The first Cannes film festival was held in 1939. It was founded to showcase world cinema, and as a rebuke to fascism.
In 1911, an American philanthropist gifted a library to Melbourne. Northcote’s ‘Carnegie Library’ still stands on High Street, and is now used as council offices.
In a firehouse in small town California, is a lightbulb that has burned for 100 years. Known as The Centennial Light, its inventor was a French electronics genius.
The Degraves Street Subway is a thirty metre underpass, providing an underground entrance to Flinders Street Station. It has a long, and varied, history.
For 70 years, the US government maintained a National Raisin Reserve. It was only ended by Supreme Court intervention.
From upmarket apartments, to a low budget boarding house, and back again: this is the story of The Gatwick Hotel.
Ball’s Pyramid is a tooth shaped rock off the east coast of Australia. It is part of a submerged continent, and home to the world’s rarest insect.
The cultural reach of movies is enormous. Sometimes they even impact the language; here are 7 words that originated in movies.
In October 1938, a plane crash on Mount Dandenong became Australia’s first major air disaster. The aftermath would change aviation in this country.
When the Australian National Gallery spent $1 million on Jackson Pollock’s ‘Blue Poles’ in 1973, controversy erupted. It now looks like a bargain.