History

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 11 Jan 2018

You think Aussies enjoy a beer ... we weren't the first

You think Aussies enjoy a beer ... we weren't the first

The Babylonians used beer during sacrifices ... people have been sacrificing themselves to the stuff ever since.

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 24 Oct 2017

Meet the man who blew up Byron's jetty

Meet the man who blew up Byron's jetty

"ALL this blood and guts was running into the water which was attracting fish and sharks.”

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.

Wed 4 Oct 2017

Military museum to share joys and sorrows of conflicts

Military museum to share joys and sorrows of conflicts

THE doors to Casino's Drill Hall have finally opened to the public as the Northern Rivers Military Museum.

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 21 Aug 2017

Newspapers contain great source of local history

Newspapers contain great source of local history

OLD newspapers and other printed materials, especially local newspapers, can be a great source of history.

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.

Wed 26 Jul 2017

The buildings can't talk but Bob Moran and Barry Dennis can

The buildings can't talk but Bob Moran and Barry Dennis can

The history of Casino stands proud in its main street buildings

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.

Thu 22 Jun 2017

VIDEO: Exhibition tells the history of LGTBIQ community

VIDEO: Exhibition tells the history of LGTBIQ community

LISMORE Has a Diverse Past is on until June 30 at SCU Library

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.

Fri 12 May 2017

VIDEO: Historic plane flies into Grafton

VIDEO: Historic plane flies into Grafton

REPLICA First World War plane makes a detour to Grafton on its way back from the Illawarra Air Show

Thu 4 May 2017

Rare 17th-century map of Australia adjusts history

Rare 17th-century map of Australia adjusts history

AN " extremely" RARE map of Australia that survived for more than 350 years is reshaping what we understand about early European exploration of our continent.

Tue 2 May 2017

REVEALED: The truth behind Old Woman Island

premium_icon REVEALED: The truth behind Old Woman Island

STUNNING photographs taken by a drone have shown what is on one of the Sunshine Coast's most mysterious and iconic landmarks Old Woman Island.

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