"We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties."

Miners at the Eureka Stockade



"Such is Life"

Ned Kelly shortly before being hung



"Can I have a cup of coffee and then we'll get going?"

were the first words (accidentally) spoken on air on the new station Joy FM by presented John Oliver, when it first went to air on World AIDS Day, the 1st December 1993.




"Put it away Mr. Clarke or we shall all have our throats cut"

Said by Governor Gipps when The Rev. W.B. Clarke, an amateur geologist, found gold in 1841 near Cox’s River. Which he then showed to the Governor.



"When Ivo goes back with the urn, the urn;
Studds, Steel, Read and Tylecote return, return;
The welkin will ring loud,
The great crowd will feel proud,
Seeing Barlow and Bates with the urn, the urn;
And the rest coming home with the urn."

The Poem inscribed on the Ashes Urn, during it's creation just outside Melbourne in Sunbury. It is quite likely that these words were penned by Florence Morphy.



"This is the place for a village"

John Batman upon deciding where to place his encampment, which within fifty years went on to become the largest and most prosperous city in the Southern Hemisphere.



"Stress, Son, is having a Messerschmitt 109 on your arse firing tracers past your ears"

Keith Miller, St Kilda Footballer and Great Victorian Cricketer



"And with a burning feeling of an injured man I mounted the stump and proclaimed liberty"

Peter Lalor, leader of the Eureka rebellion.