May the 1st has been an international celebration of workers since 1889, but for millennia it has also been associated with the coming of spring.
Remove unwanted details in articles about Frederick Romberg, one of the first to put a modernist spin on Australia's architecture.
From Good Friday buns to jewelled Fabergé eggs, dip into Easter traditions from more than a century ago.
Venture down the coast to Melbourne's Bayside in the 1880s, when the housing estate of Picnic Point, formerly known as Gipsy Village, was established.
Join in the fun of the first Moomba festival, which first took over Melbourne's riverbanks, streets and venues in 1955.
Fix flaws in articles charting the rise and fall of Manton's drapers and its signature streamline moderne department store.
Flag down errors in articles about the exhibition train that toured rural Victoria from 1924 to 1935, bringing expert knowledge and practical advice to the state's farming communities.
Banish errors from reports on the invention of Aspro, Australia's WWI alternative to Germany's Aspirin.
Review articles on the first screening of 'The sentimental bloke', which took Australian cinemas by storm on its release in October 1919.
Journey back 150 years to dip into holiday traditions on the Mornington Peninsula in the 1870s.
Hose down errors in reports noting the loss of the Carngham Estate homestead to fire in 1918.
Discover the ingenious inventions of Ballarat-born Henry Sutton, who pioneered television technology 40 years before Logie Baird.
Extract facts about the man behind one of Australia's earliest and most iconic products, Bosisto's Eucalyptus Oil.
Track newspaper reports from the 1920s and '30s charting Essendon Airport's first flights.
Smooth out flaws in reports heralding the arrival of this new wonder material in the late 1930s.
Mop up errors in reports from the 'Dry Referendum' of 1920, when last drinks were called by the hotels of Camberwell.
Fix facts in wartime newspaper reports announcing the Armistice of November 1918 and the conclusion of WWI.
Take a punt on articles fleshing out the story of the Cup's early years, when Sydney horse Archer cleared the field two years in a row.
Pick out flaws in reports on Monbulk's fruit-growing industry in the early 20th century, including D Camm & Sons of Monbulk Jams.
Mend errors in articles noting the founding of the Country Women's Association of Victoria in March 1928.
Revisit the early days of Victoria's alpine snowfields, when pioneer skiers discovered the joys of Mt Hotham's winter playground.
Dig into news reports tracing the discovery of the world's second-biggest gold nugget, unearthed by Cornish miners on Ballarat's goldfields in 1858.
Lend a hand to rip back mistakes in historic articles about knitting socks for WWI troops.
Fix flawed reports charting the story of GJ Coles & Co Pty Ltd, from the 1914 opening of the firm’s original store in Smith Street, Collingwood, to the rise of today’s ubermarkets.
Souse yourself in an appropriately corrective spirit to remedy errors in articles on how to cure drunkenness.
Unpick errors in calls for the cull of the corset and in praise of practical clothing for women.
Call time on typos in historic articles about Gaelic football, the round-ball game that has been played in Victoria since Irish immigrants introduced it to the goldfields in the 1850s.
Arrest errors in articles tracing the eventful career of Detective Christie, famous for his creative disguises, athletic skills and role as a Royal shadow.
Fix your sights on correcting errors in historic articles about the Great Melbourne Telescope – an engineering marvel and source of civic pride in Marvellous Melbourne.
Tidy up newspaper articles from 1908 and pay tribute to the Victorian Women's Suffrage Society's successful fight to secure the vote for women 110 years ago.
Apprehend errors in historic articles about handbag thieves who ran rampant in Melbourne in the early 20th century.
Gain a perspective on events that shaped 20th century Australia by unlocking the story of war hero Brigadier Walter Cass and his wife Helena.
Clasp the handrail and jump on board to correct errors in historic articles about Melbourne's cable trams, which operated between 1885 and 1940.
Fix errors in newspapers from the 1930s to review contemporary reactions to the era's stylishly streamlined moderne buildings.
Take a promenade through articles on Melbourne's incredible Cremorne Gardens under the patronage of George Coppin, who was hailed at the time as 'bolder than Barnum'.
