The world’s major cities seem as unchanging as the continents. But many of them have turbulent histories, and have changed hands, and names several times. …
Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared while swimming in December, 1967. Presumed drowned, later explanations included the CIA, China, and UFOs.
Some film directors hear it; the call of the wild. They just have to get out of the studio, and into the wilderness. Here are …
The corner of Swanston and Bourke Streets used to be dominated by a giant Santa, and a fondly remembered department store. This is Foy’s Rooftop Funpark.
‘Annabelle’ is a porcelain doll, possessed by an evil spirit, star of her own popular movie franchise. Now, meet the real Annabelle doll.
In The Great Melbourne Flood of ’72, a violent storm front buried the CBD under a surging torrent of water.
March, 1918: Alick Wickham, AKA: ‘Prince Wikyama’, completes a world record high dive in Yarra Bend Park in front of 60 000 people.
Australia’s first movie screening came courtesy of a vagabond English magician, and a local promoter looking for a get rich quick scheme.
The world’s nuclear weapons are safeguarded by sophisticated computers and fool proof early warning systems. System with gold standard tech, back-ups, checks and balances, manual …
The Keith Haring mural in Collingwood is the remarkable legacy of the artist’s visit to Melbourne in 1984. It has faded, been restored, part of it was even stolen.