Life in Sydney was difficult for the Fairfax family. Their fourth child, born during the sea voyage, died only a few months after their arrival.
His father wanted him to become a surgeon but, inspired by the wildly popular adventure story Robinson Crusoe, he opted to go to sea.
‘Banjo’ Paterson’s role in the Anzac battalions has slipped to obscurity, perhaps because—mysteriously—he wrote very little about it.
John Cadbury believed that drinking chocolate could pull families away from pubs. Even today, none of the local pubs, bars or shops serve alcohol.
The founder of Coles supermarket chain paid for Billy Graham’s crusade to be publicly broadcast across the nation in the early days of television.
Between Boxing Day 1903 and Boxing Day 1904, the incidence of arrests for drunkenness dropped by a massive 60%. So what exactly happened?