History

Thu 22 Nov 2018

Brave act in storm sparked romance between Killarney lovers

premium_icon Brave act in storm sparked romance between Killarney lovers

'MY FIRST instinct was to shield her': Sparks flew between two lovers in the terrifying minutes when Killarney tornado hit.

Wed 14 Nov 2018

Ancient computer uproar

Ancient computer uproar

THE world’s first computer — the 2200-year-old Antikythera Mechanism — holds such fascination that when someone cries ‘wolf’, everybody sits up and listens.

Sun 11 Nov 2018

Warbirds fly high on Remembrance Day in Warwick

premium_icon Warbirds fly high on Remembrance Day in Warwick

AERO Modellers day attracts three warbirds from Caboolture for successful open day.

Sat 10 Nov 2018

Call to value our heritage

Call to value our heritage

We are tearing down our history to make room for bigger buildings that make our suburbs all look the same

Wed 7 Nov 2018

Mysterious rocks found in canefield

premium_icon Mysterious rocks found in canefield

STONES inscripted with Phoenician carvings which are believed to herald the coming of a deity have been dug up on a Far Northern cane farm.

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Histories of Coffs Coast pubs retold

premium_icon Histories of Coffs Coast pubs retold

REVEALED: The grand history of the Coffs Coast's pubs and hotels over the years has been brought into the spotlight in this interactive map.

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Seven-figure punter drops historic Winx bet

Seven-figure punter drops historic Winx bet

A PUNTER who has placed over seven figures on Winx through the mare’s career broke his own eye-watering record on Saturday.

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Sporting club celebrates huge milestone

premium_icon Sporting club celebrates huge milestone

How historic community group reinvented itself

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.

There were five bombs, but only two exploded

premium_icon There were five bombs, but only two exploded

FLASHBACK: The night explosions ripped through popular Rocky club, with near-fatal consequences

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

THE STORY OF BEN GERDSEN: How rural Australia helped heal Nazi war wounds

premium_icon THE STORY OF BEN GERDSEN: How rural Australia helped heal Nazi...

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'

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