Melbourne is a city of laneways and many of these have exotic, and unusual, titles. Here are Melbourne’s most unusual laneway names.
Melbourne Central is one of Melbourne’s most well known landmarks. But before Melbourne Central, that part of the city looked very different.
Melbourne has a lot of public artworks, some of which are quite exotic. Here is a quick guide to Melbourne’s strangest public art.
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.
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.
In March 1978, armed men took over a Melbourne restaurant, and triggered a hostage drama. This is the Waiter’s Club Siege.
Melbourne was founded in 1835. Like most modern cities it has been rebuilt, and re-designed, in an endless cycle, ever since. Here is a list of Melbourne’s lost buildings.
The murder of Alma Tirtschke is one of Melbourne’s most notorious crimes. After a lengthy investigation and trial, her killer was hanged; did police get the wrong man?
In the 1880s, Impressionism was at the cutting edge of the art world. And in Australia, local Impressionists headed to the beach.