History

Thu 31 Oct 2019

Theft from grave 160 years on angers family

Premium Content Theft from grave 160 years on angers family

Police are investigating the mysterious theft from a Tasmanian cemetery of a tombstone belonging to a man who died more than 160 years ago.

Tue 29 Oct 2019

Aussie cons bet on unsuspecting Brits

Aussie cons bet on unsuspecting Brits

As gangland figure Squizzy Taylor made (crime)waves in Melbourne, a host of Aussie conmen preferred to swindle and rob gullible Englishmen at the races.

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Uluru’s significant day in history

Uluru’s significant day in history

The Mutijuli Aboriginal Community was granted freehold title to Ayers Rock and the Uluru National Park in the Northern Territory, on this day in 1985.

Fri 25 Oct 2019

Today in History: October 25

Today in History: October 25

Two men and two women died after a float on a ride at Dreamworld flipped on this day in 2016, forcing the theme park’s closure.

Mon 21 Oct 2019

New clues in Earheart disappearance

New clues in Earheart disappearance

80 years on from her mysterious disappearance, recent finding could finally reveal the fate of famed aviator and pioneer Amelia Earhart.

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Today in History: September 24

Today in History: September 24

FOR the first time, an experimental vaccine prevents infection with the AIDS virus, a watershed event in the deadly epidemic on this day in 2009.

Why no one wants Trump’s childhood home

Why no one wants Trump’s childhood home

It’s the house that the President of the United States of America grew up in, but for some reason no-one wants to live in Donald Trump’s childhood home.

Sun 1 Sep 2019

Tragic women who glowed in the dark

Tragic women who glowed in the dark

It was the job hundreds of young women fought for — but while the work seemed glamorous, there was a dark side that quickly turned deadly.

Sun 25 Aug 2019

‘Critical error’: Captain Cook’s grisly end

‘Critical error’: Captain Cook’s grisly end

Exactly 251 years ago, explorer James Cook set off on a Pacific voyage that changed the world — but a critical error led to his undignified end.

Sat 17 Aug 2019

‘Wild west’: IVF tragedies spark lawsuits

‘Wild west’: IVF tragedies spark lawsuits

A family Christmas DNA test and an incident dubbed the “worst embroyo-related tragedy in history” are highlighting flaws in the $2bn IVF industry.

Thu 1 Aug 2019

PHOTOS: Lives lost in mine disaster never forgotten

Premium Content PHOTOS: Lives lost in mine disaster never forgotten

Those there during the explosion relived the horrific day in Ipswich's history

Sun 14 Jul 2019

Scandalous life of King’s mistress

Scandalous life of King’s mistress

A mock lesbian wedding, a threesome and a bitten appendage: this is the scandalous life of King Charles II’s favourite mistress.

Thu 11 Jul 2019

Maryborough was tragic ship's final destination

Premium Content Maryborough was tragic ship's final destination

The Eastminister delivered hundreds of immigrants to Maryborough - plus the iconic bells that ring out at St Paul's Anglican Church.

Wed 10 Jul 2019

Can you help solve this church grave mystery?

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Ground-penetrating radar has been brought in to try to solve the 83-year-old mystery of who is buried beneath the site of an old Queensland church.

Mon 8 Jul 2019

‘Total monster’: Outback horror house

‘Total monster’: Outback horror house

Behind the legend of two pioneers of Australia are the dark stories of their house which held human ears and skulls as souvenirs. WARNING: Sensitive content

Sun 7 Jul 2019

The untold story of beach cinema’s success

Premium Content The untold story of beach cinema’s success

This Gold Coast cinema was once Queensland’s biggest and most state-of-the art movie theatre. This is the untold story of Mermaid Beach cinema’s rise and fall.

Wed 3 Jul 2019

FLASHBACK: Most incredible moment of sportsmanship

Premium Content FLASHBACK: Most incredible moment of sportsmanship

Sports often brings out the best in people and the 2006 Gold Coast Marathon was no exception. It saw an incredible moment of sportsmanship from Melbourne runner Andrew...

Sun 30 Jun 2019

Queensland’s first McDonald’s ‘was so much fun’

Premium Content Queensland’s first McDonald’s ‘was so much fun’

It’s been 20 years since Queensland’s first McDonald’s closed its doors for the last time. Back then some famous faces spent time behind the grill.

America’s secret ‘lesbian’ First Lady

America’s secret ‘lesbian’ First Lady

Rose Cleveland served as US First Lady for 14 months. Now, love letters she sent to another woman reveal their passionate, 30-year affair.

Wed 26 Jun 2019

Passion project's long journey to the screen

Premium Content Passion project's long journey to the screen

Actor Aaron Fa'Aoso hopes his Torres Strait documentary series inspires and stimulates.

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