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Sydney Unseated

Sydney v Melbourne: a history

This isn't just about lockout laws or 'livable city' awards, the stark divides have been there since the early 1800s.

Melbourne's Flinders Street Station lit up during White Night, 2018. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

How Melbourne beat out Sydney to become Australia's creative hub

Melbourne isn't known as Australia's creative hub by chance. This is the result of a very deliberate, and very successful, campaign.

(Image: AAP/David Crosling)

The end of the Sydney supremacy 

In the ongoing battle between Melbourne and Sydney, it seems the latter has begun to fall behind. What happened — and what does it mean for the future?