History

Fri 8 Nov 2019

Nostalgia alert: McDonalds to bring back retro toys

Nostalgia alert: McDonalds to bring back retro toys

The nostalgic toys of our childhood are making a comeback at McDonalds for an anniversary special of the popular, bright red kids meal.

Meter Maids make it in New York

premium_icon Meter Maids make it in New York

The Gold Coast Meter Maids are on show in the Big Apple with a timeless photo of the icons in an exhibition - and we’ve tracked down the subject 14 years on.

Tue 5 Nov 2019

Jockey turned gangster torched the races

premium_icon Jockey turned gangster torched the races

Notorious gangster Squizzy Taylor was one of the many dedicated fans of racing, but after trying a career as a jockey his trackside dealings all turned crooked.

Sun 3 Nov 2019

Pedophile magician who escaped from inlet

premium_icon Pedophile magician who escaped from inlet

A pedophile magician wrapped himself in chains and jumped into Trinity Inlet almost 20 years ago to the day — but unfortunately he did not drown.

Thu 31 Oct 2019

Theft from grave 160 years on angers family

premium_icon Theft from grave 160 years on angers family

Police are investigating the mysterious theft from a Tasmanian cemetery of a tombstone belonging to a man who died more than 160 years ago.

Tue 29 Oct 2019

Aussie cons bet on unsuspecting Brits

Aussie cons bet on unsuspecting Brits

As gangland figure Squizzy Taylor made (crime)waves in Melbourne, a host of Aussie conmen preferred to swindle and rob gullible Englishmen at the races.

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Uluru’s significant day in history

Uluru’s significant day in history

The Mutijuli Aboriginal Community was granted freehold title to Ayers Rock and the Uluru National Park in the Northern Territory, on this day in 1985.

Fri 25 Oct 2019

Today in History: October 25

Today in History: October 25

Two men and two women died after a float on a ride at Dreamworld flipped on this day in 2016, forcing the theme park’s closure.

Mon 21 Oct 2019

New clues in Earheart disappearance

New clues in Earheart disappearance

80 years on from her mysterious disappearance, recent finding could finally reveal the fate of famed aviator and pioneer Amelia Earhart.

Mon 7 Oct 2019

The historic Gympie plane landing that went wrong

premium_icon The historic Gympie plane landing that went wrong

Vintage planes fly in to Kybong to commemorate centenary of the first plane landing at the Gympie Showgrounds

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Today in History: September 24

Today in History: September 24

FOR the first time, an experimental vaccine prevents infection with the AIDS virus, a watershed event in the deadly epidemic on this day in 2009.

Why no one wants Trump’s childhood home

Why no one wants Trump’s childhood home

It’s the house that the President of the United States of America grew up in, but for some reason no-one wants to live in Donald Trump’s childhood home.

Wed 11 Sep 2019

What was happening in Gympie 25, 50 and 100 years ago

premium_icon What was happening in Gympie 25, 50 and 100 years ago

Taken from the pages of the Gympie Times by Lenore Tonks

Sun 1 Sep 2019

Tragic women who glowed in the dark

Tragic women who glowed in the dark

It was the job hundreds of young women fought for — but while the work seemed glamorous, there was a dark side that quickly turned deadly.

Sun 25 Aug 2019

‘Critical error’: Captain Cook’s grisly end

‘Critical error’: Captain Cook’s grisly end

Exactly 251 years ago, explorer James Cook set off on a Pacific voyage that changed the world — but a critical error led to his undignified end.

Sat 17 Aug 2019

‘Wild west’: IVF tragedies spark lawsuits

‘Wild west’: IVF tragedies spark lawsuits

A family Christmas DNA test and an incident dubbed the “worst embroyo-related tragedy in history” are highlighting flaws in the $2bn IVF industry.

Thu 1 Aug 2019

PHOTOS: Lives lost in mine disaster never forgotten

premium_icon PHOTOS: Lives lost in mine disaster never forgotten

Those there during the explosion relived the horrific day in Ipswich's history

Fri 19 Jul 2019

150 gather to celebrate Gympie family reunion

premium_icon 150 gather to celebrate Gympie family reunion

Family come from as far away as Singapore to attend family reunion.

Sun 14 Jul 2019

Scandalous life of King’s mistress

Scandalous life of King’s mistress

A mock lesbian wedding, a threesome and a bitten appendage: this is the scandalous life of King Charles II’s favourite mistress.

Thu 11 Jul 2019

Maryborough was tragic ship's final destination

premium_icon Maryborough was tragic ship's final destination

The Eastminister delivered hundreds of immigrants to Maryborough - plus the iconic bells that ring out at St Paul's Anglican Church.

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