History

Mon 30 Jul 2018

Can you solve this Year 8 exam from 1912?

Can you solve this Year 8 exam from 1912?

FORGET using a calculator or jumping on the internet. This exam from 106 years ago may have you baffled — so how many questions can you get right?

Sat 28 Jul 2018

Jesus’ women wiped from history

Jesus’ women wiped from history

THE “greatest story ever told” had a few pivotal figures whose significance have been all but wiped from the record, for one reason.

Fri 27 Jul 2018

Whatever happened to Big John Zupp?

premium_icon Whatever happened to Big John Zupp?

IF you don’t remember him you’ll remember his ads. “Big John” Zupp, the man who would trade in “any old iron”, was once a household name. So where is he now?

Tue 24 Jul 2018

Human remains found on property are 'significant'

premium_icon Human remains found on property are 'significant'

HUMAN remains found on a Brookstead property have been dated back to before the region's European settlement.

Mystery ‘mummy juice’ identified

Mystery ‘mummy juice’ identified

A POOL of murky, red liquid found around three mummies in an Egyptian sarcophagus has been analysed by scientists.

Sun 22 Jul 2018

Weird fact about the Aussie map

Weird fact about the Aussie map

A DIVIDING line at the heart of Australia has its roots in an old world order, and was signed off by the pope in 1494.

Wed 11 Jul 2018

This historic Ipswich hill needs a name

premium_icon This historic Ipswich hill needs a name

Only true Ipswich locals know the hill this man is campaigning to have properly recognised.

Sun 8 Jul 2018

Biggest myth about Aussie history

Biggest myth about Aussie history

A HISTORIAN has painted a completely different version of Australia’s history - and it is causing huge shockwaves.

Sat 30 Jun 2018

He died in Gladstone but his life will be remembered on film

He died in Gladstone but his life will be remembered on film

Ashton's Circus founder, James Ashton is buried in Gladstone Cemetery

Thu 21 Jun 2018

It's been 90 years since Smithy's historic flight

It's been 90 years since Smithy's historic flight

THE anniversary of an historically significant event involving Ballina passed by quietly last week.

Thu 14 Jun 2018

Toowoomba's Indiana Jones digs up a confronting past

Toowoomba's Indiana Jones digs up a confronting past

HE HAS has helicoptered into remote destinations, lived for months with traditional native societies and held rock art dating back up to 28,000 years.

Sat 19 May 2018

Concept to promote city's link to world-famous nanny

premium_icon Concept to promote city's link to world-famous nanny

P.L, Travers the author of Mary Poppins grew up in Ipswich in the early 1900s.

Tue 1 May 2018

Murder and mayhem: The dark past of Mackay's forgotten jail

premium_icon Murder and mayhem: The dark past of Mackay's forgotten jail

Quiet suburban neighbour was once the stomping ground of killers

Sun 29 Apr 2018

How brutal motel killing of trans woman changed history

How brutal motel killing of trans woman changed history

JENNIFER was found semi-naked in the toilet of a seedy motel with strangulation marks on her neck, but a conviction was far from a given.

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Rare chance to grab historic home

Rare chance to grab historic home

Aberfeldy is a home with a long history, and won't last long with offers already flooding in

Fri 6 Apr 2018

LIFE SAVERS: Were Warwick ambos the first outside Brisbane?

LIFE SAVERS: Were Warwick ambos the first outside Brisbane?

ITS legacy stretches back more than a century and holds a special place in Queensland history.

Tue 27 Mar 2018

Monsters of March: 12 times autumn cyclones hit Australia

Monsters of March: 12 times autumn cyclones hit Australia

IN the past 20 years 12 cyclones have crossed the Australian coastline during the month of March.

Tue 20 Feb 2018

Roadshow host stirs fascination in treasured items

Roadshow host stirs fascination in treasured items

Antiques Roadshow presenter Paul Atterbury visits Peregian Springs Golf Club to value local antiques.

Wed 14 Feb 2018

FLASHBACK: 1940s heatwave killed 50K chickens, 80 people

FLASHBACK: 1940s heatwave killed 50K chickens, 80 people

‘Men were seen in half-sleeve shirts and open necks (no ties) and women wore shorts’

Sun 11 Feb 2018

Awkward question Australians must ask

Awkward question Australians must ask

AUSTRALIANS cried and cheered at this seminal moment in the country’s history. But many are questioning if the unprecedented move had any lasting effects.

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