News

Bible from the 1800s a true treasure

Jordyn Witt at the Fair Dinkum Tender Centre with a Bible, dated 1883, one of the many items for sale.
Jordyn Witt at the Fair Dinkum Tender Centre with a Bible, dated 1883, one of the many items for sale. Sharyn Oneill

A RARE bible from the 1800s has made its way into Rockhampton's Fair Dinkum Tender Centre.

The 1883 Douay and Rheims Holy Bible was dropped off at the store on Saturday.

Owner Chriss Lenz said an elderly man brought in the historic item, which had been passed down through the generations.

She said he told her he was packing to move when he found the forgotten treasure.

The edition's gold trimmed pages include drawings and maps, as well as a comprehensive dictionary, notes and the history of the books of the Holy Catholic Bible.

The bible has a $500 price tag.

However, a similar bible in perfect condition is fetching nearly $5000 on eBay.

Chriss said it was the oldest object they had ever had in the store.

The tender store is closed but will open again on January 13.

"THE FRANCIS EFFECT"

Pope Francis's humble nature has endeared him to the world and created "the Francis effect", drawing many people to the Catholic church.

Here's five reasons why The Morning Bulletin believes he's one of the coolest, most inspirational people in the world.

1. Archbishop Konrad Krajewski has intimated the Pope joins him on nightly visits to the homeless and poor in Rome.

2. He drives himself around in a secondhand 29-year-old Renault, rather than the bulletproof Popemobile.

3. He has proven he doesn't judge people, going so far as to hug a severely disfigured man, wash the feet of prisoners, women and Muslims, and give personal hugs to 100 wheelchair-bound visitors to Rome.

4. He refuses to live in the Apostolic Palace.

5. He has also worked as a bouncer, cleaner, lab technician and literature teacher.

Topics:  bible, generations, history, rockhampton




Stolen ute owner: 'They're just scum bags'

Police examine a utility found abandoned and burnt out off Elphinstone Road across from Rigalsford Park.    Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

Car theft and fire victim had just lost his job

Indian Preschoolers benefit from local charity event

RIGHT: Some of the children who are provided with simple, safe and sustainable schools in the urban slums of Gujarat India through the non-for-profit Anganwadi Project and supported by Armadillo & Co."

Rocky business raises funds youngsters living in urban Indian slums

Blood donors needed in CQ as winter takes its toll

Sea Fm brekky host Pinky donating blood when CQ donation levels quite low in February this year.

Residents urged to help save someone's family, friend or a stranger

Latest deals and offers


Your Chance to Win

A Holiday to Kingfisher Bay!
Learn More

Zombies to march through Yeppoon main street

The 2016 CQUniversity Village Festival will this year feature its first ever ‘Zombie Shuffle’, a spectacle that will see hundreds of zombie participants stumble down the main street of Yeppoon and Anzac Parade in search of fun and braaains!

Hundreds of zombies to stumble down the main street of Yeppoon

What's on the small screen this week

Keira Maguire and Richie Strahan in a scene from The Bachelor.

SEVEN gears up for the Rio Olympics while The Bachelor continues.

Drowning Pool gig review at Max Watt's

Drowning Pool played Brisbane with A Breach of Silence and She Cries Wolf at the Max Watt's House of Music.

Drowning Pool prove that 'bodies' hit the floor when they play

#SaveMarinaJoyce: How ISIS theory took over youtube channel

One young Youtuber accidentally gave rise to a conspiracy theory

Talking whiskey with Jack Daniel’s master distiller

It all comes down to the distillery

SIXTY MILES AHEAD sign with Eclipse Records, prepare new album 'Insanity'

Sixty Miles Ahead sign with Eclipse. Photo Contributed

Sixty Miles Ahead to release new album on Eclipse

Thy Art Is Murder are killing it

See Thy Art is Murder on their killer tour happening right now. Photo Contributed

We talk with Thy Art is Murder about touring, babies, and new music

Queensland's $1 town goes under the hammer today

The township of Yelarbon is up for sale.

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Iconic Denison St building sold for close to $1M

The Swan Hotel building in Denison St.

ONE of Rockhampton’s most iconic buildings has been sold

Unique Rockhampton bar hits the market

HOT PROPERTY: Cuban themed bar Chango Chango is up for sale.

Popular Rocky bar hits the market.

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd