History

Tue 11 Aug 2020

The moment Australia arrested a kayaker and declared war

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Australia was in WWII from the beginning and within hours had fired its first shot – albeit at its own ship. Read part three of Warren Brown’s gripping series.

Sat 8 Aug 2020

How Hitler played Aussie PM

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Many Australian politicians were slow to see the evil Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, with even the pacifist-leaning PM temporarily sucked in.

Sun 2 Aug 2020

What Gold Coast cops learnt from 1919 pandemic

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The last time Queensland borders were shut to slow the spread of a pandemic, travellers were streaming into the sunshine state by foot and horse and buggy.

Fri 31 Jul 2020

Saving one of Ballina’s historic treasures

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IT’S one of Australia’s most historically significant vessels, but until now there has been no real plan to preserve it.

Wed 15 Jul 2020

Clock ticking on demolition plan for historic cottage

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For years the future of a significant piece of Freshwater history has hung in the balance as developers look to bulldoze 100-year-old Moule Cottage

Thu 9 Jul 2020

MARITIME ODYSSEY: Meet the keeper of our lighthouse history

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When John Ibbotson decided to photograph every lighthouse in Australia, he didn't realise it would spark a life-long love for these historic structures.

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