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.
Brunswick is a province in Northern Germany. So how did its name get attached to one of Melbourne’s hip, inner north suburbs? The answer, involves a long ago scandal.
170 years ago, most people worked 6 or 7 days a week, and about 12 hours each day. But the eight hour day, was coming. And it started right here in Victoria.
The Waiter’s Club is an old school pasta joint at the east end of Melbourne. In 1978, it was the scene of a dramatic hostage standoff with police.
It is one of Melbourne’s most notorious crimes; the shocking murder of a young girl that gripped the city, and led to a scandalous trial.