History

Wed 7 Nov 2018

Mysterious rocks found in canefield

premium_icon Mysterious rocks found in canefield

STONES inscripted with Phoenician carvings which are believed to herald the coming of a deity have been dug up on a Far Northern cane farm.

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Histories of Coffs Coast pubs retold

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REVEALED: The grand history of the Coffs Coast's pubs and hotels over the years has been brought into the spotlight in this interactive map.

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Seven-figure punter drops historic Winx bet

Seven-figure punter drops historic Winx bet

A PUNTER who has placed over seven figures on Winx through the mare’s career broke his own eye-watering record on Saturday.

Sat 13 Oct 2018

How Toowoomba flourished from winery

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BOOZE buses and Sunday sessions sound like modern-day antics, however Toowoomba resident Jim Beh is here to set the record straight.

Mon 8 Oct 2018

1967 inquest: Go-go dancer killed in Bargara photo shoot

premium_icon 1967 inquest: Go-go dancer killed in Bargara photo shoot

WHAT was then a sleepy seaside town was shaken on November 13, 1966, when a teenage girl was shot to death in a flat.

Sat 6 Oct 2018

Take a look back at Clarence Valley's rich vein of mining

Take a look back at Clarence Valley's rich vein of mining

STEP back in time and take a look at the early days of the Clarence Valley, and how mining helped to shape our history

Wed 19 Sep 2018

THE STORY OF BEN GERDSEN: How rural Australia helped heal Nazi war wounds

premium_icon THE STORY OF BEN GERDSEN: How rural Australia helped heal Nazi...

World War II was not the time to be growing up in Germany with Jewish blood but it's where the Fraser Coast 90-year-old's remarkable tale begins.

Sat 8 Sep 2018

HISTORY MAKER: McLennan rises for grand final

premium_icon HISTORY MAKER: McLennan rises for grand final

EXPERIENCED Number 8 keeps the lid on the side, as he stares down third grand final appearance for the Buccs since 2002.

Historic building founded in 1893 brought back to life

premium_icon Historic building founded in 1893 brought back to life

Trip down memory lane in the church's past. It was closed in 2002 and has been re-opened as a wedding and events venue.

Fri 7 Sep 2018

An iconic part of Grafton's history turns 125

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One of Grafton's oldest buildings has an intriguing history. Go behind the ornate 1800s doors and bullet-ridden walls in The Daily Examiner's exclusive tour

Mon 3 Sep 2018

MP who became a psycho killer

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HE was for a while one of the nation’s most promising politicians but Thomas Ley’s fall would end with him convicted of murder and sentenced to hang.

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Twisted secret inside KFC building

Twisted secret inside KFC building

WHEN officials entered this abandoned KFC restaurant in America, they were finger-lickin surprised at what they discovered.

Mon 13 Aug 2018

New memorial a stark reminder for war hero Harry Smith

New memorial a stark reminder for war hero Harry Smith

AUGUST 18 is a date in Lieutenant Colonel Harry Smith's life that he can't turn his back on, but neither will he celebrate it.

Thu 9 Aug 2018

Photographer weighs up story in old scales

premium_icon Photographer weighs up story in old scales

'The fact that they were old and not digital was what attracted me to them'

Teeth of prehistoric mega-shark found at beach

Teeth of prehistoric mega-shark found at beach

Teacher finds rare fossilised teeth from 25 million-year-old prehistoric mega-shark at the beach.

Wed 8 Aug 2018

'Retro, funky' items for sale in historic motel's final days

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AN HISTORIC Coast motel is in its final days before being demolished next week for townhouses.

Sun 5 Aug 2018

Remember when phones looked like this?

Remember when phones looked like this?

YES, we know, you can’t exist without taking your phone everywhere. So imagine a time when it was stuck to the wall. Here’s what life was like before smartphones...

Sat 4 Aug 2018

How my dad dodged Titanic death

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104-year-old Linda Paddon’s early life reads like an adventure novel, with torpedoed ships, WWI bombing raids and even a link to the ill-fated Titanic.

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.

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