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Stories of the history of people, and place around regional Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, the ACT, and the Northern Territory.

Victorian Railways H220, the largest locomotive produced in Victoria.

The Tumultuous Life of ‘Heavy Harry’

In the annals of Australian railway history, there stands a formidable giant, a true testament to the ingenuity and ambition of the Victorian Railways – the H class steam locomotive,

How Flightless Birds Beat the Australian Army

The remote Australian outback in the 1930s was a harsh and unforgiving landscape, but nothing could have prepared the military personnel for the bizarre and comical conflict that would come

An interior shot of the Stick Shed in Murtoa, Victoria.

Everything You Need To Know About Murtoa’s ‘Stick Shed’

The Murtoa Stick Shed is a legendary architectural icon in the Wimmera region of Victoria. The shed was built by local contractor Green Bros who started work in September 1941, amazingly the shed was ready to accept grain deliveries in January 1942.

An image of the famous Sam Knott poster produced by CUB (Carlton United Breweries)

How Sam Knott Became an Australian Beer Icon

As motorists journey along the picturesque road from Melbourne to Warburton, they are greeted by a peculiar sight: a Father Christmas-like figure standing at the roadside, silently toasting passersby. The

External view of the Ned Kelly House, Ned Kelly's childhood home that stands in Beveridge, Victoria.

Where to Visit Ned Kelly’s Childhood Home

Ned Kelly, if you’re unaware, was an infamous Australian bushranger who became a folk hero and symbol of resistance against colonial authorities in the late 19th century. Today, the Ned

A collection of the best history books about Australia.

The Best Books About Australian History

The history of the continent of Australia is long, and not without its controversy. Home to the longest-living culture in the world, Aboriginal Australians have called the island home for

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