History

Fri 7 Sep 2018

An iconic part of Grafton's history turns 125

premium_icon An iconic part of Grafton's history turns 125

One of Grafton's oldest buildings has an intriguing history. Go behind the ornate 1800s doors and bullet-ridden walls in The Daily Examiner's exclusive tour

Wed 5 Sep 2018

The ‘salami effect’ killing our heritage

premium_icon The ‘salami effect’ killing our heritage

THE demise of an iconic hotel not only brought back memories of the dark days of the Bjelke-Petersen regime, but highlighted a modern-day town planning flaw.

Tue 4 Sep 2018

Rich nugget of region's history found in Range home

premium_icon Rich nugget of region's history found in Range home

The hidden treasure was discovered gathering dust in a cupboard.

Mon 3 Sep 2018

MP who became a psycho killer

premium_icon MP who became a psycho killer

HE was for a while one of the nation’s most promising politicians but Thomas Ley’s fall would end with him convicted of murder and sentenced to hang.

Mon 27 Aug 2018

Titanic replica has owner and auctioneer puzzled

premium_icon Titanic replica has owner and auctioneer puzzled

A MYSTERIOUS Titanic replica has found itself in the Bundaberg Auction Centre, leaving the owner and auctioneers scratching their heads.

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Twisted secret inside KFC building

Twisted secret inside KFC building

WHEN officials entered this abandoned KFC restaurant in America, they were finger-lickin surprised at what they discovered.

Wed 22 Aug 2018

ACQUIRING TASTES: Simple staples had mouths watering in past

ACQUIRING TASTES: Simple staples had mouths watering in past

AN EXOTIC array of fancy fruits are grown in Bundaberg these days but there was a time when the most humble of crops got foodies going in Bundaberg.

Mon 13 Aug 2018

New memorial a stark reminder for war hero Harry Smith

New memorial a stark reminder for war hero Harry Smith

AUGUST 18 is a date in Lieutenant Colonel Harry Smith's life that he can't turn his back on, but neither will he celebrate it.

Thu 9 Aug 2018

Photographer weighs up story in old scales

premium_icon Photographer weighs up story in old scales

'The fact that they were old and not digital was what attracted me to them'

Teeth of prehistoric mega-shark found at beach

Teeth of prehistoric mega-shark found at beach

Teacher finds rare fossilised teeth from 25 million-year-old prehistoric mega-shark at the beach.

Wed 8 Aug 2018

'Retro, funky' items for sale in historic motel's final days

premium_icon 'Retro, funky' items for sale in historic motel's final days

AN HISTORIC Coast motel is in its final days before being demolished next week for townhouses.

Sun 5 Aug 2018

Remember when phones looked like this?

Remember when phones looked like this?

YES, we know, you can’t exist without taking your phone everywhere. So imagine a time when it was stuck to the wall. Here’s what life was like before smartphones...

Sat 4 Aug 2018

How my dad dodged Titanic death

premium_icon How my dad dodged Titanic death

104-year-old Linda Paddon’s early life reads like an adventure novel, with torpedoed ships, WWI bombing raids and even a link to the ill-fated Titanic.

Fri 3 Aug 2018

Shock reason why Play-Doh was invented

Shock reason why Play-Doh was invented

PLAY-DOH was first manufactured in the 1930s as a wallpaper cleaner before being rebranded into a children’s toy.

Wed 1 Aug 2018

Long trip from Mount Morgan to Mackay back in the 1910s

premium_icon Long trip from Mount Morgan to Mackay back in the 1910s

The group took 1.5 hours to reach Rockhampton from Mt Morgan .... It was a long trip from there to Mackay.

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.

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?

Wed 25 Jul 2018

Bundy used to be centre of migrant settlement

Bundy used to be centre of migrant settlement

IT'S unlikely Bundaberg will be a centre of migration soon but that wasn't always the case.

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