Melbourne Trivia


We come across all sorts of interesting Melbourne tit-bits that are often difficult to categorise, so this is where they end up...

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View Event: 57 Mount Pleasant Street | Where?
57 Mount Pleasant Street | Where?
Two questions from the Crowded House song "Weather With You".. 1. Where is 57 Mount Pleasant Street? 2. What does "walking round the room singing stormy weather" mean? 57 Mo .. | Read more..

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View Event: About furphies | furphy
About furphies | furphy
You've might have heard someone say telling furphies or that was a bit of a furphy and wondered what they meant or where the expression came from. FURPHY | FURPHIES | FURFY The .. | Read more..

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View Event: Australian FIRSTS for Melbourne
Australian FIRSTS for Melbourne
Melbourne has more than its fair-shair of Australian firsts... One of the first women only gyms, in Victoria and possibly Australia, was established by Harriet Elphinstone-Dick, .. | Read more..

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View Event: Australian Words the US Get Wrong
Australian Words the US Get Wrong
20 AUSTRALIAN WORDS THAT MEAN SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT IN THE USA. The Yanks (Americans) are fascinated by the differences that exist between the Australian vocabulary and th .. | Read more..

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View Event: Beyonce Street Brunswick
Beyonce Street Brunswick
The world went mad when star Beyonce Knowles appeared in Brunswick, a Melbourne back street to film a music video clip in October 2013. Where: Beith Street, Brunswick When: Oct .. | Read more..

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View Event: BIG Things in Melbourne
BIG Things in Melbourne
We love BIG, well there was the movie Big (Tom Hanks), and there is Big M (flavoured milk) and Big Coxy (sorry mate), so when it comes to big things, Victoria is huge! Here is 1 .. | Read more..

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View Event: Billy Connolly | Live Melbourne
Billy Connolly | Live Melbourne
Billy Connolly has enjoyed a longstanding career as one of the world’s best-loved comedians. His live shows have been enthralling audiences around the world for over three decades. .. | Read more..

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View Event: Borsari's Corner
Borsari's Corner
Borsari's Corner is on the corner of Lygon Street and Grattan Street in Carlton. Named after Nino Borsari (14 December 1911 – 31 March 1996), an Italian cyclist who won a gold .. | Read more..

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View Event: Bryant and May | Redheads
Bryant and May | Redheads
Redheads matches were manufactured in the Bryant and May factory located in Church Street, Cremorne (Richmond). Bryant and May was well known for providing workers with excellen .. | Read more..

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View Event: But there were 5 Beatles!
But there were 5 Beatles!
Did you know there was once five Beatles not four? The only time it ever happened was in Melbourne on the 14th June, 1964. The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr had collapsed and w .. | Read more..

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View Event: Chiko Roll
Chiko Roll
The savoury snack CHIKO Roll is an Australian icon right up there with Australian Rules Football, kangaroos and Holdens, was developed by Francis McEnroe from Bendigo. McEncroe .. | Read more..

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View Event: Chloe | Jules-Joseph Lefebvre
Chloe | Jules-Joseph Lefebvre
She has graced magazine covers, had wine named after her and poems written to her. She has experienced fame and adoration and has won high acclaim from critics. Her career began, .. | Read more..

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View Event: Christmas Bush
Christmas Bush
Victoria's Christmas Bush is a Prostanthera lasianthos Lamiaceae. It is a variable shrub or small tree, from 2 m to 10 m high. Often has a compact habit when in shrub form. Leav .. | Read more..

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View Event: Coat of Arms
Coat of Arms
The City of Melbourne's Armorial Bearings (or arms) were first granted to the Corporation of the City of Melbourne by Letters Patent of the Kings of Arms dated 30 January 1940. .. | Read more..

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View Event: Croggy
Croggy
What is a C R O G G Y? A croggy is a ride on the handlebars of a mates push bike. Now we understand Croggy is not a Melbourne bit of trivia, but we do remember as Melburnian .. | Read more..

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View Event: Curious Melbourne Trivia
Curious Melbourne Trivia
Melbourne is the only city in the world that has five international standard sporting facilities (including three with retractable roofs) on the fringe of its central business dist .. | Read more..

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View Event: Dim Sim | Melbourne Icon
Dim Sim | Melbourne Icon
The Dim Sim was developed in Melbourne by Chinese chef William Wing Young for his restaurant "Wing Lee" around 1945. A dim sim is a Chinese-inspired meat dumpling-style snack t .. | Read more..

