National Archives of Australia

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‘Mummy’s darling’: the circus lion in the suburbs

Issue 11 July 2013

Discover the tale of the wild beast in Melbourne's suburbs, from the days when exotic animals were an integral part of the circus, the 'greatest show on earth'. Continue reading

Death register sheds light on those laid to rest

Issue 4 October 2011

Between 1832 and 1984, more than 570 people died at the North Head Quarantine Station. Archives records tell the stories of some of those buried there. Continue reading