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From the Archives, 1902: The king is crowned, long live the king

From the Archives, 1902: The king is crowned, long live the king

120 years ago, Edward VII was crowned the King of Great Britain and Ireland and all the British dominions beyond the seas in a lavish ceremony held at Westminster Abbey.

  • by Staff Writers

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From the Archives, 1952: Hunter River floods Maitland

From the Archives, 1952: Hunter River floods Maitland

As the government announced further flood relief for NSW, the Herald travelled to the lower Hunter to capture these dramatic images.

  • by Staff reporter
From the Archives, 1997: Playwright comes to terms with bad weather

From the Archives, 1997: Playwright comes to terms with bad weather

David Williamson is one of Australia’s most successful and prolific playwrights. Twenty-five years ago, The Age talked to Williamson as he returned to Melbourne on the eve of the opening of his latest, and most personal offering, After The Ball.

  • by Greg Burchall
From the Archives, 1993: The Seekers - getting the band back together

From the Archives, 1993: The Seekers - getting the band back together

Judith Durham refused for many years to give in to pressure to reform the Seekers. Then she received a letter from a fan in England that changed her mind.

  • by Caroline Wilson
From the Archives, 1962: Marilyn Monroe found dead aged 36

From the Archives, 1962: Marilyn Monroe found dead aged 36

Sixty years ago today, at the age of 36, Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her house in Los Angeles by her housekeeper. The actress was famous around the world as a movie star and sex symbol, and her sudden death made world-wide news.

  • by Staff Writers and Colin Bennett
From the Archives, 1997: Batman loses ground in row over city founders

From the Archives, 1997: Batman loses ground in row over city founders

25 yeas ago, Melbourne’s longest running debate — the argument over who founded the city — was reignited after the controversial decision to change the name of a prominent section of John Batman Park to Enterprize Park, in honour of John Pascoe Fawkner.

  • by Gabrielle Costa
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From the Archives, 1972: Police bolt cutters free protester

From the Archives, 1972: Police bolt cutters free protester

50 years ago, police made arrests at an anti-conscription march in the city, just two weeks after students had barricaded themselves into buildings at Sydney University.

  • by Staff reporter
From the Archives, 1918: Lavish opening of Australia House in London

From the Archives, 1918: Lavish opening of Australia House in London

In 1918, Australian soldiers lined the streets of London forming an honour guard for the Royal family who opened Australia House in a lavish affair as a vast crowd watched on.

  • by Staff Writers
From the Archives, 1997: The rescue of Stuart Diver

From the Archives, 1997: The rescue of Stuart Diver

25 years ago, ski instructor Stuart Diver was rescued after almost three days trapped in the rubble of Bimbadeen Lodge, Thredbo.

  • by Heath Gilmore and Simon Crittle
From the Archives, 1997: Hanson hysteria grips Southland

From the Archives, 1997: Hanson hysteria grips Southland

25 years ago, more than 20,000 hysterical fans were in pop heaven when the band Hanson performed a short but spirited set at Southland Shopping Centre. Forty-eight fans required treatment by paramedics at the scene and two were hospitalised in the frenzy.

  • by Carolyn Webb
From the Archives, 1962: A fighting general who hated ‘blimps’

From the Archives, 1962: A fighting general who hated ‘blimps’

In this obituary, the Herald looked back on the career of Major-General Gordon Bennett, “the most controversial Australian General of World War II”.