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Contents of this issue
What's NEW ! at Festivale
Tour the site
Online Shopping Mall
Reel Life: film section
movie reviews index
coming attractions (movies by month)
shop for movies online
Bookroom: book section
book reviews index
shop for books online
Technology Bytes: Techno bits and bytes
Kids in Cyberspace
Guidebook: Melbourne and Victoria
Maps in Festivale
Credits, submission guidelines, and other contact information
|Come the New Millenium
The new millenium is finally here, not with a bang, or even a whimper. After the mad rush of the ill-informed to celebrate the start of the 2000th year the century ticked over with barely a whisper. The world didn't end, didn't even slow down.
In Australia, this year marks the centenary of Federation. Although there have been some attempts to excite the populace, the unacceptable model for a republic presented to the voters means that we are not celebrating with a declaration of full independence. In Melbourne, the Federation Arch is just another Kennett blot on the landscape, looking most of all like an accident with super glue and a game of pick-up-sticks.
One of the joys of Melbourne is the fact that we have kept intact some of the finest examples of buildings and gardens. Although many people know that the National Trust lists houses, fewer know about the listed gardens. The Open Gardens scheme schedules public access to listed gardens, with entrance fees often going to charities or garden upkeep. The gardens range from cottage through to large-scale formal parks.
Go to the colourful front page
For lovers of series: the series series project.
Did you know that Melbourne, Australia is a hotbed of genre fiction writers? And with the recent World Science Fiction convention held here, we have been adding to our collection of people who have answered the usual questions.
Pictorial guide to Melbourne, Victoria Australia with clickable maps of Victoria. This is a growing list of places to go in Melbourne and Victoria, for tourists and locals alike. Schools: why not contribute an entry on a local historic site, or park or garden?
Festivale aims to encourage local and international artists, and interest in Melbourne and Victoria.
Festivale includes Melbourne attractions and entertainment, book reviews, film reviews, software reviews, maps, tourist destinations, historic sites, clickable maps, of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and Australian release dates for movies.