History

Tue 27 Mar 2018

Monsters of March: 12 times autumn cyclones hit Australia

Monsters of March: 12 times autumn cyclones hit Australia

IN the past 20 years 12 cyclones have crossed the Australian coastline during the month of March.

Tue 20 Feb 2018

Roadshow host stirs fascination in treasured items

Roadshow host stirs fascination in treasured items

Antiques Roadshow presenter Paul Atterbury visits Peregian Springs Golf Club to value local antiques.

Wed 14 Feb 2018

FLASHBACK: 1940s heatwave killed 50K chickens, 80 people

FLASHBACK: 1940s heatwave killed 50K chickens, 80 people

‘Men were seen in half-sleeve shirts and open necks (no ties) and women wore shorts’

Sun 11 Feb 2018

Awkward question Australians must ask

Awkward question Australians must ask

AUSTRALIANS cried and cheered at this seminal moment in the country’s history. But many are questioning if the unprecedented move had any lasting effects.

Wed 7 Feb 2018

How Bert Hinkler waited 10 years for first epic solo flight

How Bert Hinkler waited 10 years for first epic solo flight

Ninety years ago Bundaberg aviator took off from a London airfield and flew his way in history

Sat 3 Feb 2018

Photos unearth lost mega cities

Photos unearth lost mega cities

MORE than 60,000 structures hidden for centuries underneath the jungle have been found. And it’s all thanks to these photos.

Thu 25 Jan 2018

New letter may show three escaped Alcatraz... and survived

New letter may show three escaped Alcatraz... and survived

THEY escaped from Alcatraz in 1962 but believed to have died in the attempt. Now, a letter from one of the men says they survived.

Thu 4 Jan 2018

Bundy toddler finds massive fossils

Bundy toddler finds massive fossils

PICKED out the garden on Hanbury St for fish tank decorations, the last thing Janine and Wayne Weber expected was for two rocks to house fossils.

Fri 8 Dec 2017

Tony Abbott’s cowardly act

Tony Abbott’s cowardly act

TONY Abbott spent most of yesterday arguing about the same-sex marriage bill. But at the moment of truth, he became a coward.

Sat 11 Nov 2017

Best pubs in Queensland: Hotel honours its tragic past

Best pubs in Queensland: Hotel honours its tragic past

Incident which gave Mackay pub its name is darker than the cheery atmosphere which permeates the pub - and this story is no myth.

Tue 10 Oct 2017

Huge, historic CBD site listed for sale

Huge, historic CBD site listed for sale

THE State Government-owned site of Toowoomba’s former gasworks has been listed for sale after years of remediation work.

Thu 5 Oct 2017

The WW1 frontlines hero who refused to lift a gun

The WW1 frontlines hero who refused to lift a gun

MALENY digger Tom Lillingstone never took a life, but his life was taken from him 100 years ago today.

Thu 28 Sep 2017

Town planner to appeal 'sinful' character home plan

Town planner to appeal 'sinful' character home plan

A TOWN planner will appeal a unanimous council decision to refuse an application cutting a heritage-listed block in half, despite meeting all requirements.

Tue 19 Sep 2017

Crops suffer as region goes 66 days with no rain

Crops suffer as region goes 66 days with no rain

WITHOUT any rainfall in the last 66 days, farmers are likely asking for a Green Day and to woken up when September ends.

Wed 13 Sep 2017

A treasure trove of historical newspaper clippings

A treasure trove of historical newspaper clippings

WHEN Leanne Albert and her sister cleaned out their mother's house after she moved to a nursing home, she stumbled across a treasure trove.

Sun 10 Sep 2017

Recreation areas enhance Coast's natural wonders

Recreation areas enhance Coast's natural wonders

WITH the change of seasons, thoughts turn to getting outside to enjoy the wonderful environment in this beautiful region we call the Sunshine Coast.

Mon 14 Aug 2017

Stunning, heritage-listed Coast home going under the hammer

Stunning, heritage-listed Coast home going under the hammer

THIS stunning, heritage-listed home needs to be seen to be believed - and it could be yours.

Tue 25 Jul 2017

Debate rages after calls to rename Murdering Creek Road

Debate rages after calls to rename Murdering Creek Road

ANOTHER call has surfaced to have Murdering Creek Road renamed to remove the "stigma" associated with the main entry road into the upmarket Coast suburb.

Mon 17 Jul 2017

'Incredible coincidence' in twist to 66-year Mackay mystery

'Incredible coincidence' in twist to 66-year Mackay mystery

She was driving from through Mackay on Saturday, took a look at the local newspaper and spotted a photograph she had seen seen before.

Sat 3 Jun 2017

Student returns to her old school as excited new teacher

Student returns to her old school as excited new teacher

She loved her primary school so much, she studied to be a teacher and returned to teach Prep/Year 1.

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