Travelmate -  Australia Accommodation and Hotels
search places
•  Enter a Town
 
•  Or choose a town beginning with ...
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

•  Select a State
accommodation
• Super Red Hot Deals Check out our latest great deals
• Make a booking
Great year-round rate. Wide choice.
• Last Minute Hotel Deals
car hire
•   Search, compare and book your hire car with    Discount rates.
•  Find discount rates on campervan and motorhome rentals.  Instant reservations.
places to go
  • Find out about 1,800 towns
  • Be inspired - Weekend Getaways
  • Don't miss these Top Spots
  • Explore these Featured Regions   • Outback Australia
inspiration
  • Great Drives
Scenic drives from Best Western
  • Featured Regions
New places to discover
  • Fun Trip
Games for kids, games for adults

Coburg  Victoria

    •   Accommodation in Coburg
    •   Last Minute Accommodation deals in this region
    •   Show me: a map of Coburg

Coburg is one of Melbourne’s older suburbs, and many of its historical sites such as the location of the city’s last working smithy and the spot on which the first pub, the Golden Fleece Hotel, stood are marked with bronze plaques.

Coburg, of course, hosted the nation’s most infamous jail, Pentridge Prison, for almost 150 years. Many of Australia’s most notorious and controversial murderers died at the end of a rope on the Pentridge gallows.

Those executed at Pentridge include Ronald Ryan, the last Australian to be put to death by the state in 1967. Although there was speculation that the shot which killed the man whom Ryan was found guilty of murdering had been fired by a warder, the Victorian Premier Sir Henry Bolte refused to respond to the public clamour for a reprieve and insisted the execution be carried out.

Pentridge Prison, so long a forbidding landmark in the suburb of Coburg, no longer hosts reluctant guests of the State, but its dark secrets will linger on in an interpretive museum which will be part of a new development taking shape within the old prison complex.

Complete with its 2,000 vacuum tubes, 10,000 resistors and condensers and kilometres of wiring packed into a cabinet the size of a small apartment, the first computer built in Australia now rests in retirement in the Museum of Victoria's overflow warehouse at Coburg.

It was commissioned by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation and was put to work in the CSIRO's Sydney offices in 1949. Seven years later it was moved to the University of Melbourne where it remained until pensioned off in 1964.


Show me:     •   a list of other towns in the Melbourne Region




 

|   Last Minute  | Places To Go  | Tours  | Specials  | Accommodation  |


Telephone: 1300 666 787 or + 61 2 8248 2350
©Copyright 2000 - 2008
Australian Online Travel Pty Ltd
ABN 17 105 135 331
Level 8, 30 Makerston St, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia

|  Accommodation in Hamilton, Victoria  |  Albury Wodonga Accommodation  |  Apollo Bay Accommodation  |  Ballarat Accommodation  |  Ballarat Hotels  |  Ballarat Motels  |  Barwon Heads Accommodation  |  Beechworth Accommodation  |  Bendigo Accommodation  |  Bendigo Motels  |  Budget Melbourne Accommodation  |  Cheap Melbourne Accommodation  |  Daylesford Accommodation  |  Geelong Accommodation  |  Grampians Accommodation  |  Great Ocean Road Accommodation  |  Halls Gap Accommodation  |  Healesville Accommodation  |  Hepburn Springs Accommodation  |  Horsham Accommodation  |  Hotels near Federation Square Melbourne  |  Hotels near MCG Melbourne  |  Last Minute Mornington Accommodation  |  Lorne Accommodation  |  Mansfield Accommodation  |  Marysville Accommodation  |  Melbourne Accommodation  |  Melbourne Airport Accommodation  |  Melbourne Airport Accommodation  |  Melbourne Apartments  |  Melbourne Budget Accommodation  |  Melbourne Cup Accommodation - Near Flemington Racecourse  |  Melbourne Hotels  |  Melbourne Motels  |  Melbourne Red Hot Hotel Deals  |  Mildura Accommodation  |  Port Fairy Accommodation  |  Rutherglen Accommodation  |  Shepparton Motels and Accommodation  |  South Yarra Hotels  |  Southbank Melbourne Accommodation  |  St Kilda Accommodation  |  Torquay Accommodation  |  Victoria Accommodation  |  Warrnambool Accommodation  |  Werribee Hotels  |  Yarra Valley Accommodation