In 1977, Prince Charles appeared on Australian music TV show ‘Countdown’. It remains one of the most famous moments in Australian TV history.
Southwest of Melbourne, the legend of the Queenscliff treasure has kept people searching for 150 years.
In 1980, a public artwork in Melbourne’s new city square provoked outrage. This is the great Vault sculpture controversy.
The Flinders Street Station Ballroom was built to provide leisure activities to railway workers. It is now used as an exhibition space.
Holt’s Matrimonial Agency provided a matchmaker service to turn-of-the-century Melbourne. It was also the place, for a quickie wedding.
The Yarra Waterfall used to stretch across the river where Queen Street is today. It was demolished in 1883.
The Melbourne Landmark Competition was launched in 1978 to find a southern equivalent to the Sydney Opera House. It was (mostly) not successful.
In 1962 the Southern Cross Hotel opened on Exhibition Street, and the international jet set came to Melbourne.
The history of Fed Square in Melbourne is short, but rich. The site has already gone through a number of iterations, before arriving in its present day form.
In 1966 the heir to the British throne came to Australia for two terms of high school. This is Prince Charles at Geelong Grammar.