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THE NAKED CITY – RAISING THE ENDEAVOUR!

News that the wreck of Captain Cook’s HMS Endeavour has been discovered off the coast of America has already seen calls that it be raised, restored and returned to its ‘rightful place’ in a suitable setting in Sydney. Whether this will ever happen remains to be seen in what could easily become an international dispute […]

THE NAKED CITY – NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

Like many countries in the world Australians love museums. We identify strongly with our own iconic artefacts such as the stuffed carcass of Phar Lap and embrace the historic touring collections such as the recently announced King Tut extravaganza for the Australian Museum. When the State Government announced that the Powerhouse Museum is to be […]

NAKED CITY – BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS

In the early days of Australian television during the late 1950s, Sydney had Desmond Tester, the Cabbage Quiz and Captain Fortune – Melbourne had the Tarax Show with Happy Hammond, Princess Panda and Gerry Gee. Of all the various early children’s favourites only one would ever achieve national celebrity at the time - and that […]