History

Fri 3 Aug 2018

Shock reason why Play-Doh was invented

Shock reason why Play-Doh was invented

PLAY-DOH was first manufactured in the 1930s as a wallpaper cleaner before being rebranded into a children’s toy.

Wed 1 Aug 2018

Long trip from Mount Morgan to Mackay back in the 1910s

premium_icon Long trip from Mount Morgan to Mackay back in the 1910s

The group took 1.5 hours to reach Rockhampton from Mt Morgan .... It was a long trip from there to Mackay.

Tue 31 Jul 2018

Social media 'miracle' ends in teary reunion for 78-year-old

Social media 'miracle' ends in teary reunion for 78-year-old

VIRAL search for a mysterious couple captured in a portrait reached all the way up to north Queensland to come to an incredible conclusion.

Mon 30 Jul 2018

Can you solve this Year 8 exam from 1912?

Can you solve this Year 8 exam from 1912?

FORGET using a calculator or jumping on the internet. This exam from 106 years ago may have you baffled — so how many questions can you get right?

Sat 28 Jul 2018

Jesus’ women wiped from history

Jesus’ women wiped from history

THE “greatest story ever told” had a few pivotal figures whose significance have been all but wiped from the record, for one reason.

Fri 27 Jul 2018

Whatever happened to Big John Zupp?

premium_icon Whatever happened to Big John Zupp?

IF you don’t remember him you’ll remember his ads. “Big John” Zupp, the man who would trade in “any old iron”, was once a household name. So where is he now?

Tue 24 Jul 2018

Human remains found on property are 'significant'

premium_icon Human remains found on property are 'significant'

HUMAN remains found on a Brookstead property have been dated back to before the region's European settlement.

Mystery ‘mummy juice’ identified

Mystery ‘mummy juice’ identified

A POOL of murky, red liquid found around three mummies in an Egyptian sarcophagus has been analysed by scientists.

Sun 22 Jul 2018

Weird fact about the Aussie map

Weird fact about the Aussie map

A DIVIDING line at the heart of Australia has its roots in an old world order, and was signed off by the pope in 1494.

Sun 8 Jul 2018

Biggest myth about Aussie history

Biggest myth about Aussie history

A HISTORIAN has painted a completely different version of Australia’s history - and it is causing huge shockwaves.

Wed 4 Jul 2018

Historic burial grounds to be investigated with radar survey

premium_icon Historic burial grounds to be investigated with radar survey

THE community wants to be able to identify and document to physical location of burials.

Sat 30 Jun 2018

He died in Gladstone but his life will be remembered on film

He died in Gladstone but his life will be remembered on film

Ashton's Circus founder, James Ashton is buried in Gladstone Cemetery

Thu 21 Jun 2018

It's been 90 years since Smithy's historic flight

It's been 90 years since Smithy's historic flight

THE anniversary of an historically significant event involving Ballina passed by quietly last week.

Thu 14 Jun 2018

Toowoomba's Indiana Jones digs up a confronting past

Toowoomba's Indiana Jones digs up a confronting past

HE HAS has helicoptered into remote destinations, lived for months with traditional native societies and held rock art dating back up to 28,000 years.

Tue 1 May 2018

Murder and mayhem: The dark past of Mackay's forgotten jail

premium_icon Murder and mayhem: The dark past of Mackay's forgotten jail

Quiet suburban neighbour was once the stomping ground of killers

Sun 29 Apr 2018

How brutal motel killing of trans woman changed history

How brutal motel killing of trans woman changed history

JENNIFER was found semi-naked in the toilet of a seedy motel with strangulation marks on her neck, but a conviction was far from a given.

Wed 18 Apr 2018

The wards of the ring find historic piece embedded in tree

The wards of the ring find historic piece embedded in tree

Woodburn SES cut out bullock ring believed to be from cream run days

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.

Wed 14 Mar 2018

Passion for the past gathers local historians on Facebook

Passion for the past gathers local historians on Facebook

JOHN has a passion for history and, fortunately, loves sharing that passion.

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.

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