History

Wed 24 Jun 2020

Behind the scenes of historic hotel renovations

premium_icon Behind the scenes of historic hotel renovations

Carved metre-high wooden lions will sit atop posts at the top of the Royal Hotel’s famed double staircase.

Council art on show at Gatakers Artspace

premium_icon Council art on show at Gatakers Artspace

Artworks from the Fraser Coast Regional Council collection are now showing at Gatakers Artspace.

Clochemerle, dunnies, toilets and all that …

premium_icon Clochemerle, dunnies, toilets and all that …

They’re funny things toilets, aren’t they? More funny peculiar than funny Ha! Ha!; in a way though, they define civilisation.

Tue 23 Jun 2020

‘Astonishing discovery’ at Stonehenge

‘Astonishing discovery’ at Stonehenge

Archaeologists have made a gobsmacking discovery around the mysterious Stonehenge site that dates back thousands of years.

Sat 20 Jun 2020

Photos capture moments in Qld history sure to offend

premium_icon Photos capture moments in Qld history sure to offend

Miss Australia atop a humpback whale carcass, women chained to a Brisbane bar, Joh Bjelke-Petersen carried by indigenous locals – SEE THE PHOTO GALLERY

Thu 18 Jun 2020

Gigantic predatory dinosaurs once roamed Toowoomba, Ipswich

premium_icon Gigantic predatory dinosaurs once roamed Toowoomba, Ipswich

GIGANTIC predatory dinosaurs once roamed the lands that now are home to Toowoomba, Oakey and Ipswich, new research has revealed.

Wed 17 Jun 2020

Pineapples a sign of prestige

premium_icon Pineapples a sign of prestige

I don’t much like pineapple as a food and I wonder why there are pineapples on shirts, art, jewellery and ornaments.

Fri 12 Jun 2020

Scomo ‘terribly misinformed’ on dark history of NQ

premium_icon Scomo ‘terribly misinformed’ on dark history of NQ

Morrison’s claim there was no slavery in Australia’s history is a “slight” to the South Sea islanders and Melanesians that built the North Qld’s sugar industry.

Check out the car-sized crocs that roamed Earth

Check out the car-sized crocs that roamed Earth

Crocodiles are some of the oldest animals on the Earth, and scientists have discovered one of their early ancestors was even closer to a dinosaur.

Wed 10 Jun 2020

Our first immigrant ship, the Ariadne

premium_icon Our first immigrant ship, the Ariadne

Words from Skye Boat Song started me thinking about how people in Australia came from somewhere else, from overseas, as we say.

The Southern Downs murderer that made Queensland history

premium_icon The Southern Downs murderer that made Queensland history

The vindicative killer who sent ripples through a small town and made his way into true crime history.

The craze that lured young women to ruin

premium_icon The craze that lured young women to ruin

As the opium boom transformed Victoria’s colonial goldfields into a ramshackle maze of smoke-filled dens, hatred began to grow for the foreign drug

Wed 3 Jun 2020

HISTORY: What year was this photo taken in Maryborough?

premium_icon HISTORY: What year was this photo taken in Maryborough?

The photo shows Maryborough looking out over the Mary River

Bopple, Baupal, Bauple?

premium_icon Bopple, Baupal, Bauple?

We’d occasionally get a treat which we knew as a Queensland nut. I was amazed to learn a few years later they came from Hawaii.

City hall was funded by fruit

premium_icon City hall was funded by fruit

Maryborough City Hall was funded from the fruits of one man’s labour.

Wed 20 May 2020

Discover history of our chapel

premium_icon Discover history of our chapel

Apart from the forest of monuments and headstones, when you arrive at the M’boro Cemetery, your eyes will be drawn to the Mortuary Chapel.

Proof 2.5m kangaroo roamed Australia

Proof 2.5m kangaroo roamed Australia

A 2.5m tall kangaroo weighing almost 300kg and a 7m crocodile have been discovered along with 16 other massive Australian animals.

M’boro Fire Brigade stories unravelled

premium_icon M’boro Fire Brigade stories unravelled

Trevor McTernan’s call for historical information on the M’boro Fire Brigade has netted fascinating stories; more is welcome.

Tue 19 May 2020

Lisa Wilkinson’s surprising family secret

Lisa Wilkinson’s surprising family secret

Lisa Wilkinson says an eye-opening journey into her family history has strengthened her admiration for the women before her.

Bay's grand evolution to city status

premium_icon Bay's grand evolution to city status

Sugar was exported at Urangan before there was a port at Bundaberg

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