The Others

All of the other bits and bobs I write about.

State Government media release or partisian hack job?

In recent years I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon in Victorian Government media releases – blatant partisan attacks on the opposition. ‘Liberal’ search results at www.premier.vic.gov.au Down the rabbit hole One might think the https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/ domain is supposed to be for the Premier of Victoria to crow about their own achievements, but in reality it seems […]

TV stations saving money by sharing content

It costs a lot of money to keep a television outside broadcasting unit on the road, waiting for something newsworthy to happen. So with advertising revenue drying up, thanks to dropping TV audiences, TV stations will do anything to cut costs – including using the same content as their competitors! I found the first example […]

More COVID-19 related public transport observations

Time flies when you have to stay home, but it’s been a few months since my last round of COVID-19 related public transport observations. So here goes another collection. Cleaning ‘We’re deep-cleaning and disinfecting this vehicle every day’ stickers have appeared on buses. V/Line trains. And Metro trains. At stations ‘Keep your distance where you […]

On the trail of ‘Cooinda “75” Beauty Street’

While walking the streets of Sunshine I found something odd – a sign reading ‘Cooinda “75” Beauty Street’. So what was this 45 year old sign for? Alice Street wasn’t the only one – I found another on Parsons Street. And a third on Palmer Street. On the hunt Trove wasn’t much help – the […]

Confused in the skies of Sunshine

Here I go down another rabbit hole – aerial photos on the State Library of Victoria labelled ‘Sunshine’ but which I couldn’t place the location of – and for good reason! My first mystery The first series of photos is from the Harold Paynting Collection, and is captioned “Aerial views of Sunshine, Victoria (between 1950 […]