History

Sat 13 Oct 2018

How Toowoomba flourished from winery

premium_icon How Toowoomba flourished from winery

BOOZE buses and Sunday sessions sound like modern-day antics, however Toowoomba resident Jim Beh is here to set the record straight.

Mon 8 Oct 2018

1967 inquest: Go-go dancer killed in Bargara photo shoot

premium_icon 1967 inquest: Go-go dancer killed in Bargara photo shoot

WHAT was then a sleepy seaside town was shaken on November 13, 1966, when a teenage girl was shot to death in a flat.

Wed 19 Sep 2018

How rural Australia helped heal Nazi war wounds

premium_icon How rural Australia helped heal Nazi war wounds

World War II was not the time to be growing up in Germany with Jewish blood but it's where the Fraser Coast 90-year-old's remarkable tale begins.

Sat 8 Sep 2018

Historic building founded in 1893 brought back to life

premium_icon Historic building founded in 1893 brought back to life

Trip down memory lane in the church's past. It was closed in 2002 and has been re-opened as a wedding and events venue.

Fri 7 Sep 2018

An iconic part of Grafton's history turns 125

premium_icon An iconic part of Grafton's history turns 125

One of Grafton's oldest buildings has an intriguing history. Go behind the ornate 1800s doors and bullet-ridden walls in The Daily Examiner's exclusive tour

Wed 5 Sep 2018

The ‘salami effect’ killing our heritage

premium_icon The ‘salami effect’ killing our heritage

THE demise of an iconic hotel not only brought back memories of the dark days of the Bjelke-Petersen regime, but highlighted a modern-day town planning flaw.

Tue 4 Sep 2018

Rich nugget of region's history found in Range home

premium_icon Rich nugget of region's history found in Range home

The hidden treasure was discovered gathering dust in a cupboard.

Mon 3 Sep 2018

MP who became a psycho killer

premium_icon MP who became a psycho killer

HE was for a while one of the nation’s most promising politicians but Thomas Ley’s fall would end with him convicted of murder and sentenced to hang.

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Twisted secret inside KFC building

Twisted secret inside KFC building

WHEN officials entered this abandoned KFC restaurant in America, they were finger-lickin surprised at what they discovered.

Mon 13 Aug 2018

New memorial a stark reminder for war hero Harry Smith

New memorial a stark reminder for war hero Harry Smith

AUGUST 18 is a date in Lieutenant Colonel Harry Smith's life that he can't turn his back on, but neither will he celebrate it.

Thu 9 Aug 2018

Photographer weighs up story in old scales

premium_icon Photographer weighs up story in old scales

'The fact that they were old and not digital was what attracted me to them'

Teeth of prehistoric mega-shark found at beach

Teeth of prehistoric mega-shark found at beach

Teacher finds rare fossilised teeth from 25 million-year-old prehistoric mega-shark at the beach.

Wed 8 Aug 2018

'Retro, funky' items for sale in historic motel's final days

premium_icon 'Retro, funky' items for sale in historic motel's final days

AN HISTORIC Coast motel is in its final days before being demolished next week for townhouses.

Mon 6 Aug 2018

40 PHOTOS: Ipswich Jets v Sunshine Coast Falcons

premium_icon 40 PHOTOS: Ipswich Jets v Sunshine Coast Falcons

All the action in high definition from the Ipswich Jets' 32-28 win over the Sunshine Coast Falcons in the Intrust Super Cup's Round 21 fixture at North Ipswich.

Memorial erected at One Mile Hotel site

premium_icon Memorial erected at One Mile Hotel site

Work is almost finished at the redevelopment on the corner of Brisbane and Hoopers Sts.

Sun 5 Aug 2018

Remember when phones looked like this?

Remember when phones looked like this?

YES, we know, you can’t exist without taking your phone everywhere. So imagine a time when it was stuck to the wall. Here’s what life was like before smartphones...

Sat 4 Aug 2018

How my dad dodged Titanic death

premium_icon How my dad dodged Titanic death

104-year-old Linda Paddon’s early life reads like an adventure novel, with torpedoed ships, WWI bombing raids and even a link to the ill-fated Titanic.

Fri 3 Aug 2018

Shock reason why Play-Doh was invented

Shock reason why Play-Doh was invented

PLAY-DOH was first manufactured in the 1930s as a wallpaper cleaner before being rebranded into a children’s toy.

Wed 1 Aug 2018

Long trip from Mount Morgan to Mackay back in the 1910s

premium_icon Long trip from Mount Morgan to Mackay back in the 1910s

The group took 1.5 hours to reach Rockhampton from Mt Morgan .... It was a long trip from there to Mackay.

Tue 31 Jul 2018

Social media 'miracle' ends in teary reunion for 78-year-old

Social media 'miracle' ends in teary reunion for 78-year-old

VIRAL search for a mysterious couple captured in a portrait reached all the way up to north Queensland to come to an incredible conclusion.

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