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The Greatest Hero in History?

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The Greatest Hero in History?

Stanislav Petrov is the former Soviet lieutenant-colonel who saved the world on 26 September 1983 from nuclear war and Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). He followed his instincts and ignored a warning from the Soviet Union’s missile defence system that the US had launched a nuclear missile strike. Stanislav thought it was an error. And he […]

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Melbourne’s Best River Walks

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Melbourne’s Best River Walks

Melbourne has many more rivers than the Yarra, as this map shows. The best ones have well-made trails along at least one bank. In August 2009 three friends and I decided that once a year we would walk down a river in Melbourne. Our aim was to see sides of our home town that most […]

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Shane Jacobson’s TV Debut in 1994

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Shane Jacobson’s TV Debut in 1994

This is Shane Jacobson’s 1994 TV debut, aged about 23. These excerpts are from an instructional video on rock’n’roll lighting for Ausmusic, a not-for-profit music industry company supported by the federal Labor government of the time. The community station Channel 31 in Melbourne regularly featured Ausmusic’s instructional videos, and Shane’s videos on lighting were his […]

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