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.

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.

Tue 24 Jul 2018

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.

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.

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.

Fri 6 Apr 2018

LIFE SAVERS: Were Warwick ambos the first outside Brisbane?

LIFE SAVERS: Were Warwick ambos the first outside Brisbane?

ITS legacy stretches back more than a century and holds a special place in Queensland 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.

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