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HISTORY: How Steuart St in North Bundy got its name

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Many of us have driven on the North Bundaberg road, but how many know the true...

FLASHBACK: Letter writer‘s scathing attack on Bundy’s houses

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The year was 1965 and one Bundaberg letter writer was not very happy about the...

Haunting tale of the ‘hairy man’ said to dwell in bush caves

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In the bushes near Bundaberg, tales abound of a mysterious “hairy man” whose roars...

WHAT A FIND! The five coolest old things found in Bundy

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From time to time, some really cool things are discovered in the region.

Back to ‘78: Bundy agriculture in global media spotlight

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It was big news in Bundaberg and the wider region when in 1978 a gathering of...

‘94 flashback: Pledge to remove trade barriers by 2020

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It was a story that made the front page in 1994. A produce boom was predicted amid...

The curious story of the Bundy bush hermit who met a king

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THE headlines read “bush hermit’s lifelong adventure over at 78”. But there was...

10 of Bundaberg’s most fascinating history yarns

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BUNDABERG’S history is filled with fascinating tales. Here are just a handful.

That time in ‘94 when Bundy took the cake for complaining

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Bundaberg residents were considered the state’s biggest whingers in 1994, but a...

GALLERY: Looking back at Bourbong St through the years

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A selection of images of Bourbong St from the 1800s to now.

FLASHBACK: The cat nap that led Cointreau to the big smoke

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It was 22 years ago that a cute cat named Cointreau made the front page of the...

Goat made history flying cross country en route to Bundy

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Look back on one of the region's more quirky stories

Former NewsMail journo to hold memoir signing in Bundy

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Elliot Hannay started his career at the NewsMail in 1958 and he's got more than a...

150-year-old beauty looking for new owner

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Sitting right across from the Clarence River is a breathtaking piece of Maclean...

10 years ago today: What was making news in Bundy

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WHAT were the big talking points in the region on October 5, 2010?

FLASHBACK: 50+ photos of Bundaberg in the 1980s

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A pictorial look through a different decade

Bundaberg in the 1980s

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A bumper gallery of photos of Bundy in the '80s.

Why car sales plummeted in Bundaberg in 1986

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Car sales hit a low in the city in the mid-80s

BACK IN TIME: 15 news snippets from 21 years ago

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What was making news in Bundy 21 years ago?

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