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.

Sun 5 Jul 2020

Margo’s WWII diary found on supermarket floor

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A woman in NSW’s west has been reunited with her mother’s World War II diary after it was found on the floor of a supermarket.

Wed 24 Jun 2020

How your grandparents posted on 'social media' in the '30s

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WHAT did people do before social media gave them a quick and easy way to reach out for information?

Tue 23 Jun 2020

‘Astonishing discovery’ at Stonehenge

‘Astonishing discovery’ at Stonehenge

Archaeologists have made a gobsmacking discovery around the mysterious Stonehenge site that dates back thousands of years.

Sat 20 Jun 2020

Photos capture moments in Qld history sure to offend

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Miss Australia atop a humpback whale carcass, women chained to a Brisbane bar, Joh Bjelke-Petersen carried by indigenous locals – SEE THE PHOTO GALLERY

Thu 18 Jun 2020

Gigantic predatory dinosaurs once roamed Toowoomba, Ipswich

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GIGANTIC predatory dinosaurs once roamed the lands that now are home to Toowoomba, Oakey and Ipswich, new research has revealed.

Fri 12 Jun 2020

Scomo ‘terribly misinformed’ on dark history of NQ

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Morrison’s claim there was no slavery in Australia’s history is a “slight” to the South Sea islanders and Melanesians that built the North Qld’s sugar industry.

Check out the car-sized crocs that roamed Earth

Check out the car-sized crocs that roamed Earth

Crocodiles are some of the oldest animals on the Earth, and scientists have discovered one of their early ancestors was even closer to a dinosaur.

Wed 10 Jun 2020

The Southern Downs murderer that made Queensland history

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The vindicative killer who sent ripples through a small town and made his way into true crime history.

The craze that lured young women to ruin

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As the opium boom transformed Victoria’s colonial goldfields into a ramshackle maze of smoke-filled dens, hatred began to grow for the foreign drug

Wed 20 May 2020

Proof 2.5m kangaroo roamed Australia

Proof 2.5m kangaroo roamed Australia

A 2.5m tall kangaroo weighing almost 300kg and a 7m crocodile have been discovered along with 16 other massive Australian animals.

Tue 19 May 2020

Lisa Wilkinson’s surprising family secret

Lisa Wilkinson’s surprising family secret

Lisa Wilkinson says an eye-opening journey into her family history has strengthened her admiration for the women before her.

Wed 29 Apr 2020

Today in History: April 29

Today in History: April 29

Prince William and Kate Middleton married at Westminster Abbey on this day in 2011, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Wed 8 Apr 2020

Why tonight's 'Super Pink Moon' won't actually be pink

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Stargazers will be greeted by a bigger, brighter moon tonight but contrary to the name, it won't be pink. Here's why.

Mon 16 Mar 2020

‘Disgraceful’: Site where Kelly killed three cops vandalised

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Descendants of officers shot by Ned Kelly and his gang at Stringybark Creek Reserve near Mansfield are reeling after the site was disturbed.

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