History

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.

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

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