South Georgia Island is one of the world’s most remote locations. It has a surprisingly lively history, and one remarkable current resident: the world’s only Yellow Penguin.
I watched the commentary for the classic movie ‘Back to the Future’, with co-writer Bob Gale. Here are 11 things I learned.
The Bendigo Street Studio has a long history: it was a piano maker’s, a Heinz factory, and the most famous TV location in Australian history.
McDonald’s came to Australia in 1971. It was part of a large expansion for the company, and part of a transformational moment for local cuisine.
In April 1912, the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic. There is only one confirmed photo of the iceberg that caused the fatal damage.
Bayside Williamstown is one of Melbourne’s oldest suburbs. Until the 1940s, it was home to one of the city’s most popular racetracks.
In November 1986, the Turkish embassy in Melbourne was bombed. This is the Toorak Terrorist Attack.
If you think skiing in Victoria you think: Mt Hotham, Mt Buller, Bright. But before those, Victoria’s most popular ski resort could be found on Mt Donna Buang, near Warburton.
Before movies and television, and even radio, people turned to different mediums for entertainment. Welcome, to the ‘Cyclorama’.
Yarra Bend Asylum was Melbourne’s first, and biggest, mental hospital. The grounds are now a public park, but traces still remain.