History

Sun 10 Jun 2018

Susan Island in its heyday

premium_icon Susan Island in its heyday

Susan Island was a cultural hub for Grafton for nearly half of a century, what led to this change?

Sat 26 May 2018

50 YEARS STRONG: Redmen name club's best in history

50 YEARS STRONG: Redmen name club's best in history

GRAFTON Redmen celebrate half-century stand with rugby festival at Hay St, before anniversary celebration.

Tue 1 May 2018

Murder and mayhem: The dark past of Mackay's forgotten jail

premium_icon Murder and mayhem: The dark past of Mackay's forgotten jail

Quiet suburban neighbour was once the stomping ground of killers

Sun 29 Apr 2018

How brutal motel killing of trans woman changed history

How brutal motel killing of trans woman changed history

JENNIFER was found semi-naked in the toilet of a seedy motel with strangulation marks on her neck, but a conviction was far from a given.

Sat 21 Apr 2018

Victa boat motors on display

Victa boat motors on display

A father and son who love collecting and restoring Victa mowers have moved on to boat motors for this year's Grafton Show

Tue 27 Mar 2018

Monsters of March: 12 times autumn cyclones hit Australia

Monsters of March: 12 times autumn cyclones hit Australia

IN the past 20 years 12 cyclones have crossed the Australian coastline during the month of March.

Fri 23 Feb 2018

Redmen legends set out to find team of Golden era

Redmen legends set out to find team of Golden era

Redmen Rugby ready to celebrate club's 50th anniversary in a nod to the past players.

Sun 11 Feb 2018

Awkward question Australians must ask

Awkward question Australians must ask

AUSTRALIANS cried and cheered at this seminal moment in the country’s history. But many are questioning if the unprecedented move had any lasting effects.

Wed 7 Feb 2018

How Bert Hinkler waited 10 years for first epic solo flight

How Bert Hinkler waited 10 years for first epic solo flight

Ninety years ago Bundaberg aviator took off from a London airfield and flew his way in history

Sat 3 Feb 2018

Photos unearth lost mega cities

Photos unearth lost mega cities

MORE than 60,000 structures hidden for centuries underneath the jungle have been found. And it’s all thanks to these photos.

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.

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