Jackie Ryan We'll Show the World Expo 88

Jackie Ryan: We’ll Show the World

How did one long and expensive party change a city forever? World Expo 88 was the largest, longest, and loudest of Australia’s bicentennial events. A shiny 1980s amalgam of cultural precinct, shopping mall, theme park, t...
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Melbourne Rare Book Week 2018

Now in its seventh year, Melbourne Rare Book Week has become a major attraction for book collectors, librarians and all who have a love of words, print on paper and literary heritage. Running from Friday 29 June to Sunda...

Valour and Violets: South Australia in the Great War

Close to 35,000 South Australians enlisted for service overseas during the Great War. Around 5500 never came back. Countless more returned with physical and psychological injuries that would affect them for the rest of t...