We just completely updated our website. Let us know if you are encountering any issues.

HMAS Otway

Holbrook, New South Wales has a different way of putting itself on the map. Rather than opting for a big banana or giant ram, this Australian town chose a different roadside attraction—one that pays homage to its namesake.

Holbrook’s European settlers originally named their new town Germantown. But during World War I, anti-German sentiment led residents to rename their town after an English submariner, Commander Norman Holbrook VC.



World Heritage Sites Brutalisms Atlas Obscuras Audio Guides News
Westgarthtown Walking Tour en 299.4kmsite_izi
The Australian National Aviation Museum en 319.8kmsite_izi
Early Social Welfare History in the City of Kingston en 319.2kmsite_izi
McClelland Outdoor Permanent Collection en 330.3kmsite_izi
Moving Through Time en 313.5kmsite_izi
Aboriginal Heritage Outdoor Artwork Tour (City of Melbourne) en 314.1kmsite_izi
A Walk Through Melbourne’s Cafe History en 315.5kmsite_izi
Public Art as Cultural Heritage en 313.6kmsite_izi
Preton Market- history and significance en 305.1kmsite_izi
La Trobe University Architecture, Sculpture and Heritage Walk en 300.9kmsite_izi
South Lawn Car Park 2020312.3kmsite_ao
High Heritage: Character in the North en 308.7kmsite_izi
Fairfield AIDS Memorial Garden en 308.5kmsite_izi
Surrey Dive 2020305.4kmsite_ao
Rubicon Hydroelectric Scheme 2020221.2kmsite_ao
St Kilda’s Jewish Heritage en 316.8kmsite_izi
Space and Sculpture: Docklands, Melbourne en 314.8kmsite_izi
Art in Fitzroy Gardens en 312.5kmsite_izi
The Queen Victoria Market en 313.1kmsite_izi
Yarra Bend Asylum Pillar 2020308.9kmsite_ao
The Heritage of Herstory: the emergence of feminism in Melbourne en 312.8kmsite_izi
Hawthorn’s Hidden Histories en 309.5kmsite_izi
Queen Victoria Market en 313.1kmsite_izi
The Big Ned Kelly Statue en 128.7kmsite_izi
Queen Victoria Gardens – The City Beautiful en 313.6kmsite_izi
Walking Tour of the first five Publican Houses of Brunswick en 310.1kmsite_izi
Chinatown, Melbourne en 313.3kmsite_izi
The Communities that Shaped Carlton en 310.8kmsite_izi
Montsalvat Art Gallery and Artist Community en 295.2kmsite_izi
‘Stories Surround Us’ by Allison Yanez en 267kmsite_izi
Market place / resting place: the Old Melbourne Cemetery uncovered en 313.1kmsite_izi
St. Kilda Walking Tour en 316.8kmsite_izi
The Plenty Valley Bushrangers en 296kmsite_izi
Exploring the Industrial Heritage of the City of Kingston en 2017315.3kmsite_izi
‘Rolling Jaffas down the aisle’: the lost picture theatres of Footscray en 316.2kmsite_izi
Fawkner Memorial Park – Garden of multicultural paradise en 305.5kmsite_izi
The Grand Slam Theory: Australia en ru 313.1kmsite_izi
Deakin University Sculpture Walk, Burwood en 307.4kmsite_izi
“See you on the road … in Wyndham” en 324.3kmsite_izi
Local History and Heritage of Canberra’s Mountains. en 157.9kmsite_izi
Canberra: The Heritage Challenges of a Nation’s Capital en 174kmsite_izi
Canberra Light Rail Route en 175.2kmsite_izi
Risks to the Commonwealth Heritage Values of the Parliament House Vista en 170.2kmsite_izi
Boating on Albert Park Lake en 315.8kmsite_izi
Old Melbourne Cemetery (Queen Victoria Market) en 313.2kmsite_izi
