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St. Kilda Pier Penguins

The St. Kilda fairy penguins are like a preview to the Phillip Island fairy penguin population, but St. Kilda is much, much closer and more easily accessible. 276 more words

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The Projects: Foreign Films That Don't Suck, Vol. 2

By Spencer Davis. One of the appeals of exploring foreign cinema is seeing how filmmakers from other countries are free to entertain story ideas that would never get the green light in Hollywood. 1,087 more words


The Great Ocean Road

The drive from Melbourne down to the Great Ocean Road doesn’t take long, but it has some highlights of its own.

First up is Point Lonsdale.   1,355 more words

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Bendigo is the fourth largest city in Victoria and the second largest inland one.  It is located in the Goldfields region just about smack dab in the middle of the state, a bit northwest of Melbourne. 530 more words

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The Projects: Great Music Moments In Film History, Vol. 4

By Spencer Davis. Today in our continuing series on the most iconic uses of music in film, we look at two recent transformative illustrations of the music-writing process, along with a small piece of Hollywood history, a slice of brilliant visual comedy, a brief musical interlude in war, and a tribute to a recently-lost icon. 1,158 more words


Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum

Sovereign Hill is an immersive, open-air, living museum depicting Ballarat during it’s gold-rush prime (1851-1861).

The first area is the settlement/diggings.  It shows how the miners lived and worked during the gold rush (which wasn’t in very nice conditions). 323 more words

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Ballarat Begonia Festival

Over the 3-day weekend that we were in Ballarat, the famous Ballarat Begonia Festival was happening.  It is the largest begonia show in the southern hemisphere. 353 more words

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