History

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.

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.

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