Every day for a decade and a half now on the way to and from work I drive down Princes Street in Carlton, tracking the snail trail of peak hour … Continue reading
Police in Melbourne stage their periodic blitz on jaywalkers. Police have issued over 600 $72 on-the-spot fines. These always elicit the common response of “haven’t they got anything better to do and … Continue reading
Parents — wanna go to Moomba? Kids— what’s Moomba? A B&W film from 1965 makes it look like the 1860s, but there are some interesting floats including the Department of Science … Continue reading
Yesterday I was shown round the Welsh Church in La Trobe Street Melbourne by Bill Jones, who is writing an anniversary history for publication in 2013. Odd that it’s a … Continue reading
On 1 February 1858 the Australasian balloon, piloted by Joseph Dean, made the first recorded crewed balloon flight in Australia. Large crowds witnessed the event from vantage points on Yarra … Continue reading
Watching the sky in the evening is like watching the sea — every sunset is extraordinary in its own way.