activities to railway workers. It is now used as an exhibition space.
The origin of the King’s Birthday holiday stretches back to the 17th century, and it is now celebrated throughout the Commonwealth. Except: not, in Great Britain.
The first feature length film was made in Melbourne in 1906. Its subject: Australia’s most famous folk hero.
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.