From the Archives, 1970: Bomb blasts Yugoslav consulate in Hawthorn

First published in The Age on October 22, 1970 Bomb rips Yugoslav Consulate The shattered building and the 10ft by 5ft hole blasted in the front wall. A bomb tore a gaping hole in the front office of the Yugoslav Consulate in Hawthorn late last night. The explosion shattered windows throughout the building. It was […]

From the Archives, 1970: Five dead in tragic air collision over Moorabbin

First published in The Age on October 20, 1970 Helicopter, plane hit: five killed Shattered pieces rain down on Moorabbin houses Four men and a nurse were killed when a helicopter and an air ambulance collided in mid-air over Moorabbin yesterday. Wreckage of the Beechcraft D50 after it crashed in a laneway in Moorabbin.Credit:The Age […]

From the Archives, 1891: A very Melbourne mystery

First published in The Age, October 12, 1891. BURGLARY AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE THE MACE STOLEN Parliament House, the scene of the crime.Credit:State Library of Victoria Early on Friday morning the Speaker’s room at Parliament House was broken into and the mace stolen, and so far the detectives have been unable to recover the "bauble." What […]

From the Archives, 1981: Gang holds Cup man’s family at gunpoint

First published in The Age on September 24, 1981 Gang tie up Cup man’s family Three bandits last night stole a large quantity of jewelry and silverware from the Toorak mansion of a multi-millionaire racehorse owner after holding his two sons at gunpoint for several hours. The Herscu house in Toorak. The bandits, wearing balaclavas […]

From the Archives, 1946: The first flight of Trans-Australia Airways

First published in The Age on September 10, 1946 GOVERNMENT AIR SERVICE INAUGRATED Historic Flight by Sky Liner Sydney, Monday – Leaving Laverton at 5.45 this morning the Trans-Australian Airlines skyliner Hawdown carried a complement of 21 passengers and six bags of mail on the first flight of the interim service of the Australian National […]