Despite most of the fighting ending with the signing of an armistice back in July 1953, Australia is still officially at war with North Korea — and few people are aware of our continuing obligations, writes Philip Williams.
Scratch the surface of the history of swimming and you might find more than you bargained for — like why your local pool is shaped like a rectangle (hint: it's linked to Napoleon).
At 130 metres tall, the transmission tower perched atop kunanyi/Mount Wellington watches over the Hobart CBD from the mountain's summit. Over the years, the state's tallest structure has been a source of both fascination and anger.
In a drawing room above his laboratory, chemist Humphry Davy threw quite the soiree. But his nitrous oxide parties were more than a rollicking good time: they led to the discovery of anaesthesia.
When Fereydoun Najafi Aria was 18, he was arrested, tortured and thrown in jail. Decades on, he feels lucky to have survived.
If you're visiting Melbourne, you might find yourself a little confused by the City Loop and it's mid-day about-face, despite most locals taking the train line's quirks for granted.
Dodgy design decisions, poisonous paint and fields overrun with rabbits are some of the stories to come from unsuspecting heritage building owners in Tasmania.
Panel vans were icons as recognisably Australian as Lillee and Thommo in the days of disco, and for those not into cricket or camping in the 1970s, panel vanning was a pursuit all to itself, as this week's RetroFocus reveals.
Hopes of securing the future of two of South Australia's most iconic wooden boats are sinking, with one facing certain demolition and the other effectively adrift.
A disused railway tunnel on the Gold Coast is reclaimed by locals who are now fighting for its preservation.