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View Event: Elvis Presley Memorial Garden
Elvis Presley Memorial Garden
An unexpected memorial found in Melbourne Cemetery is the Elvis Presley Memorial Garden. The memorial was commissioned by the President of the Elvis Presley Fan Club of Australi .. | Read more..

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View Event: Emblems of Victoria
Emblems of Victoria
The emblems of Victoria include... Floral emblem: Pink Heath Animal emblem: Leadbeater's Possum Bird emblem: Helmeted Honeyeater Marine Faunal Emblem: Weedy Seadragon Sadl .. | Read more..

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View Event: Eurovision Song Contest + Melbourne
Eurovision Song Contest + Melbourne
What possible trivia connection could there be between the Eurovision Song Contest and Melbourne you ask? Believe it or not (ripley) there have been two (yes 2) singers from Mel .. | Read more..

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View Event: Famous People Who Have Visited Melbourne!
Famous People Who Have Visited Melbourne!
With the recent visit by Tiger Woods to Melbourne, the question was asked on radio this morning, "who is the most 'famous' person to have visited Melbourne?". The list was impre .. | Read more..

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View Event: First Flight Powered Flight in Melbourne
First Flight Powered Flight in Melbourne
On March 18, 1910 whilst on a visit to Australia and in a Voisin biplane (purchased for US$5,000 in Hamburg, Germany prior to the trip, Harry Houdini made the first controlled, pow .. | Read more..

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View Event: First Flight | Australasian
First Flight | Australasian
February 1, 1858 - William Deane was the first person to fly a lighter-than-air craft in Australia when he ascends in the balloon 'Australasian' made for George Coppin by C. H. Bro .. | Read more..

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View Event: Four'N Twenty Meat Pie
Four'N Twenty Meat Pie
The Four'N Twenty Meat Pie is Victoria's best selling meat pie and was invented in Bendigo by LT. McLure in 1947. The meat pie is enormously popular in Australia and considered .. | Read more..

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View Event: Funny Melbourne Facts
Funny Melbourne Facts
We quite enjoy the odd stuff in Melbourne, a city known for its funny facts or as we show here, Melbourne's crazy laws.. Below are a few laws that you should be aware of to kee .. | Read more..

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View Event: Funny Melbourne Street Names
Funny Melbourne Street Names
Melbourne street names with a funny twist. This fabulous list of names shows our town planners have a sense of humour. BATMAN AVENUE Who wouldn’t want to live in a street .. | Read more..

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View Event: Ghost of Old Melbourne Gaol?
Ghost of Old Melbourne Gaol?
Please can you get an opinion on the attached photo as it was taken by a friend who visited the Old Melbourne Gaol and no-one knows how this ghost-looking person got in the photo .. | Read more..

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View Event: Google Earth Alphabet
Google Earth Alphabet
The first Google Earth 'alphabet', featuring all 26 letters has been created from satellite images of Melbourne and Victorian features and buildings. Rhett Dashwood, a graphic d .. | Read more..

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View Event: Guinness World Records | Melbourne
Guinness World Records | Melbourne
Of all the pages we publish here at OnlyMelbourne, our page of Guinness World Records related to Melbourne would have to be the most trivial.. Longest running cartoon strip Who .. | Read more..

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View Event: Harry's Black Hole
Harry's Black Hole
Here is a curious Melbourne based web site with loads of handy 'local' information. Affectionately known as the Black Hole, because once you enter, you can't escape its magnetic .. | Read more..

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View Event: Hoddle Street and Punt Road
Hoddle Street and Punt Road
Why does one of Melbourne's busiest roads share 3 names, Hoddle Street, Punt Road and Hoddle Highway. Hoddle Highway (route 29) is a highway linking CityLink and the Eastern Fre .. | Read more..

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View Event: Home is Where the Heart is
Home is Where the Heart is
Jack Howard (Hunters & Collectors) song about Melbourne, debuted at the 2016 Melbourne Day Concert at Federation Square. Home is Where the Heart is Drove home around the Wester .. | Read more..

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View Event: Hook Turns
Hook Turns
If you plan to drive in Melbourne, watch out for the "hook turn" signs (above) and be prepared to turn right from the leftmost lane. How to Hook Turn In Steps 1 Approach and e .. | Read more..

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View Event: Human Wheelbarrows | World Record
Human Wheelbarrows | World Record
The world record for the largest human wheelbarrow race was broken in 2008 on September 9th when Melbourne’s own Carey Baptist Grammar School in Kew set out to break the previous r .. | Read more..

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View Event: Interesting Melbourne Facts
Interesting Melbourne Facts
Melbourne is a modern city constantly changing and leading the world in many technologies. Sporting Roof Melbourne is the only city in the world that has five international s .. | Read more..

