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  • Things to be grateful for

    It’s the beginning of a new year, and sometimes I think that us gunzels complain about things just a little too much. Often these are perfectly valid and being introspective is a…

  • Are more people living in apartments now than in 1954?

    65 years ago the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW) released the Melbourne Metropolitan Planning Scheme. This formed the foundations for our current planning system. Some aspects, like car parking requirements,…

  • What happened to the closed schools of the 1990s? Part 2

    Read Part 1 here. Keysborough Primary School The original school in this area was opened in 1869 and moved to this cosy country school building in 1874. Not to be confused with…

  • What happened to the closed schools of the 1990s? Part 1

    While doing some research for BoroondaraWiki on the closed Greythorn High School, I stumbled across a whole host of other resources related to schools that are no longer around. Greythorn was one…

  • What is the shortest bus route in Melbourne?

    Working on my public transport map for Melbourne has made me discover a whole lot of bus routes that I never previously knew about. It did make me wonder which one of…

  • Which Melbourne suburb has the most railway stations?

    Melbourne’s 218 railway stations are not always where you expect them to be: Huntingdale Station is in Oakleigh, North Melbourne Station is in West Melbourne and Burwood Station is in Glen Iris.…

  • How far can you travel in Melbourne for just $4.30?

    If you travel long distances, Melbourne’s flat rate fare system works very much in your favour. Regardless of whether you travel 800 metres or 40 kilometres, myki will charge you the same…