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We've quizzed some of the most interesting people in Melbourne about the things only they'd know

Effie Ross, cheesemonger at Spring Street Grocer
Photograph: Supplied

One of the best things about Melbourne is the cool mix of people who make it such an awesome place to live. There are Melburnians who take people around on tours, spend all day in an underground cheese cave or even spend their days interpreting Auslan.

Find out the things you'll only know if... from each of our interviews so far. 

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Things you only know if...

Things you only know if you're a Melbourne walking tour guide
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Things you only know if you're a Melbourne walking tour guide

"This used to be a ticketing booth, and now it’s a little café and there’s only enough room for two people."

Things you only know if you're a gin distiller
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Things you only know if you're a gin distiller

"All of our gin-steamed oranges are turned into the most amazing marmalade."

Things you only know if you're a street artist
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Things you only know if you're a street artist

"Occasionally I’ll get some entitled nosy person yelling at me. It’s usually old conservative men."

Things you only know if you're a cheesemonger
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Things you only know if you're a cheesemonger

“One of the least-bought cheeses is Mimolette. The rind is deliberately infested with cheese mites."

Things you only know if you're a drag king
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Things you only know if you're a drag king

"When you stick on a beard or glue on hair, it feels like you’ve got glue all over your face all night."

Things you only know if you're a knifemaker
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Things you only know if you're a knifemaker

"Lord of the Rings started it: people all of a sudden wanted to make swords and armour."

Things you only know if you're an Auslan interpreter
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Things you only know if you're an Auslan interpreter

"People think that putting captions on a screen means deaf people can understand. But that's a fallacy."

Things you only know if you work in organ donation
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Things you only know if you work in organ donation

"There is no typical day in this job."

Things you only know if you're a stage manager
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Things you only know if you're a stage manager

"There's always a plan B"

Things you only know if you’re a zookeeper in a bushfire zone
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Things you only know if you’re a zookeeper in a bushfire zone

"It’s really hard not to fall in love with a koala"