The Melbourne Landmark Competition was launched in 1978 to find a southern equivalent to the Sydney Opera House. It was (mostly) not successful.
Before live TV, Synthetic Test Cricket used telegraph cables and radio to bring the Ashes home to Australia.
Never used for train services, the secret tunnels at St James station in Sydney have led a fascinating, shadowy existence.
In 1962 the Southern Cross Hotel opened on Exhibition Street, and the international jet set came to Melbourne.
In the remote desert northwest of Adelaide you can find Marree Man: a giant glyph of unknown origin and purpose.
For 50 years, the SS Casino hauled cargo and customers along Victoria’s south coast. In 1932, it foundered in Apollo Bay.
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.
Japanese architecture, wealthy industrialists, and Doctor Emmett Brown; the real Back to the Future house has quite a backstory.
In 1976 Willi Koeppen, a Melbourne celebrity chef and owner of ‘The Cuckoo’, disappears without a trace. The case has never been solved.