Examine reports of rowdy Melbourne University students cutting loose and playing up over the decades.
Dust off articles reporting the demise of HRH the Prince Consort on 14 December 1861, a day forever remembered as Mausoleum Day by the family of Albert's grieving wife, Victoria.
Tidy up articles reflecting the life and career of the man whose love of books made him the ideal candidate for the role of first Chief Librarian of the Melbourne Public Library.
Take stock of errors simmering away in historic newspaper articles about warming casseroles and stews.
Celebrate the Bendigo Easter Fair by fixing mistakes in archival newspaper reports about Australia's longest-running community festival.
Peruse reports charting the rise and fall of the world's biggest bookshop – so iconic that seasoned travellers Rudyard Kipling and Mark Twain included it in their Melbourne itineraries.
Illuminate reports of Melbourne's first electric street lamps, lighting the way and bringing safety and novelty to city dwellers.
Shop around for mistakes in historic articles about the Foy & Gibson department store chain, whose first shopfront was in Collingwood's old industrial heart.
Unscramble articles charting Australia's first steps in the telegraphic revolution that transformed electronic communications.
Improve the readability of news reports heeding the call for amended working hours in the 1850s.
Relive the rise and fall of 1860s gold fever, when reports of finds in the Yarra Valley failed to shine.
Administer an antidote to errors in historic newspaper articles about snake bites in Victoria.
Dig out errors in historic articles about Burke and Wills' state funeral, whose procession drew the largest crowd ever seen in Melbourne.
Banish blemishes from articles tracing the early career of Helena Rubinstein, who made her start in Melbourne by sharing her own beauty secret, Crème Valaze.
Dig in to fix errors in articles about Hoffman Brickworks in Brunswick – one of the first mechanical brickworks in Australia.
Unearth errors in historic articles about the Fisherman's Bend canal, which led to shorter travel times for ships as well as the creation of Coode Island.
Discover the Christmas celebrations of 100 years ago, when the long war in Europe showed no sign of ending and special festivities were held for the children of fallen soldiers.
Get on the front foot to dismiss errors in historic articles about The Ashes test matches through the '30s.
Polish reports on the life, death and legacy of poet Adam Lindsay Gordon, still known today as Australia's national poet.
Put the brakes on inaccuracies to tell the story of one of the world's most popular heritage steam railways.
Dust off faults in reports and advertisements heralding the arrival of the first vacuum cleaners in Australia.
Help complete the story of WFE Liardet, a Port Melbourne figure whose artworks captured the vibrant atmosphere of early Melbourne.
Give some TLC to newspaper reports about Melbourne's first hospital, established barely a decade after the city was founded.
Stand and deliver corrections to historic reports capturing the antics of Captain Melville, gentleman goldfields robber extraordinaire.
Be first out of the gate to clear the hurdles in these historic articles about Victoria's race-going fashions.
Tighten your apron strings and reduce decadent errors in articles on WWII austerity cooking.
Put a shine on news items about Kiwi shoe polish, created in Melbourne by the Ramsay family.
Flag down errors in reports launching Melbourne's first cable tramway in 1885.
Revisit the night when more than £60,000 of cargo was washed ashore off Barwon Heads.
Review fashion critiques from the 1860s on the scourge of the crinoline – deemed dangerous to women, inconvenient to passers-by and ridiculous on the eye.
Arrest errors in historic reports of crimes investigated by one of Melbourne's first female police officers.
Pluck out errors in historic articles about the Eastern Market, Marvellous Melbourne's version of London's famous Covent Garden.
Get a proxy sugar high by fixing articles about MacRobertson's, the Melbourne confectionery company that invented Freddo Frog, Cherry Ripe and Old Gold chocolates.
Apprehend errors in lurid reports of the attempted murder-suicide that gripped Melbourne in July 1880.
Trim ragged edges from historic articles tracing the popularity of Madame Weigel's paper pattern empire.
Pop the lid on the bottled beer scare of 1880, when multiple allegations of poisoned beer generated community alarm and caused ale sales to plummet.
