History

Fri 8 Nov 2019

Nostalgia alert: McDonalds to bring back retro toys

Nostalgia alert: McDonalds to bring back retro toys

The nostalgic toys of our childhood are making a comeback at McDonalds for an anniversary special of the popular, bright red kids meal.

Meter Maids make it in New York

premium_icon Meter Maids make it in New York

The Gold Coast Meter Maids are on show in the Big Apple with a timeless photo of the icons in an exhibition - and we’ve tracked down the subject 14 years on.

Tue 5 Nov 2019

Jockey turned gangster torched the races

premium_icon Jockey turned gangster torched the races

Notorious gangster Squizzy Taylor was one of the many dedicated fans of racing, but after trying a career as a jockey his trackside dealings all turned crooked.

Sun 3 Nov 2019

Pedophile magician who escaped from inlet

premium_icon Pedophile magician who escaped from inlet

A pedophile magician wrapped himself in chains and jumped into Trinity Inlet almost 20 years ago to the day — but unfortunately he did not drown.

Thu 31 Oct 2019

Theft from grave 160 years on angers family

premium_icon 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.

Thu 29 Aug 2019

Author's quest to solve family mystery

premium_icon Author's quest to solve family mystery

AFTER digging into his family's incredible past, this Southern Downs man is asking for help to find the final puzzle pieces.

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.

Fri 2 Aug 2019

Pratten strikes gold with development plans

premium_icon Pratten strikes gold with development plans

RESIDENTS seek to highlight rich history in urban design plan.

Thu 1 Aug 2019

PHOTOS: Lives lost in mine disaster never forgotten

premium_icon PHOTOS: Lives lost in mine disaster never forgotten

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

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Allora man overcomes illness to celebrate town's 150th

premium_icon Allora man overcomes illness to celebrate town's 150th

DESPITE medical conditions forcing him to move away, this man still calls Allora his home.

Wed 17 Jul 2019

Partners clear out historic property at the Pig and Calf

premium_icon Partners clear out historic property at the Pig and Calf

Couple tending to a special piece of Southern Downs history to recreate its original glory.

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.

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