October 2020

Published a story 23rd Oct 2020 3:38 PM

A dispute over who should be the legal owner of a cache of coins discovered buried on the site of the Toowoomba Bypass has entered the courts, as the treasure remains in government storage.

INSIDE STORY: Dispute over ownership of Bypass buried treasure begins

A dispute over who should be the legal owner of a cache of coins discovered buried on the site of the Toowoomba Bypass has entered the courts, as the treasure remains in government storage.

Published a story 23rd Oct 2020 3:20 PM

When news of the Toowoomba Bypass coin hoard first broke, numerous theories abounded as to who or what was responsible for leaving them in the ground all those years ago.

INSIDE STORY: The orchard and family behind 5600 coins found on Bypass

When news of the Toowoomba Bypass coin hoard first broke, numerous theories abounded as to who or what was responsible for leaving them in the ground all those years ago.

Published a story 23rd Oct 2020 3:11 PM

It is now regarded as ‘one of the greatest cultural heritage discoveries in recent state history’. But when the first coins were first found on the Toowoomba Bypass construction site, the find went unreported for nine-and-a-half months.

INSIDE STORY: How a treasure trove of coins was uncovered on the Toowoomba Bypass site

It is now regarded as ‘one of the greatest cultural heritage discoveries in recent state history’. But when the first coins were first found on the Toowoomba Bypass construction site, the find went unreported for nine-and-a-half months.

Published a story 21st Oct 2020 9:10 AM

They had to cancel their much-loved annual event Gemfest earlier this year due to COVID-19. Now, thanks to the Australian Rail Track Corporation’s Inland Rail, a funding injection has helped the Toowoomba Lapidary Club purchase a key piece of equipment.

Club purchases lifesaving piece of equipment thanks to Inland Rail

They had to cancel their much-loved annual event Gemfest earlier this year due to COVID-19. Now, thanks to the Australian Rail Track Corporation’s Inland Rail, a funding injection has helped the Toowoomba Lapidary Club purchase a key piece of equipment.

Published a story 20th Oct 2020 3:29 PM

BUFFETED by washouts in recent years and then having to cancel the 2020 Heritage Bank Toowoomba Royal Show days out from opening its gates, the Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland is hoping for a financial lifeline for 2021.

Financial support needed to ensure ‘normal’ show can go ahead

BUFFETED by washouts in recent years and then having to cancel the 2020 Heritage Bank Toowoomba Royal Show days out from opening its gates, the Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland is hoping for a financial lifeline for 2021.

Published a story 20th Oct 2020 3:06 PM

They’re not usually ready for Carnival of Flowers visitors, having been pruned back in June. But the Queensland State Rose Garden has now erupted into a riot of colour and perfume.

Newtown Park bursts into a cavalcade of colour and smell

They’re not usually ready for Carnival of Flowers visitors, having been pruned back in June. But the Queensland State Rose Garden has now erupted into a riot of colour and perfume.

Published a story 20th Oct 2020 9:35 AM

He’s a five-time ARIA Award nominee and has become known for his incredible live blues performances. Now he’s heading to Toowoomba as part of his latest tour across Queensland and New South Wales.

Incredible blues performer coming to Toowoomba next month

He’s a five-time ARIA Award nominee and has become known for his incredible live blues performances. Now he’s heading to Toowoomba as part of his latest tour across Queensland and New South Wales.

Published a story 19th Oct 2020 9:23 AM

ARE you looking for your next family home? Want something a little different? Here are three homes from around Toowoomba you should check out.

PHOTOS: Incredible homes that hit the market this week

ARE you looking for your next family home? Want something a little different? Here are three homes from around Toowoomba you should check out.

Published a story 18th Oct 2020 4:51 PM

THE Concordia Lutheran College class of 2020 stepped out in style for their formal recently. SEE ALL THE STUNNING PICTURES HERE.

Concordia farewells its seniors in serious style

THE Concordia Lutheran College class of 2020 stepped out in style for their formal recently. SEE ALL THE STUNNING PICTURES HERE.

Published a story 18th Oct 2020 4:07 PM

Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise have released their 2019-2020 Annual Report, outlining their activities throughout last financial year.

TSBE highlights the challenges and opportunities of 2019/20 in report

Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise have released their 2019-2020 Annual Report, outlining their activities throughout last financial year.

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Matthew is a journalist with The Chronicle. He joined the team in September 2017, after spending two years as the editor of the Chinchilla News and Murilla Advertiser. He started his career as a cadet at the Whitsunday Coast Guardian in Proserpine in 2014.