Join the effort to quarantine erroneous articles about Victoria's 1919 Spanish Influenza outbreak.
Weed out errors in historic articles about the National Herbarium of Victoria, established in 1857 by the first Royal Botanic Gardens director and Government botanist, Dr Ferdinand von Mueller.
Limber up to correct graceless errors in these newspaper articles about calisthenics, a form of physical culture that became popular in the first half of the 20th century.
With winter upon us, travel back to July 1891 when one of the biggest downpours turned Melbourne's inner suburbs into lakes.
Eavesdrop on the coming of American music to Australia's dance halls, hot on the heels of WWI in the 1920s.
Travel back to 1877 to witness the arrival of the phylloxera blight that decimated Victoria's burgeoning wine industry.
Help put errant typos to bed in articles tracing the career of Madame Brussels, Melbourne's most famous brothel-keeper.
Take the bait and help fix historic articles about the Fish Protection Society, whose activities offer an early exemplar of sustainable waterways management.
Scour and clip errors in these articles about Geelong wool, whose market value was recognised with the opening of a dedicated Wool Exchange building in 1928.
Clean up reports of the Slum Abolition and Better Housing League, led by social reformer FO Barnett in Depression-era Melbourne.
Retrace the history of the Melbourne Hebrew Congregation, whose synagogue – built in Bourke Street in 1847 – was the city's first.
Give historic newspaper articles some care and learn about the lifesaving assistance provided to the poor and homeless of late-19th-century Melbourne.
Help repatriate articles about Victorian members of the Australian and New Zealand armed forces, who were granted leave from military duty towards the end of WWI.
Shed light on sightings of Halley's Comet as it flashed across Victoria's skies in April and May 1910.
Repair reports of leadfoot drivers reined in by Victoria's first Motor Car Regulation Act.
Give historic reports a workout and learn more about the movement to transform 'wastrels, cigarette smokers, anaemic tobacco chewers, talkers and draught players' into hale and hearty examples of manliness!
Extinguish errors in articles about gleaming torch-lit parades led by Victoria's fire brigades.
Keep your cool while correcting these historic articles about heatwaves in Victoria from 1872 to 1956.
Rein in unruly reports of wartime efforts to raise funds for Australian horses serving on the battlefields of Europe and the city streets at home.
Unwrap stories from Christmases past, and discover that impromptu games of backyard cricket have always been an essential part of the Aussie festive season.
Get your hands dirty correcting articles about the State Coal Mine at Wonthaggi, in operation from 1909 to 1968.
Put your pedal to the metal to correct articles about Joan Richmond, a female pioneer in motor racing between the wars.
Jump-start the task of correcting these historic articles about caravanning in Victoria, from the 1920s to 1950s.
Follow the glittering rise and gradual decline of Georges iconic department store in Collins Street, Melbourne.
Get your skates on to clear away errors about the Princes Bridge glaciarium at the turn of the century.
Eliminate errors from reports of the murder of Peter Sherlock, whose concealed body was found in bushland near Ringwood in August 1889.
Take a punt and scratch the errors in reports about the life and tragic death of Violet Murrell, one of the equestrian world's shining stars.
Lend a hand to rectify details of the society established in 19th-century Melbourne to assist distressed gentlefolk.
Rate the state of play in football matches from the 1870s to 1920s, when Clunes' club members enjoyed 'excellent spreads' after the game and returned home by train.
Eradicate errors in the heated debate for and against convict transportation to Port Phillip in the 1840s, one of the catalysts for change that led to separation in 1851.
Review the novelty acts, acrobats and dancers who graced the stage of Melbourne's famous theatre during the height of the vaudeville craze.
Restore clarity to articles about Tom Skeyhill, whose WWI poems earned him the soubriquet 'the Kipling of Gallipoli'.
Delve into the early chapters of State Library Victoria, which was originally named the Public Library.
Get to grips with historic articles about the old English sport of wrestling.
Nurse articles about sneezes and coughs back to health, and discover there's no new cure under the sun when it comes to the common cold.
