The Armistice – What Was It?

The Armistice – What Was It?
Celebrating the signing of the Armistice in Martin Place 12/11/18

When the guns on the Western Front fell silent at 11am on 11th November 1918, it marked an end to four years of continuous fighting between the Imperial German Army…

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The House of the Future

The House of the Future
Sir John Sulman

At the Australasian Science Congress held in Hobart in January 1902, John Sulman, an English architect living in Sydney, read a paper entitled “A Twentieth Century House with suggestions on…

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Goddard’s Camerated Concrete Construction

Camerated concrete construction is hardly a conversation stopper at a barbeque, but this method of building houses attracted worldwide attention at the start of the twentieth century. In 1905 Concord…

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The Red King

The Red King
Edward VIII 2d stamp

How Australia's Rarest Stamp Escaped an Inferno. On 29 September 1936, William Vanneck, the right honourable Lord Huntingfield and governor of Victoria, paid a ceremonial visit to the Commonwealth Stamp…

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