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  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 14th December, 1906 : The Poseidon rush at Tarnagulla, near Bendigo, promises to prove the richest gold field opened in Victoria for many years. Two exceptionally large nuggets were discovered there today. About … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 1st February, 1906 : Bushfires raging in Gippsland for over a week have claimed 13 lives, six of them children, and left hundreds of people homeless. A family of eight are also missing and … Continue reading

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december memories / 12

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 12th December, 1900 : Moves are under way to make sure that Melbourne’s young street vendors receive at least some education in state schools. The former Victorian Minister for Education under the McLean … Continue reading

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june memories / 15

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 15th June, 1924 : The first power from Victoria’s new electricity generation station at Yallourn, in Gippsland, has been switched to Melbourne, providing cheaper power for industry and a guaranteed supply for the city … Continue reading

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may memories / 11

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 11th May, 1929 : Jailing drunken drivers without the option of a fine is expected to be discussed in the Victorian Parliament when motor legislation is submitted in the coming session. The Chief Secretary, … Continue reading

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october memories / 25

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th October, 1916 : From today no person in Victoria, with the exception of State legislators while Parliament is in session or residents in clubs or hotels, may legally buy any alcoholic drink after … Continue reading

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20/remember

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 20th August, 1937 : The infantile paralysis epidemic that has taken hold in Australia and New Zealand shows no signs of abating. Victoria has been so far the worst affected, although cases have been … Continue reading

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14/remember

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 14th August, 1958 : The advent of television in Australia less than two years ago has had a disastrous impact on the country’s picture theatres. In the past year in Victoria alone, the appeal … Continue reading

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