Shine the spotlight on three female composers from 100 years ago: Emily Patton, Florence Ewart and Georgette Peterson.
Help to correct historic articles about eurythmics, an early-20th-century form of physical culture that gained popularity in Europe and Australia.
Tamper with the evidence to fix errors in historic newspaper reports about the 1890 Parliament Place murder.
Correct spelling and other mistakes in historic articles on spelling bees, a popular form of public entertainment in the late 19th century.
Glimpse the sordid underbelly of Melbourne in the 1920s, a non-fiction noir world of backyard abortionists, blackmail and attempted murder.
Clean up reports of the Turkish bathhouses that predated those of London and New York, and made late-19th-century Victoria a byword for civilised society.
Help prevent the spread of errors in newspaper reports on diptheria in Victoria.
Rejuvenate historic articles about the State Nursery at Mount Macedon, which distributed plants to public institutions around Victoria for nearly 100 years.
Meet Victoria's early vegetarians, who declared 'meat is murder' 100 years before Morrissey sang about 'death for no reason'.
Fire up historic newspaper reports on the 19th-century predecessor to Melbourne's 'White Night'.
Join us to protect fascinating details about Victoria's oldest, and still active, field naturalists' club.
Lay the foundations for Melbourne's premier hospital for women, built in 1856 and renamed the Royal Women's Hospital a century later.
Help complete reports of historic storms, when hail the size of cricket balls and hen's eggs rained from the sky across the state.
Step back in time to the early autumn of 1910, when newspapers were agog with the exploits of US escapologist Harry Houdini, who came to Diggers Rest to attempt a flight in his biplane.
Delve into the seamier side of Victorian life to reveal the terrible deeds of child fosterers, who neglected their charges and in the worst cases were charged with infanticide.
Catch the buzz on historic newspaper articles on beekeeping in Victoria.
Trace the story of the Victorian Artists Society and its heritage-listed American Romanesque headquarters.
Help restore historic newspaper articles on Mount Buffalo to the heights of their former glory.
Help repair historic newspaper articles about the 'Shenandoah' Confederate warship's Melbourne stopover in 1856.
Contribute vital missing data to historic newspaper articles about taking the census.
Help revive the reputation of prize-winning chrysanthemum grower Thomas Pockett.
Dust off details of Melbourne's rare but memorable snowstorms over the past 175 years.
Lend a hand to help fill in the details of one of colonial Victoria's earliest social welfare organisations.
Help us shift these fascinating articles about late-19th-century bicycling into gear.
Complete the story of Victoria's 1880s coffee taverns, alcohol-free precursors of today's cafe culture.
Make tracks to correct details about the railway that once connected South Gippsland to Melbourne.
Dip into historic reports of shark sightings in Port Phillip Bay.
Review Australia's reaction to Dublin's 1916 uprising in newspaper reports from the time.
Weave in the finer details of the DIY-pincushion craze of the early 20th century.
Seed details about turn-of-the century Victorian market gardens.
Retrace the steps of Victorian children who strayed from home and became lost in the wilds during the 19th century.
Illuminate the missing details on Melbourne's great Elizabeth Street fire of 1897.
Refresh historic newspaper reports on Yan Yean, the first reservoir to supply Melbourne with drinking water.
Get on board to help chart the course of Brighton's prestigious yacht club.
Advance the cause of the Housewives Co-operative of Victoria by adding details to historic newspaper reports.
Reveal the story of the grand opening of Melbourne's iconic Manchester Unity Building in 1932.
Set the record straight about one of country Victoria's oldest football clubs.
Reveal the fascinating story of this remarkable Gippsland-born opera star's concert tours of Victoria.
Uncover details of a crucial period when women picked up the bat to compete in cricket matches.
Unearth details of the Sunraysia region between the wars, when it was radically transformed by soldier settlers.
Help others discover tantalising Christmas recipes and cooking tips from Victoria's culinary past.
Shine a light on an intriguing social movement that aimed to purify Victoria through abstinence and feminism.