Art and Architecture, mainly

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Country:Australia
State/Province:Victoria
Location:Melbourne

The fine arts, decorative arts and architecture of Europe, North America and Australia, 1650-1933.



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British navigator Matthew Flinders was exploring and sur­veying Australia’s southern coast on board the Investigator. He knew from other explorers that it would be dangerous to navigate through the island archipelago, but he took the ris...

From the time my late parents retired at 60, until their 85th birthday, they went on a different cruise each year that was filled with music, literature, art, architecture or history. Thank you to Jeremy Seal for beautifully writing up one of the tri...

The company Fred Walker & Co. was best known for creating Vegemite, a breakfast product that went on to become an “Australian cultural icon”. I am normally a bit wary of that expression. But I know that as soon as the men came home from WW2 a...

Marcel Breuer 1902-81 was born in Pecs, Hungary in 1902, son of a phys­ician. In 1920, when he was looking for a university, Breuer received a scholarship to study art in Vienna but disliked the Art Academy there. He started working in the studio of...

Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was known in art history as soc­ially isolated, mentally unstable and having an extremely emot­ion­al response to his environment. Growing up in his parents’ home at Etten in The Hague, van Gogh had taug...

My most engaged era, both politically and musically, was 1965-1970. It was a blur of getting the Labour Party back into power, women’s rights, abortion law reform, ending the Vietnam War and following The Beatles in Liverpool and in Melbourne.

In Oct 1917 the Australian commander Lt-Gen Sir Harry Chauvel's orders were to straddle the Beersheba-Hebron Road north-east of Beersheba, capture Tel El Saba, then storm Beersheba township. He was given a full division with three brigades: the ANZAC...