Have you ever delved into the op shop treasures at Retro Star Vintage, strolled through Cathedral Arcade, or savoured your favourite coffee at Cathedral Coffee? Perhaps then you’re among the intrepid explorers who’ve unraveled the mysteries of the Nicholas Building’s vertical laneway?

In this 2nd episode of the RHSV’s podcast, Sean Reynolds is joined by Zeta Hamilton-Durkin, a multifaceted artist hailing from Euro Yuroke, St Kilda. As a filmmaker, dancer, and visual artist currently immersed in her Bachelor of Film and TV at Swinburne University of Technology, Zeta unveils the world of artisans residing in the Nicholas Building. She shares her inspirations, including the dreamy 1972 film Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the eerie 1985 Return to Oz, offering insights into her filmmaking journey. Together, we delve into the rich tapestry of history and the uncertain future facing this iconic Melbourne CBD landmark.

Discover this historic building’s story through the lens of creativity and heritage, in a narrative far from the ordinary. This is Victoria’s history, but not as you know it.

Check out “Past Lives: A History Victoria Podcast” on @spotify

Two weeks ago we had the ‘soft’ launch of our new podcast, Past Lives, the baby of our marketing officer, Sean Reynolds. For the first podcast which falls in Women’s History Month Sean has interviewed the very entertaining Robyn Annear.

Local band UV Race gave us permission to use their song, Inner North as our intro and outro music. Very cool of them. They told Sean they were fans of Richard Broome’s Indigenous histories and were very excited to be associated with the RHSV.

Sean is working on Podcast 2 which will be released next week – it is all about Melbourne’s Nicholas building.

Click here for the first episode: https://spotify.link/PHL3FjCr6Hb

And here’s a link to the song, Inner North, from Melbourne punk band UV Race (talk about history but not as you know it!): https://spotify.link/3Q4Sbvts6Hb