History

Sun 22 Apr 2018

We'll never forget those who served bravely

We'll never forget those who served bravely

Many towns began fundraising to create local memorials, which were seen as an important way for communities to pull together as the reality of war sank in.

Wed 18 Apr 2018

Lost stories of Warwick war heroes finally told

Lost stories of Warwick war heroes finally told

FIRST enlistment of Aboriginal soldiers from Maryvale and famous Warwick soldiers, there's so much to learn about the 2000 Warwick soldiers in WWI.

Tue 17 Apr 2018

Wounded nurse's show of bravery

Wounded nurse's show of bravery

THE military nurse was severely wounded by shell fire but bravely continued her duties until she collapsed hours later.

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’

Wed 7 Feb 2018

Why we can't let their stories die with them

Why we can't let their stories die with them

This revelation along with troubling new statistics which show ageism is a growing social failing, inspired the Chronicle's new section The Story Of ...

Thu 25 Jan 2018

New letter may show three escaped Alcatraz... and survived

New letter may show three escaped Alcatraz... and survived

THEY escaped from Alcatraz in 1962 but believed to have died in the attempt. Now, a letter from one of the men says they survived.

Wed 24 Jan 2018

Mermaids resurface one last time to farewell iconic venue

Mermaids resurface one last time to farewell iconic venue

FOUR of the many mermaids that swam the waters of Manly’s Oceanarium have surfaced to talk about their time in the tank as part of the farewell to the venue.

Sun 21 Jan 2018

Humble beginnings for Sunshine Coast schools

Humble beginnings for Sunshine Coast schools

In 1875 the Queensland Government decided to provide free compulsory education to all children aged from six to 12.

Fri 12 Jan 2018

Mary's not slowing down despite massive milestone

Mary's not slowing down despite massive milestone

YOU COULD forgive 'Muddy' Mary Murray for knocking back a few Bloody Mary's today after a long week of partying.

Thu 21 Dec 2017

Jack Brabham’s 1967 race car goes on public display

Jack Brabham’s 1967 race car goes on public display

LEGENDARY race car driver Jack Brabham's green 1967 V8 Repco-Brabham prototype has gone on public display for the first time.

Fri 27 Oct 2017

Discover Australian battlefield history on unique tours

Discover Australian battlefield history on unique tours

DELVE into Australia's fascinating war history with the help of passionate battlefield tour guides who want to share their knowledge in a unique way.

Mon 23 Oct 2017

What’s inside the secret JFK assassination files?

What’s inside the secret JFK assassination files?

DONALD Trump is poised to release documents thought to contain detail on what the CIA knew about Lee Harvey Oswald before he murdered Kennedy.

Thu 5 Oct 2017

The WW1 frontlines hero who refused to lift a gun

The WW1 frontlines hero who refused to lift a gun

MALENY digger Tom Lillingstone never took a life, but his life was taken from him 100 years ago today.

Thu 28 Sep 2017

Coast's most impressive, historic buildings to be opened to public

Coast's most impressive, historic buildings to be opened to...

BUILDINGS define who we are. They provide a distinct sense of place.

Wed 6 Sep 2017

Remembering the fallen in the Battle for Australia

Remembering the fallen in the Battle for Australia

AUSTRALIA is asked to stand proud today in respect of the Battle for Australia which was fought during World War II.

Wed 2 Aug 2017

Flashback to dark days of coal crisis

Flashback to dark days of coal crisis

AUSTRALIA'S coal miners were striking and Prime Minister Ben Chifley was threatening to send soldiers into the mines to re-start production in 1949.

Tue 1 Aug 2017

The times were a-changing

The times were a-changing

FROM the music we love to the food we eat, it's been an interesting 50 years.

Mon 17 Jul 2017

'Incredible coincidence' in twist to 66-year Mackay mystery

'Incredible coincidence' in twist to 66-year Mackay mystery

She was driving from through Mackay on Saturday, took a look at the local newspaper and spotted a photograph she had seen seen before.

Vandalism leaves local history group 'speechless'

Vandalism leaves local history group 'speechless'

After 18 months of work, the act of vandals has taken away the Iluka History Group's newly installed plaque for the HMAS Waree

Thu 18 May 2017

Blood, sweat and tears go into reopening of Rabbit Works

Blood, sweat and tears go into reopening of Rabbit Works

Old-timer tells of blood, sweat and tears to get the Texas Rabbit Works doors open to the public.

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