History

Fri 19 Apr 2019

Notre-Dame rebuild could take a decade

premium_icon Notre-Dame rebuild could take a decade

Regardless of whether Notre-Dame Cathedral’s restoration stays true to traditional style or branches out, it will be a long process with Parisians told it will...

Castle-like beachfront could be a steal

Castle-like beachfront could be a steal

A rare heritage listed home with a grand 'sprung' ballroom, waterfront access, a castle-like facade and a whole lot of history under one roof has been listed in...

Thu 18 Apr 2019

LOOK: How Anzac Day was celebrated in Warwick 100 years ago

premium_icon LOOK: How Anzac Day was celebrated in Warwick 100 years ago

INCREDIBLE historic pictures have surfaced to reveal a Warwick tradition that has lasted more than a century.

Wed 17 Apr 2019

23 MINUTES: Agonising search for fire after alarm

23 MINUTES: Agonising search for fire after alarm

Staff at Notre Dame Cathedral took 23 minutes to find the raging inferno that destroyed the iconic landmark, it has emerged.

Tue 16 Apr 2019

First look inside devastated Notre Dame

First look inside devastated Notre Dame

As the smoke continues to circle around Notre Dame Cathedral, the first images of the devastation inside the building have been shared.

EPIC BATTLE: Firefighters save iconic Notre Dame towers

EPIC BATTLE: Firefighters save iconic Notre Dame towers

Parisian firefighters have fought and won an almighty battle to preserve iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral, after it was engulfed in a catastrophic fire.

Settler who started Warwick Show lives on in family's memory

premium_icon Settler who started Warwick Show lives on in family's memory

BRITISH pioneer William Spreadborough has left a legacy in Warwick that more that dozens of his descendants gathered to celebrate.

How did Notre Dame fire start?

How did Notre Dame fire start?

As French firefighters battle to save what remains of the historic Notre Dame Cathedral, questions are being asked about the cause of the inferno.

Notre Dame fire: World reaction

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May have led the world reaction to the fire gutting the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Sun 14 Apr 2019

Eerie ghost towns in Aussie outback

Eerie ghost towns in Aussie outback

Just a few traces remains of the hidden Aussie towns that went from affluent to abandoned after they were left to waste away in the outback.

Sat 6 Apr 2019

Techy twins toast 100 years from opposite sides of the world

premium_icon Techy twins toast 100 years from opposite sides of the world

A PAIR of tech-savvy twin sisters have celebrated their 100th birthday together over skype, proving you're never to old to master new technology.

Sat 23 Mar 2019

Is removing your tattoo deleting your history?

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MANY people are opting to have their tattoos removed. But are they losing an important part of themselves?

Mon 18 Mar 2019

POLTERGEIST: Gin and ghosts fuel history fightback

premium_icon POLTERGEIST: Gin and ghosts fuel history fightback

GIN and ghosts are helping a former Queensland family help fight to save one of Tasmania’s historic heritage properties.

Tue 12 Mar 2019

TIME CAPSULE: Treasure trove of history 4ft under in Allora

premium_icon TIME CAPSULE: Treasure trove of history 4ft under in Allora

EVERY week, Perry Cronin steps over a cassette recording of himself as a 14-year-old boy. Now he's 63 and about to find out what he said decades ago.

Fri 8 Mar 2019

PRESERVED: Why this 100-year-old hall needs a $315K facelift

premium_icon PRESERVED: Why this 100-year-old hall needs a $315K facelift

FOR the past 112 years the Allora Old Shire Hall stood tall in Forde St and thanks to a $315,000 renovation it will last another 100 years.

Tue 19 Feb 2019

What it was like to live through 1946’s record flood

premium_icon What it was like to live through 1946’s record flood

At “nearly 92 years old” Owen Alloway recalls how he was forced to become a “great swimmer” I became a great swimmer because I swam that Burdekin

Sun 17 Feb 2019

Queen’s gruesome, botched death

Queen’s gruesome, botched death

She is one of the most famous Queens in history, but the story of the demise of Mary Queen of Scots is more horrendous than you think.

Thu 14 Feb 2019

Gruesome history of Valentine’s Day

Gruesome history of Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, romance reigns supreme. But how did a martyr’s decapitation and festival of bloodshed become a global celebration of love?

Tue 5 Feb 2019

Heritage lovers announce 'self-help' plan to boost tourism

premium_icon Heritage lovers announce 'self-help' plan to boost tourism

STRUGGLING tourism operators take matters into their own hands by banding together to give Warwick a new brand.

Fri 1 Feb 2019

A LOOK BACK: How one woman survived an open-sea ordeal

premium_icon A LOOK BACK: How one woman survived an open-sea ordeal

It would be unbelievable if it weren't for her shining smile.

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