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.

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.

Wed 6 Dec 2017

Piece of Lowood heritage preserved

Piece of Lowood heritage preserved

Community members are invited to its first opening day later this month.

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.

Fri 10 Nov 2017

Historic school celebrates 140th birthday

Historic school celebrates 140th birthday

Their longest-serving teacher said working at the tight-knit school had been her dream from the moment she visited the grounds, and she's never looked back.

Thu 9 Nov 2017

How the region is marking Remembrance Day

How the region is marking Remembrance Day

Find out where your closest service is and what the day means to those who have fought in Australia's conflicts.

Mon 6 Nov 2017

Tent Hill school's unique family connection

Tent Hill school's unique family connection

Four generations of Mr Zischke's family have sought their education at the primary school, beginning with himself in 1946.

Mon 30 Oct 2017

Helidon steps back into Celtic times

Helidon steps back into Celtic times

See Irish dancers, old-school sword masters and deadly-accurate archers show off their skills at the Helidon Celtic Festival of Queensland.

Tue 10 Oct 2017

Huge, historic CBD site listed for sale

Huge, historic CBD site listed for sale

THE State Government-owned site of Toowoomba’s former gasworks has been listed for sale after years of remediation work.

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.

Thu 28 Sep 2017

Town planner to appeal 'sinful' character home plan

Town planner to appeal 'sinful' character home plan

A TOWN planner will appeal a unanimous council decision to refuse an application cutting a heritage-listed block in half, despite meeting all requirements.

Wed 27 Sep 2017

Lowood's butchers bid town a bitter-sweet farewell

Lowood's butchers bid town a bitter-sweet farewell

LOWOOD is likely to lose its historic butcher's shop after the owners decided to launch a new venture in Toowoomba.

Wed 20 Sep 2017

'Ethel' rolled out in loving memory

'Ethel' rolled out in loving memory

The hard-working Laidley volunteer bought the classic 50's ride about five years ago after her brother's death and has treasured it dearly ever since.

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