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From the Archives, 1997: McGrath, Warne guide Australia to Ashes success

From the Archives, 1997: McGrath, Warne guide Australia to Ashes success

Twenty-five years ago, Australia retained the Ashes after winning the fifth Test of the series at Nottingham. It was Australia’s fifth successive Ashes win, raising the question, was this Australia’s greatest ever Test team?

  • by Greg Baum

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From the Archives, 1964: Everything’s coming up roses for Olivia

From the Archives, 1964: Everything’s coming up roses for Olivia

Olivia Newton-John first came to the nation’s attention as the15-year-old Melbourne schoolgirl who won a TV talent quest hosted by Johnny O’Keefe.

  • by Valda Marshall
From the Archives, 1962: Import ban put on thalidomide

From the Archives, 1962: Import ban put on thalidomide

60 years ago, the Australian government banned thalidomide - a German morning sickness drug which had caused deformities in thousands of babies around the world.

  • by Staff reporter
From the Archives, 1902: The king is crowned, long live the king

From the Archives, 1902: The king is crowned, long live the king

120 years ago, Edward VII was crowned the King of Great Britain and Ireland and all the British dominions beyond the seas in a lavish ceremony held at Westminster Abbey.

  • by Staff Writers
From the Archives, 1952: Hunter River floods Maitland

From the Archives, 1952: Hunter River floods Maitland

As the government announced further flood relief for NSW, the Herald travelled to the lower Hunter to capture these dramatic images.

  • by Staff reporter
From the Archives, 1997: Playwright comes to terms with bad weather

From the Archives, 1997: Playwright comes to terms with bad weather

David Williamson is one of Australia’s most successful and prolific playwrights. Twenty-five years ago, The Age talked to Williamson as he returned to Melbourne on the eve of the opening of his latest, and most personal offering, After The Ball.

  • by Greg Burchall
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From the Archives, 1993: The Seekers - getting the band back together

From the Archives, 1993: The Seekers - getting the band back together

Judith Durham refused for many years to give in to pressure to reform the Seekers. Then she received a letter from a fan in England that changed her mind.

  • by Caroline Wilson
From the Archives, 1980: Political murder in a quiet Sydney street

From the Archives, 1980: Political murder in a quiet Sydney street

As police examine new evidence in connection to the assassination of Turkish Consul-General Sarik Ariyak, we revisit the day he and his bodyguard were brutally slain outside his Dover Heights home.

  • by Roger Collier, Paul Molloy and Susan Molloy
From the Archives, 1962: Marilyn Monroe found dead aged 36

From the Archives, 1962: Marilyn Monroe found dead aged 36

Sixty years ago today, at the age of 36, Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her house in Los Angeles by her housekeeper. The actress was famous around the world as a movie star and sex symbol, and her sudden death made world-wide news.

  • by Staff Writers and Colin Bennett
From the Archives, 1997: Batman loses ground in row over city founders

From the Archives, 1997: Batman loses ground in row over city founders

25 yeas ago, Melbourne’s longest running debate — the argument over who founded the city — was reignited after the controversial decision to change the name of a prominent section of John Batman Park to Enterprize Park, in honour of John Pascoe Fawkner.

  • by Gabrielle Costa
From the Archives, 1972: Police bolt cutters free protester

From the Archives, 1972: Police bolt cutters free protester

50 years ago, police made arrests at an anti-conscription march in the city, just two weeks after students had barricaded themselves into buildings at Sydney University.

  • by Staff reporter