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Menswear is more than just a fig leaf.

MENSWEAR THROUGH THE AGES HAS HAD A COLOURFUL HISTORY AND PROVIDES MORE THAN JUST A FIG LEAF FOR BODY CONSCIOUS MALES . Menswear has played a rich role in the story of fashion, which tends to focus primarily on womenswear. The Reigning Men exhibition recently held at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia, spans 300

AFP pursuit cars roving this holiday season.

AFP VEHICLES ARE ON THE ROAD THIS HOLIDAY SEASON TO MONITOR AND DETER ROAD ACCIDENTS. The AFP, also known as the Australian Federal Police, has a range of motor cars to monitor traffic behaviour each holiday season in an effort to promote safer driving practices. The range of police motor vehicles on the road are sometimes

The Australian War Memorial treasures writers

A MEMORIAL  OF A VALUED EVENT IS TREASURED IN CANBERRA. ANZAC DAY IS NO EXCEPTION. Memorial writers of all kinds, whether trained or just there recording what they witness, are valued scribes of history, according to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Known locally as ‘the War Memorial’, the Australian War Memorial (the Memorial) is the centre of

Trevor Kennedy shows his collection of Australiana and Moorcroft pottery

TREVOR KENNEDY GAVE PRIVATE ACCESS TO VIEW HIS COLLECTION OF MOORCROFT POTTERY AND AUSTRALIANA IN THE LEAD-UP TO AUCTION OF THE ARTISTIC ITEMS THIS YEAR. As former editor of The Bulletin magazine, Trevor Kennedy was well-placed to access information on a range of Australiana and international art items available for purchase. Kennedy’s Millers’ Point collection is

General Motors-Holden to cease production at end of 2017

GENERAL MOTORS AKA ‘THE GENERAL’ IS ABOUT TO TAKE ITS LAST ROAD TRIP WITH PRODUCTION TO CEASE SOON. FITTINGLY IT WILL END WITH A COMMODORE. General Motors-Holden (GMH) has indicated that it will cease trading its vehicle designs and production on 20 October 2017. Production of the Holden Commodore’s  sedans, wagons and utes is to be GMH’s mainstay this year.

Holden cars attract coin collectors

CLASSIC HOLDEN CARS DREW IN THE CROWDS TO CELEBRATE NEWLY-MINTED COINS In 2016, classic Holden cars were celebrated in 11 colour double-sided coins with the Holden Heritage Coin Collection designed and manufactured by the Royal Australian Mint (RAMINT). As the Holden car is to be phased out at the end of 2017, classic car enthusiasts are keen to

Coin design skills valued in Australia

COIN DESIGN IS A RARE SKILL AND ONE WHICH SEVERAL AUSTRALIANS EXCEL AT IN CANBERRA. Coin designing is a specialised technique which the Royal Australian Mint (RAMINT)* prices highly. If you’ve ever wondered about the process behind RAMINT’s coin designs then living in Melbourne, Sydney or Canberra was a good choice this year to find

Design Canberra festival remembers Robert Foster

DESIGN CANBERRA – THE ANNUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL IN CANBERRA THIS YEAR REMEMBERED LUMINARY DESIGNER ROBERT FOSTER. Designers and artisans gathered on-22-October-2016 for the opening of “Luminary: Remembering Robert Foster” exhibition set in the ActewAGL foyer’s Ossolites display. Ossolite is one of the signature designs of the late Robert Foster. The artist’s legacy of FINK

Wi-Fi, wires and the future on 9 December

WI-FI MEANS WE CAN COMMUNICATE WHEREVER AND WHENEVER. Wi-Fi has changed the way we think, work, live and play. Its creation has changed the face of global communication – all thanks to Australian scientists with an eye for the future. As part of the exhibition A history of the World in 100 Objects, the National Museum

History of the World in 100 Objects

HISTORY OF HUMANITY – TWO MILLION YEARS OF IT – IN ONE ROOM IS AN INCREDIBLE FEAT. What makes this expression of human history and cultural stories so compelling is that ancient life is expressed through a rare collection of original artefacts so beautifully collected and restored by the British Museum. A history-of-the-world in 100 Objects, from the British
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