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The Australian city of Melbourne was named after William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, the then-serving British Prime Minister, whose seat was Melbourne Hall in the town of Melbourne, Derbyshire, England. Permanent European settlement of the area on the Yarra River had unofficially started some two years before it was recognised as a Crown settlement in March 1837. It was variously Read more...
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation studios are located in the Southbank Centre at the corner of Sturt Street and Southbank Boulevard in Melbourne’s Arts precinct. First opened in 1994, ABC brought all of its Melbourne-based TV and radio operations under one roof at the Southbank in 2017, having previously also had studios in Elsternwick and Ripponlea. The Southbank facility has multiple Read more...
The memorial plaque for the workers killed in the West Gate Bridge collapse is mounted on one of the bridge’s supporting pedestals at the accident site, where Hyde Street runs under the bridge in Spotwood, Melbourne. During construction on 15 October 1970, a 112-metre steel box-girder span gave way and fell into the mud and water of the Yarra River. Read more...