A fireball erupts as an explosion rocks the New Zealand Loan building in this dramatic photo from January, 1958. The fire destroyed the Quay Street, Rockhampton building. A series of explosions hurled gas cylinders, bricks, iron and burning wood hundreds of metres and sent thousands of onlookers racing to safety. No injuries were reported.
A fireball erupts as an explosion rocks the New Zealand Loan building in this dramatic photo from January, 1958. The fire destroyed the Quay Street, Rockhampton building. A series of explosions hurled gas cylinders, bricks, iron and burning wood hundreds of metres and sent thousands of onlookers racing to safety. No injuries were reported. Contributed

Blast from the Past

OUR 150 Years of News project uncovered a treasure trove of great photos from our past.

While we published hundreds of those images in the Bully and our 150 Years of News book, many more deserve to be shared with our readers.

As a result, we are today launching Blast from the Past to highlight these classic news photos.

We will also be introducing Mysteries from History.

The latter features mystery photos, which we admittedly know little about, but hope you, our readers, can shed some light on the story behind these moments caught in time.

We hope you enjoy these fascinating images throughout 2012.



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