History

Thu 31 Dec 2020

LOOKING BACK: Bundaberg’s landmarks through time

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Take a look back on some of Bundy’s most well known buildings and structures in the past.

Tue 22 Dec 2020

Flashback: The cure-all hair tonic made with borax

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Endorsed by princesses, the product promised long, wavy locks and a stop to dandruff, greys and hair loss

Mon 14 Dec 2020

Rainforest nudist retreat in the works for Mackay

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A seasoned naturalist who first stripped off in the golden days says the haven is his ‘life’s work’.

Sun 8 Nov 2020

‘The best place’: What Surfers was like before high-rises

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101-year-old Mary Browning grew up in a Surfers Paradise when it was still bush, wild horses roamed the beach and Jim Cavill was just getting started.

Fri 30 Oct 2020

‘You were young … you thought you were bulletproof’

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BIG READ: One of Queensland’s last WWII vets, a 96-year-old Sarina soldier, will be honoured today in a special ceremony.

Fri 23 Oct 2020

‘Embarrassing’ AFL photo goes viral

‘Embarrassing’ AFL photo goes viral

It sounded like a dumb idea from the start and the end result has confirmed everyone’s worst suspicions about this grand final flop.

Thu 22 Oct 2020

Snake handling a dangerous business for Ram Chandra

Snake handling a dangerous business for Ram Chandra

Playing with snakes was a dangerous business for Ram Chandra, who made it his career.

Wed 7 Oct 2020

Beach shack demolition in millionaire's row put on hold

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DEMOLITION of historic sand miner’s home in Byron Bay has been put on hold.

Tue 29 Sep 2020

Vietnam vet recalls horror of war

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A Queensland digger still hears the sound of gunfire and death as if it was yesterday, almost 50 years on from the most brutal fire fight in South Vietnam.

Fri 25 Sep 2020

Outrage over ‘offensive’ children’s costume

Outrage over ‘offensive’ children’s costume

An Australian retailer has continued to sell an “offensive” costume ahead of Halloween despite calls for it to be pulled from the site.

Thu 24 Sep 2020

Meet one of Mackay’s most influential architects

Meet one of Mackay’s most influential architects

Most of his collection is entered in the local and state heritage registers for the architectural significance

Fri 18 Sep 2020

Bushfire emergency at historic Quarantine Station

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Firefighters were forced to battle a bushfire late Thursday night near Sydney’s historic Quarantine Station on North Head at Manly

Mon 14 Sep 2020

BIG BUNDY TRIVIA: How many of these questions can you solve?

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THINK you know all things Bundy? We've compiled an epic quiz to test your knowledge (don't worry, all the answers are at the bottom).

Thu 3 Sep 2020

Historic statue defaced in Sydney

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The historic Queen Victoria statue which stands outside Sydney CBD’s Queen Victoria Building, has been spray painted with the words “vape don’t rape”.

Sat 29 Aug 2020

Incredible story behind 110-year-old pub

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A major new renovation is just the latest chapter in the amazing 110-year history of a pub that began when one woman had a vision for something big.

Thu 20 Aug 2020

All shook up: Why fan is parting with Elvis treasures

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Erika Kaegi has spent the past 60 years building up a shrine in Cairns to the King of Rock and Roll. Now, she’s putting it all up for sale for a steal.

Sat 15 Aug 2020

Where to find hidden WWII sites of the Far North

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Seventy-five years ago Cairns was a city at war. Tanks and armoured vehicles lumbered on the beaches and commandos trained in the hills.

Tue 11 Aug 2020

The moment Australia arrested a kayaker and declared war

Premium Content The moment Australia arrested a kayaker and declared war

Australia was in WWII from the beginning and within hours had fired its first shot – albeit at its own ship. Read part three of Warren Brown’s gripping series.

Sat 8 Aug 2020

How Hitler played Aussie PM

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Many Australian politicians were slow to see the evil Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, with even the pacifist-leaning PM temporarily sucked in.

Sun 2 Aug 2020

What Gold Coast cops learnt from 1919 pandemic

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The last time Queensland borders were shut to slow the spread of a pandemic, travellers were streaming into the sunshine state by foot and horse and buggy.

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