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.
Melbourne was founded in 1835, and has been rebuilt, and re-designed, in an endless cycle, ever since. Here are some wonderful buildings we have lost during this time.
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. …
In the 1880s, Impressionism was at the cutting edge of the art world. And in Australia, local Impressionists headed to the beach.
Night football seems like a modern idea. But the concept has been around pretty much since electric light was invented.
Have you ever wondered why the east end of Collins Street is called, The Paris End of Melbourne? The answer, can be traced to a long demolished café.
The Princess Theatre is one of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings. It is also home to one of the world’s most famous ghosts.
The top part of Russell Street, Melbourne, features one of the city’s most stylish buildings. It was also the setting for one of its most notorious crimes.
In 1993, the world’s biggest band came to Melbourne to perform the city’s largest rock concert. It was an event that would go down in infamy.