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Flashback: The Snowy Mountains Scheme is completed

Flashback: The Snowy Mountains Scheme is completed

On this day 45 years ago, the Governor General, Sir Paul Hasluck, performed a ceremony to mark the completion of the $800 million Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. It remains the largest engineering project undertaken in Australia.

  • by Staff reporter

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'I got a good headlock on him':  When Ian Kiernan 'saved' Prince Charles
Ian Kiernan

'I got a good headlock on him': When Ian Kiernan 'saved' Prince Charles

The late Ian Kiernan got more than he bargained for at the 1994 Australian of the Year awards. The yachtsman and environmentalist sat on the stage after receiving his award, when shots rang out and an assailant rushed toward the guest of honour, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

  • by Staff reporter
Flashback, 1985 royal visit: Australia succumbs to Diana mania
Royal family

Flashback, 1985 royal visit: Australia succumbs to Diana mania

In 1985, Diana and Charles visited Victoria to celebrate its 150th anniversary. Princess Diana stole the show as Australia succumbed to DIana mania.

  • by Jane Sullivan
Flashback 1988: The Walsh Street police shootings
Crime

Flashback 1988: The Walsh Street police shootings

30 years ago, the murder of two police officers in Walsh Street, South Yarra stunned Melbourne. We remember the tragic story with this article from the archives.

  • by Innes Willox
Flashback 2007: Magpies and Eagles in thrilling semi-final
AFL Grand Final

Flashback 2007: Magpies and Eagles in thrilling semi-final

The 2007 semi-final between the Eagles and the Magpies went into extra time after the game ended in a draw. We remember the thrilling finish with this article from the archives.

  • by Ray Wilson
Flashback 1983: Wild celebrations as Australia II wins America's Cup

Flashback 1983: Wild celebrations as Australia II wins America's Cup

In 1983, Australia II broke the longest sporting winning streak on record when it won the America's Cup. We remember the wild celebrations that followed the historic win.

  • by Bruce Stannard
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20 years on: Longford explosion cuts gas supply to Victoria
Gas

20 years on: Longford explosion cuts gas supply to Victoria

In 1998 the explosion at Esso's Longford plant killed two people and crippled Victoria's gas supply. We remember the crisis with this article from the archives.

  • by Claire Miller and Suzanne Brown
100 years on: First wireless message sent by PM Billy Hughes
Radio

100 years on: First wireless message sent by PM Billy Hughes

This article was first published in The Sydney Morning Herald on September 23, 1918.

Allianz Stadium: Echoes of the Opera House

Allianz Stadium: Echoes of the Opera House

30 years ago the architect Philip Cox responded to critics of his "magnificent but much maligned" Sydney Football Stadium.

  • by David Rowlands
35 years on: Australia II's crew of winning larrikins

35 years on: Australia II's crew of winning larrikins

In 1983, Australia II won the America's Cup. In this article from the archives we remember the dedication and humour of the crew that helped Australia II win the cup.

  • by Bruce Stannard
Flashback 1988: Melbourne and West Coast clash in finals nail-biter
West Coast Eagles

Flashback 1988: Melbourne and West Coast clash in finals nail-biter

In just their second year in the VFL the Eagles made the finals, playing off against the Demons in an elimination final. The Demons won, barely, in a thriller.

  • by Steve Waldon