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View Event: Invented in Melbourne
Invented in Melbourne
Australia's great ideas and vision can be seen by the many inventions that originated in Melbourne that have helped improve the lives of people all over the world. From medical .. | Read more..

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View Event: Johnston Street | Collingwood & Fitzroy
Johnston Street | Collingwood & Fitzroy
WOW, we spotted this... Location** Very important!! There are two 153 Johnston Street's within one kilometre of each other!!! We are in Collingwood (close to Hoddle Street / .. | Read more..

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View Event: Kiwi Shoe Polish
Kiwi Shoe Polish
Kiwi Shoe Polish was invented by William Ramsay and Hamilton McKellan in a small factory in Melbourne in 1906. The brand name Kiwi was named after the bird from New Zealand an .. | Read more..

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View Event: Leaps and Bounds | Paul Kelly
Leaps and Bounds | Paul Kelly
Leaps and Bounds is a song written by Paul Kelly with Chris Langman. I'm high on the hill Looking over the bridge To the M.C.G. And way up on high The clock on the silo Say .. | Read more..

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View Event: Love Melbourne
Love Melbourne
Why is that people either love Melbourne or hate Melbourne, but there does not seem to be any in-between. With its cosmopolitan charm, most Australians appear to love Melbourne, .. | Read more..

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View Event: Marchants Soft Drinks
Marchants Soft Drinks
Marchants Lemonade Lemonade manufactured by Marchant & Co. Richmond, Victoria, circa 1950s. In 1886, British migrant George Marchant purchased a Brisbane ginger beer manufactur .. | Read more..

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View Event: McCubbin's Other Half
McCubbin's Other Half
National Gallery of Victoria conservators are restoring Melbourne 1888 by Frederick McCubbin, but half of it is missing and they want your help to find it. In a quite remarkeabl .. | Read more..

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View Event: Melborn and Sideny
Melborn and Sideny
Melborn and Sideny" - The Idlers Five (CBS, 1968) -- Australian Top 40 hit, March 1968 Vocal folk quintet The Idlers Five enjoyed considerable popularity in the 1960s, but they .. | Read more..

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View Event: Melbourne CLOCKS
Melbourne CLOCKS
Like many cities, Melbourne has its share of iconic clocks that Melburnian's know where to find when they need to tell the time. Melbourne CBD Flinders Street Station: Ou .. | Read more..

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View Event: Melbourne Flag
Melbourne Flag
The City of Melbourne's flag features the coat of arms, with the bull, whale, ship and the fleece hanging from a red ring. They are in the four quarters of the Cross of St Geor .. | Read more..

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View Event: Melbourne History on the Line
Melbourne History on the Line
At first glance, this is a rather plain black & white photograph of Sandridge (now Port Melbourne) taken in 1873 except if you look closer, you will see something quite remarkable. .. | Read more..

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View Event: Melbourne International Gateway
Melbourne International Gateway
Travelling on the CityLink motorway you will pass under 39 large red poles and an enormous yellow pillar tilted over the traffic below. The 70-metre yellow steel beam and the a .. | Read more..

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View Event: Melbourne Our Town
Melbourne Our Town
Debuted at the 2015 Melbourne Day Concert by Soli Tesema Melbourne Our Town Melbourne is our town Melbourne is our city Come on, take the tram around Look at all the beauty .. | Read more..

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View Event: Melbourne Shuffle
Melbourne Shuffle
The style of dance Melbourne Shuffle had its origins in the 70's and continues to spread with a passion across the world's dance floors into the 90's. The Melbourne Shuffle move .. | Read more..

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View Event: Melbourne Song
Melbourne Song
Melbourne Song | Lyrics and music by Bettina Spivakovsky Melbourne is our town Melbourne is our city Come on, take the tram around Look at all the beauty Underneath the Sout .. | Read more..

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View Event: Melbourne to Celebrate Historic Flight
Melbourne to Celebrate Historic Flight
For the people of Melbourne in 1858, it must have been as mind-blowing as watching man land on the moon. On February 1, 1858, Australia's first successful hot air balloon flight .. | Read more..

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View Event: Melbourne | ideal place for a film about the end of the world
Melbourne | ideal place for a film about the end of the world
If you are like me, you have always wondered whether Ava Gardner actually said.. Melbourne was the ideal place for a film about the end of the world. Then I spotted this article .. | Read more..

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View Event: Miniature Melbourne
Miniature Melbourne
Lets look at all things miniature in Melbourne. Mini Melbourne Scienceworks Melbourne We start with the best Miniature Melbourne, the creation at Scienceworks that has k .. | Read more..

