History

Tue 9 Apr 2019

Trips down memory lane to give Toowoomba site character

Trips down memory lane to give Toowoomba site character

AS THE Toowoomba Council looks to re-imagine a Margaret Street site it is also keen to acknowledge its past.

Sat 6 Apr 2019

Don ready to hit the road again with Cobb & Co

Don ready to hit the road again with Cobb & Co

DON Ross will retrace the 76km route of Cobb & Co Mail Service No. 177 to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the last coach run.

Thu 14 Feb 2019

Gruesome history of Valentine’s Day

Gruesome history of Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, romance reigns supreme. But how did a martyr’s decapitation and festival of bloodshed become a global celebration of love?

Fri 7 Dec 2018

Woodford dust to be history

Woodford dust to be history

Woodford Folk Festival fans will soon be able to experience the event’s magic minus the dust with big changes to the iconic site.

Tue 20 Nov 2018

A new heartbeat after 50 years

A new heartbeat after 50 years

WHEN Geoff Bert first saw the old Fordson tractor, he was filled with ambition to restore the 1919 machine to its original working condition.

Tue 31 Jul 2018

Social media 'miracle' ends in teary reunion for 78-year-old

Social media 'miracle' ends in teary reunion for 78-year-old

VIRAL search for a mysterious couple captured in a portrait reached all the way up to north Queensland to come to an incredible conclusion.

Thu 28 Jun 2018

Artist calls on war heritage to honour Armistice

Artist calls on war heritage to honour Armistice

ARTIST Peter Skinner, whose father fought on the Western Front and his uncle at Gallipoli, created murals for the Erina Men's Shed Armistice Centenary Garden.

Wed 27 Jun 2018

First-ever lighthouse shining through history since 1800s

First-ever lighthouse shining through history since 1800s

THE first coastal lighthouse in Queensland, the Bustard Head Lighthouse at 1770, began operation on June 26, 1868 – 150 years ago.

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.

Wed 25 Apr 2018

These are the faces of our everyday WWII heroes

These are the faces of our everyday WWII heroes

These are just some of the photos captured for the war memorial archives WWII veteran faces - of our everyday heroes, men and women who fought for freedom.

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 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.

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