As the nation swelters through a week which has seen temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius, spare a thought for people from decades past.
Exactly half a century ago, the risks involved in deciding to send the crew of Apollo 8 into lunar orbit for Christmas in 1968 would make the Moon landing seem easy in comparison, NASA insiders remember.
Under the alias Prof, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange played a role in setting up one of the early Melbourne rave scene's more '90s-specific attractions.
Hugh is 15 and afraid the people at his school will find out he is gay. Peter Murphy almost died 40 years ago when he was bashed at the first Sydney Mardi Gras. When the two meet, they discover they have a lot in common.
Vikings star Travis Fimmel will be stepping it up a level in the battle stakes when he walks onto a film set in southern Queensland next month to play real-life war hero Lieutenant Colonel Harry Smith.
Australians might elect a president of the wrong "calibre", the Keating Government was warned during the republic debate, according to newly released Cabinet documents from 1994 and 1995.
As the end of local automotive manufacturing looms, Holden and Ford fans question the passions that have driven their half-century long rivalry.