22 Bendigo Street has a long history: it was a piano maker’s, a Heinz factory, and the most famous TV studio in Australian history. Welcome to Television City.
Bayside Williamstown is one of Melbourne’s oldest suburbs. Until the 1940s, it was home to one of the city’s most popular racetracks.
In November 1986, the affluent Melbourne suburb of Toorak became an unlikely terrorist target, when the Turkish consulate building was bombed.
If you think skiing in Victoria you think: Mt Hotham, Mt Buller, Bright. But before those, Victoria’s most popular ski resort could be found on Mt Donna Buang, near Warburton.
Yarra Bend Park is Melbourne’s biggest inner suburban green space. It was once home to the city’s first mental hospital, and still contains a number of lost graves.
Melbourne is a city of laneways. And many of these have exotic, unusual, and obscure names, whose meanings have been lost to history. Here are some of the best.
Melbourne Central is one of Melbourne’s most well known landmarks. It’s hard to imagine the inner city without it. But it was only built in 1991, and is only a relative newcomer to our CBD. Here’s what was there before it.
Melbourne is an artistic city. One of the ways we show this is by erecting a lot of strange, and sometimes amazing, public art. Here, are some of the best.
In the Victorian State election in 1985, something straight out of a bad Hollywood movie went down. A tied election, decided by a lucky dip.
At the start of the 20th century, Harry Houdini was the world’s most popular entertainer, and one of its most famous celebrities. In 1910, he came to Melbourne.