Tag: history

Melbourne Historical Crime Tours

Fitzroy’s Historical Underbelly with Melbourne Historical Crime Tours

Fitzroy, cafes galore, home of the uber-cool, and where everyone is a ‘creative’? Take a turn around a different corner for a view into the bloody backstreets of ‘Melbourne’s first suburb’ in Melbourne Historical Crime Tours, where walking the cobblestoned…

Book of Exodus play Melbourne

‘The Book Of Exodus – Part I’ at Theatreworks

In Book Of Exodus – Part I, the performance begins with us staring for a minute in silence at a white background wall. Before the wall are piles of broken white foam smothering the territory. The ocean of detritus resembles…

Koorie Heritage Trust

Southbank Birrarung Falls Walk with the Koorie Heritage Trust

The river’s really titled ‘Birrarung’, ‘Moomba’ is an insult, and there were waterfalls in front of Customs House where the migrants into the modern-day city of Melbourne first came in 1832. So many things surprised me on the Koorie Heritage…

‘Eleanor’s Story’ at Chapel Off Chapel

As a historian I have a slightly morbid interest in life during Nazi Germany. When the opportunity to see ‘Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany‘ at Chapel Off Chapel landed in my inbox, I leapt at the chance….

Literary Collection Dinner with Robyn Annear

A four-course dinner with canapes and cocktails at one of Melbourne’s oldest hotels? Um, yes please, don’t mind if I do. Particularly when it also involves listening to one of Melbourne’s most fascinating authors, Robyn Annear, as part of the…