Peter Dannock @peterdannock

Peter Dannock last shared their writing West Gate Bridge
When the partially complete West Gate Bridge collapsed in October 1970, thirty-five people were killed when one of the box-girder spans collapsed while the bridge was under construction.

The West Gate Bridge workers were a highly unionised workforce. Safety concerns over the construction method of the bridge, and disputes over workers'...
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When I do an internet search for Italian cars from the 1960s, the results are dominated by the usual suspects, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Alfa Romeo. It was an era during which the Italians ever built some of the world's most beautiful cars. A period of motoring beauty that has been...
2022-03-01 09:23:06

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Morgan's new three-wheeler

Retro British sports car maker Morgan has revealed an all-new three-wheeler and, for the first time in history, it's built with a single-piece aluminium body. It will be known as the Super 3, and the existing 2.0-litre V2 motorcycle engine will be swapped out for a more efficient 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated...
2022-02-28 10:22:59

Scope creep

Over the past year, we have been renovating our twenty-year-old house. So we thought a refresh of the bathrooms, a lick of paint, and some new furnishing should about do it. To start the project, we engaged Dorothy, the interior designer, to help us with the design and colour decor,...
2022-02-27 11:22:13

Housing affordability

The median house price in Melbourne is tipped to reach $1 million soon. The housing market has soared almost 4.8 per cent or $45,000 over the March quarter to a record $975,000 median.

The dramatic rise in house prices is primarily due to pent-up demand during months of lockdown and people...
2022-02-26 11:53:39

Two or three doses?

A new study has suggested that three doses of a COVID vaccine β€” or even just two β€” are enough to protect most people from severe illness and death for a long time. It appears that there are now diminishing returns for additional doses.

Research has found that specialised immune cells...
2022-02-25 12:24:13

Rail trail

During the gold rush of the 1860s, railways in Victoria branched out from Melbourne to many far-flung parts of the state. By the late 1930s, the Victorian railway network covered more than 7,500 kilometres of track.

As cars and trucks became the dominant mode of transportation during the 1960s and 70s,...
2022-02-24 09:57:21

Clock radio

I have had a clock radio on my bedside table for as long as I can remember. If I awake during the night, I like to have a glimpse at the time to see if it is time to get up or grumble if it is not.

My early clock...
2022-02-23 10:29:32

I don't eat avocado

I generally eat well and enjoy most foods and meals served up for me. However, a few foods will never pass muster with me. For example, I don’t eat avocado. I’m not too fond of the taste, and the texture is like you are eating soap. As a result, I...
2022-02-22 10:16:27


The island state of Tasmania would have to be one of Australia's most beautiful places to visit for a driving holiday. The roads are not busy, and the mountain roads are steep and winding, perfect for a driving holiday.

I have enjoyed some great roads, met some terrific people and...
2022-02-21 10:37:28

Dummy switch

The hours of watching YouTube home automation videos sometimes pays off. Though there is a lot of content about this topic of interest, most of it is repetitive, often irrelevant or just dull. But now and then, you find a little gem of an idea that makes this effort worth...
2022-02-20 10:22:21