Such was life

Dan Morgan: bushranger

Dan Morgan: bushranger

April 7, 2015

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People & professions, Such was life, Uncategorized:

It is 150 years since the death of the bushranger known as Dan Morgan.

A bohemian football match

A bohemian football match

March 31, 2015

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Sport, Such was life:

The costume football match in 1881 featured players dressed as characters from opera, tragedy, comedy, farce and pantomime.

Making an exhibition of yourself

Making an exhibition of yourself

March 18, 2015

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People & professions, Such was life:

Want to meet some ordinary Melbournians from the 1880s? About 500 of them lurk in the pages of a ‘security album’ from the spectacular Melbourne Centennial Exhibition, held in 1888.

Moomba

Moomba

March 3, 2015

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Social life & customs, Such was life:

Moomba is the festival of the city of Melbourne. It first took place in March 1955 and was initiated by the City Development Association to liven up Melbourne and attract tourists.