History

Fri 12 Jun 2020

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

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 20 May 2020

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.

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.

Thu 7 May 2020

ON THIS DAY: Drought-breaking rain flows through gutters

premium_icon ON THIS DAY: Drought-breaking rain flows through gutters

The Queensland Times has been covering local news for the past 161 years. Here's what was happening in Ipswich on May 7, 1920.

Mon 4 May 2020

ON THIS DAY: ‘Soul of Anzac’ visits Ipswich

premium_icon ON THIS DAY: ‘Soul of Anzac’ visits Ipswich

The Queensland Times has been covering local news for the past 161 years. Here's what was happening in Ipswich on May 4, 1920.

Wed 29 Apr 2020

Today in History: April 29

Today in History: April 29

Prince William and Kate Middleton married at Westminster Abbey on this day in 2011, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Thu 23 Apr 2020

SURVIVORS’ WARNING: ‘Follow guidelines’

premium_icon SURVIVORS’ WARNING: ‘Follow guidelines’

‘Follow guidelines’: Warwick residents reflect on parallels from past outbreaks in the region.

Tue 21 Apr 2020

ON THIS DAY: 'Cry of fire' at Criterion Hotel

premium_icon ON THIS DAY: 'Cry of fire' at Criterion Hotel

The Queensland times has been covering local news for the past 161 years. Here's what was making headlines on April 21, 1920.

Century-old article holds hope amid crisis

premium_icon Century-old article holds hope amid crisis

A 100-year-old newspaper article details striking similarities to the crisis of today - revealing how history has a way of repeating itself.

Mon 20 Apr 2020

ON THIS DAY: Unknown illness kills traveller

premium_icon ON THIS DAY: Unknown illness kills traveller

The Queensland times has been covering local news for the past 161 years. Here's what was making headlines a century ago.

Wed 8 Apr 2020

Why tonight's 'Super Pink Moon' won't actually be pink

premium_icon Why tonight's 'Super Pink Moon' won't actually be pink

Stargazers will be greeted by a bigger, brighter moon tonight but contrary to the name, it won't be pink. Here's why.

Sat 4 Apr 2020

FLASHBACK: Remembering local sporting superstars

premium_icon FLASHBACK: Remembering local sporting superstars

Reflecting on the past is a terrific way to rekindle fine memories and see what we looked like in years gone by. Check out some of our historic sport legends.

Mon 16 Mar 2020

‘Disgraceful’: Site where Kelly killed three cops vandalised

premium_icon ‘Disgraceful’: Site where Kelly killed three cops vandalised

Descendants of officers shot by Ned Kelly and his gang at Stringybark Creek Reserve near Mansfield are reeling after the site was disturbed.

Tue 25 Feb 2020

Beryl has the last word as our history buff signs off

premium_icon Beryl has the last word as our history buff signs off

After nearly 50 years, historian Beryl Johnston has written her last column for the QT

Mon 17 Feb 2020

‘You’re not taking the Kingswood!’

premium_icon ‘You’re not taking the Kingswood!’

Ted Bullpitt must be spinning in his grave – but it is too late for him to tell the boss of General Motors: “You’re not taking the Kingswood!”

Mon 10 Feb 2020

Remembering the Forgotten Holocaust of February 10

Remembering the Forgotten Holocaust of February 10

Did you know there were two Holocausts: one perpetrated against the Jews by Hitler and his Nazi henchmen and one perpetrated against ethnic Poles by Stalin.

Wed 29 Jan 2020

UNCANNY: Laidley family makes bizarre discovery in new home

premium_icon UNCANNY: Laidley family makes bizarre discovery in new home

After moving into their new place, they got sorting through the mess left behind by the old owners. What they found a year-to-the-date was uncanny.

Sat 25 Jan 2020

First Fleet’s terrifying introduction to Australian climate

First Fleet’s terrifying introduction to Australian climate

FLASHBACK: The women screamed as the huge waves crashed loudly on the wooden deck. Horrified, they watched the foaming torrent wash away their blankets.

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