History

Thu 25 Jan 2018

New letter may show three escaped Alcatraz... and survived

New letter may show three escaped Alcatraz... and survived

THEY escaped from Alcatraz in 1962 but believed to have died in the attempt. Now, a letter from one of the men says they survived.

Fri 8 Dec 2017

Tony Abbott’s cowardly act

Tony Abbott’s cowardly act

TONY Abbott spent most of yesterday arguing about the same-sex marriage bill. But at the moment of truth, he became a coward.

Fri 17 Nov 2017

Historic home up for auction in Grafton

Historic home up for auction in Grafton

Want the chance to own a piece of Grafton's history?

Sat 11 Nov 2017

Best pubs in Queensland: Hotel honours its tragic past

Best pubs in Queensland: Hotel honours its tragic past

Incident which gave Mackay pub its name is darker than the cheery atmosphere which permeates the pub - and this story is no myth.

Sat 14 Oct 2017

The Valley schools that didn't make their big anniversary

The Valley schools that didn't make their big anniversary

The Clarence Valley was one full of hundreds of schools, but now many of them have closed down.

Thu 5 Oct 2017

The WW1 frontlines hero who refused to lift a gun

The WW1 frontlines hero who refused to lift a gun

MALENY digger Tom Lillingstone never took a life, but his life was taken from him 100 years ago today.

Wed 13 Sep 2017

A treasure trove of historical newspaper clippings

A treasure trove of historical newspaper clippings

WHEN Leanne Albert and her sister cleaned out their mother's house after she moved to a nursing home, she stumbled across a treasure trove.

Sun 10 Sep 2017

Recreation areas enhance Coast's natural wonders

Recreation areas enhance Coast's natural wonders

WITH the change of seasons, thoughts turn to getting outside to enjoy the wonderful environment in this beautiful region we call the Sunshine Coast.

Mon 14 Aug 2017

Stunning, heritage-listed Coast home going under the hammer

Stunning, heritage-listed Coast home going under the hammer

THIS stunning, heritage-listed home needs to be seen to be believed - and it could be yours.

Tue 18 Jul 2017

Historic OddFellows Hall in Grafton up for auction

Historic OddFellows Hall in Grafton up for auction

A house, units or commercial property? The next chapter in this hall's long history could be up to you.

Mon 17 Jul 2017

'Incredible coincidence' in twist to 66-year Mackay mystery

'Incredible coincidence' in twist to 66-year Mackay mystery

She was driving from through Mackay on Saturday, took a look at the local newspaper and spotted a photograph she had seen seen before.

Vandalism leaves local history group 'speechless'

Vandalism leaves local history group 'speechless'

After 18 months of work, the act of vandals has taken away the Iluka History Group's newly installed plaque for the HMAS Waree

Fri 30 Jun 2017

Wartime tug wreck saluted

Wartime tug wreck saluted

A PIECE of Iluka's Second World War history has been commemorated with a new plaque on Iluka's northern breakwall

Sat 3 Jun 2017

Student returns to her old school as excited new teacher

Student returns to her old school as excited new teacher

She loved her primary school so much, she studied to be a teacher and returned to teach Prep/Year 1.

Thu 1 Jun 2017

125th Anniversary: A hall with a history

125th Anniversary: A hall with a history

KARLA Hubbard fell in love with the characters when she pieced together Lawrence Hall's history to help celebrate 125 years.

Fri 12 May 2017

VIDEO: Historic plane flies into Grafton

VIDEO: Historic plane flies into Grafton

REPLICA First World War plane makes a detour to Grafton on its way back from the Illawarra Air Show

Thu 4 May 2017

Rare 17th-century map of Australia adjusts history

Rare 17th-century map of Australia adjusts history

AN " extremely" RARE map of Australia that survived for more than 350 years is reshaping what we understand about early European exploration of our continent.

Tue 2 May 2017

REVEALED: The truth behind Old Woman Island

REVEALED: The truth behind Old Woman Island

STUNNING photographs taken by a drone have shown what is on one of the Sunshine Coast's most mysterious and iconic landmarks Old Woman Island.

Mon 1 May 2017

Massacre 70 years ago teaches us plenty about Labour Day

Massacre 70 years ago teaches us plenty about Labour Day

Workers should never forget the sacrifices of the past to win rights

Sat 1 Apr 2017

Grafton Men's Shed: legends in their own lunch room

Grafton Men's Shed: legends in their own lunch room

After more than eight months painting Winegrove artist Linda Westmoreland has immortalised the 49 members of the Grafton Men's Shed in their lunchroom.

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