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View Event: Mr Whippy
Mr Whippy
Any memory of Melbourne and icecream must include Mr Whippy. I have wonderful memories of Mr Whippy vans. Hearing the music brings back memories of youth, summer, friends and .. | Read more..

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View Event: Native Australian Animals in Melbourne
Native Australian Animals in Melbourne
Melbourne's parks and gardens contain a wide variety of native animals... A study in Royal Park in 1999 revealed the presence of significant fauna species including the large fo .. | Read more..

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View Event: Nylex Clock
Nylex Clock
The Nylex Clock is one of Melbourne's iconic signs positioned on top of storage silos in Cremorne, Richmond next to the Yarra River and the Monash Freeway. The Nylex Clock displ .. | Read more..

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View Event: Oldest Building in Melbourne
Oldest Building in Melbourne
What is the oldest surviving building in Melbourne? Technically, Cooks' Cottage (1755) is the oldest building in Melbourne. The two storey brick cottage was transported from G .. | Read more..

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View Event: Oldest Hotel in Melbourne
Oldest Hotel in Melbourne
The oldest hotels in Melbourne were all licensed in 1853 and believe it or not are still operating as hotels today. Duke of Wellington According to the Tetlow Index, Melbourne' .. | Read more..

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View Event: Olympic Flame Hoax
Olympic Flame Hoax
Seeing this iconic picture postcard of Ron Clarke lighting the Olympic cauldron at the M.C.G in 1956 reminded me of two bits of trivia. Firstly, the well known fact that Ron C .. | Read more..

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View Event: Our Melbourne [ourmelbourne]
Our Melbourne [ourmelbourne]
We simply wanted to see if we could get the term Our Melbourne [ourmelbourne] ranked as a search term @ Google or Yahoo. It was suggested that Our Melbourne or www.ourmelbourne. .. | Read more..

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View Event: Peters Ice Cream
Peters Ice Cream
Peters Ice Cream was founded in 1907 by American Fred Peters in Manly. In 1927 his Peters American Delicacy Company opened a Melbourne factory in Meyers Place, Melbourne follow .. | Read more..

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View Event: Raoul Wallenberg Memorial | Kew
Raoul Wallenberg Memorial | Kew
Sitting waiting for the traffic lights at Kew Junction, we see an interesting stone memorial to Raoul Wallenberg with a curious inscription. RAOUL WALLENBERG 1912 - Who is/w .. | Read more..

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View Event: Red Fox | Melbourne
Red Fox | Melbourne
The city of Melbourne is regarded as the fox capital of the world. Depending on what you read, living in Melbourne, you are never more than 50 metres away from a fox. Red Fox | .. | Read more..

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View Event: Richmond Racecourse
Richmond Racecourse
Reading an old book about the Menzies Hotel, I was suprised to read there once was a racecourse in Richmond. The racecourse was bounded by Bridge Road, Westbank Terrace and Staw .. | Read more..

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View Event: Sanitarium Health Food Company
Sanitarium Health Food Company
Sanitarium's original biscuit, Granose was created in Melbourne by baker Edward Halsey. Over a century ago, in 1898, a small business opened its doors in Melbourne, Australia wi .. | Read more..

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View Event: Sennitt's Ice Cream
Sennitt's Ice Cream
Now I'll be the first person to put up my hand up and say I had not heard of Sennitt's Ice Cream but I do remember the polar bear logo. In December 2012, Stan mentioned a sign o .. | Read more..

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View Event: Signs of Understanding
Signs of Understanding
Enjoy signs of Melbourne.. Sign over a Gynaecologist’s Office: Dr. Jones, at your cervix ************************** In a Podiatrist's office: Time wounds all .. | Read more..

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View Event: Signs Signs Everywhere Signs
Signs Signs Everywhere Signs
Signs Signs Everywhere Signs went the song... It was with delight (and some pride) that I asked my 10 year old son to look up out the left side window of the car so he could see .. | Read more..

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View Event: Size and Population Comparison
Size and Population Comparison
Victoria's landmass of 228,000 square kilometres is about the size of the United Kingdom or a little smaller than the US state of California. By comparison, Australia's size is .. | Read more..

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View Event: Soft Drinks & Ice Blocks
Soft Drinks & Ice Blocks
Brands you may remember.. What about LOY'S, SLADES, CRYSTAL and GOLD MEDAL brands all sold direct to the public – they were delivered to homes in wooden crates. A conversatio .. | Read more..

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Melbourne Christmas Day Lunch @ Pullman Albert Park
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