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The women who invented The Ashes Urn

30 November 2019

Howzat! Gideon Haigh tells of two Australian women's pivotal contribution to a gentleman's game.

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Ned Kelly's armour

Ned Kelly's armour

29 November 2019

Step inside the iconic suit of armour worn by Ned Kelly on the day he was arrested at Glenrowan.

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art deco department store

Melbourne's lost department stores

28 November 2019

Mourn the loss of Melbourne's famous department stores, in particular Manton's and Georges.

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