In 1977 Bob Hastie returned from a two-month trip to the United States with just 10 cents in his pocket and an idea in his head — to bring backyard skating to Sydney's northern beaches. RetroFocus finds out how Bob went and if he is still living his skateboarding dream.
It's been 20 years since the closure of Perth's only open-range zoo, where thousands of people once visited for a suburban safari experience with displaced circus animals.
Since my two sons were diagnosed with autism, the learning curve for our family has been steep. In a way, it reflects how much society has learned since the days of Rain Man and the 'refrigerator mother' theory.
The idea of a baby resting in a sling suspended from a car's roof might seem odd today but it was among a wide variety of child restraint options in 1970 — and most people had no idea just how dangerous they really were.
A trail-blazing outback car trip in 1936 by one of Australia's richest families is considered the first non-Indigenous holiday to Uluru, but also a 'strange desert quest', unheard of at the time.
A mysterious giant species of rhinoceros — named the Siberian unicorn due to its enormous single horn —survived in Russia until 36,000 years ago. Yet many of the species it shared a habitat with still survive today. Here's why.
Peter Ferry, 96, makes his first trip back to Victoria's East Sale RAAF base since the Second World War.
The League of Nations was once described as "the greatest humbug in history", but it has had a lasting impact on Australia: it helped the nation untie its British apron strings and find its foreign policy voice.
Murwillumbah still wonders what happened to the cash, stolen during a daring bank heist in the quiet little town 40 years ago.