History

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 1 Feb 2019

A LOOK BACK: How one woman survived an open-sea ordeal

premium_icon A LOOK BACK: How one woman survived an open-sea ordeal

It would be unbelievable if it weren't for her shining smile.

Wed 23 Jan 2019

Which prime ministers visited Bundy in the last 100 years

premium_icon Which prime ministers visited Bundy in the last 100 years

AFTER leader of the Opposition and aspiring prime minister Bill Shorten visited Bundaberg this week, the NewsMail examined the times past PMs have visited.

Mon 14 Jan 2019

Mystery lingers decades after Bundaberg woman went missing

premium_icon Mystery lingers decades after Bundaberg woman went missing

A DECADES old mystery involving a young, well-known Bundaberg woman has never been solved.

Sat 22 Dec 2018

A dance starts lasting love affair

premium_icon A dance starts lasting love affair

Mackay pair celebrate 64 years of matrimony and share their thoughts about how to make love last.

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Photos of Bundy homes in 60s, 70s surface

premium_icon Photos of Bundy homes in 60s, 70s surface

THE amazing photographic collection of a Queensland husband and wife has gone online - and you're being asked to help write the captions.

Sun 9 Dec 2018

The brutal beheading of Cicero

The brutal beheading of Cicero

On this day more than 2000 years ago, one of the most powerful men in the world was brutally beheaded in a macabre public display.

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.

Fri 23 Nov 2018

The mysterious tribes clinging to their ancient ways

The mysterious tribes clinging to their ancient ways

For thousands of years, these tribes have lived bountiful lives on their remote islands and highland valleys. But genocide has decimated their numbers.

Thu 22 Nov 2018

Killarney tornado helped start something Queenslanders need

premium_icon Killarney tornado helped start something Queenslanders need

WITH their tiny town in tatters, Killarney people told the government something needed to be done. The SES formed seven years later.

Brave act in storm sparked romance between Killarney lovers

premium_icon Brave act in storm sparked romance between Killarney lovers

'MY FIRST instinct was to shield her': Sparks flew between two lovers in the terrifying minutes when Killarney tornado hit.

Tue 20 Nov 2018

Looking back on a CBD moving into the future

premium_icon Looking back on a CBD moving into the future

IMAGINE if a city's streets could talk. What stories would they tell of the history of a place?

Wed 14 Nov 2018

Ancient computer uproar

Ancient computer uproar

THE world’s first computer — the 2200-year-old Antikythera Mechanism — holds such fascination that when someone cries ‘wolf’, everybody sits up and listens.

Sun 11 Nov 2018

Warbirds fly high on Remembrance Day in Warwick

premium_icon Warbirds fly high on Remembrance Day in Warwick

AERO Modellers day attracts three warbirds from Caboolture for successful open day.

Sat 10 Nov 2018

Call to value our heritage

Call to value our heritage

We are tearing down our history to make room for bigger buildings that make our suburbs all look the same

Wed 7 Nov 2018

Mysterious rocks found in canefield

premium_icon Mysterious rocks found in canefield

STONES inscripted with Phoenician carvings which are believed to herald the coming of a deity have been dug up on a Far Northern cane farm.

Sun 4 Nov 2018

Bundaberg's history: 10 things you might have forgotten

premium_icon Bundaberg's history: 10 things you might have forgotten

WE'VE taken a look back at Bundaberg's past events as reported through our history. Bunyips, UFOs and four-legged school lunch bandits all made the news.

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Histories of Coffs Coast pubs retold

premium_icon Histories of Coffs Coast pubs retold

REVEALED: The grand history of the Coffs Coast's pubs and hotels over the years has been brought into the spotlight in this interactive map.

My mate Don Tallon: Back in a time when cricket was cricket

premium_icon My mate Don Tallon: Back in a time when cricket was cricket

MEMORIES came flooding back for Bob De Gunst when he saw a photo of cricket great Don Tallon in Monday's NewsMail.

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Seven-figure punter drops historic Winx bet

Seven-figure punter drops historic Winx bet

A PUNTER who has placed over seven figures on Winx through the mare’s career broke his own eye-watering record on Saturday.

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