The Heritage Value of the Queen Victoria Market en 313.1kmsite_izi
From Punishment to Rehabilitation – The Old Melbourne Gaol en 312.8kmsite_izi
Exploring the Mediterranean Idiom in Moreland en 310.3kmsite_izi
Stony Creek en 317.3kmsite_izi
Serving Australia and Serving Victoria: Stories of the Shrine Creators en 314.1kmsite_izi
Discovering Darebin: The People of Northcote en 309.1kmsite_izi
Heritage walking tour of Pentridge: its dark past, neglected present and rich future. en 307kmsite_izi
Ramahyuck Cemetery 2020255.5kmsite_ao
Melbourne Observatory 2019314kmsite_ao
Titanic Theatre Restaurant 2019320.8kmsite_ao
Pooh Bear’s Corner 2019239.4kmsite_ao
All Saints Anglican Church 2019172.5kmsite_ao
Abbotsford Convent 2019310.1kmsite_ao
Upside-Down Charles La Trobe Statue 2019300.8kmsite_ao
‘Chicken on a Stick’ 2019172.5kmsite_ao
National Gallery Sculpture Garden 2019171.2kmsite_ao
The Big Owl 2019166.9kmsite_ao
The Shine Dome 2019170.4kmsite_ao
Marble Masterpiece 2019101.8kmsite_ao
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex 2019154.7kmsite_ao
The Big Dish 2019169.5kmsite_ao
Dinosaur Garden 2019170.7kmsite_ao
St. Kilda Pier Penguin Colony 2019317.5kmsite_ao
Ben Chifley’s Model Airplane 2019327.7kmsite_ao
Mermaid Inlet Cliffs 2019329.1kmsite_ao
The Nicholas Building 2019313.5kmsite_ao
Australian National University Classics Museum 2018170.5kmsite_ao
Victoria Police Museum 2017314.2kmsite_ao
Fire Services Museum of Victoria 2017312.3kmsite_ao
Larry La Trobe Statue 2018313.3kmsite_ao
The Gigantic Preserved Heart of a Champion Racehorse 2017170kmsite_ao
The Friendly Bunyip of Victoria, Australia 2017313.1kmsite_ao
Hyams Beach 2018313.5kmsite_ao
This Art Gallery Celebrates Death 2017315.1kmsite_ao
AC/DC Lane 2018313.1kmsite_ao
The Trugo Mural Celebrates Melbourne’s Odd Local Sport 2017318kmsite_ao
Princess Theatre 2018312.6kmsite_ao
There’s an Abandoned Ballroom Hidden in Australia’s Busiest Railway Station 2017313.6kmsite_ao
The Upended Tram 2018314.5kmsite_ao
Redwood Forest Tree Art 2018262.6kmsite_ao
‘Mr. Lizard and Gumnut Baby’ Statue 2018313kmsite_ao
Marionette Fob Watch 2018313.2kmsite_ao
Captain Cook’s Cottage 2017312.4kmsite_ao
Visit One of the World’s First Movie Studios 2017312.8kmsite_ao
Fairies Tree 2018312.3kmsite_ao
Mailbox Art Space 2018313.2kmsite_ao
Polly Woodside 2018314.9kmsite_ao
The Bullet-Banged Armour of Australia’s Most Famous Outlaw 2017313kmsite_ao
Gog and Magog 2017313.5kmsite_ao
Wangaratta Government Centre 114kmsite_brutalism
Campbell Park 174.7kmsite_brutalism
School of Music, Australian National University 170.6kmsite_brutalism
Total House 313kmsite_brutalism
Nelson Brothers Funeral Parlor 318.9kmsite_brutalism
Government Offices (today: Cameron Offices) 167.3kmsite_brutalism
Plumbers and Gasfitters Union Building 312.7kmsite_brutalism
Footscray Psychiatric Centre 1969316.3kmsite_brutalism
Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens 2004312.4kmsite_whs
Australia bushfires unearth a 6,600-year-old Indigenous fish-trapping system 2020311.9kmpost

About the source: Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura aims 'to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share'. You can contribute to their collection on their website.

Leave a Reply