History

Wed 7 Mar 2018

Aviation history to be shared in museum

Aviation history to be shared in museum

"This is just an extension of that so we can share the stories that need to be told and bring more people to the region.”

Wed 28 Feb 2018

Flooded with history

Flooded with history

Granville resident uncovers that his home was a safe haven for 1893 flood victims.

The Story Of: Teacher overcomes tragedy

The Story Of: Teacher overcomes tragedy

HER life began with the tragedy of losing her mother when she was just four-days-old.

Tue 27 Feb 2018

Good times, good schools in Maryborough in 1800s

Good times, good schools in Maryborough in 1800s

BUILDINGS capture the spirit of the times in which they are created.

Fri 23 Feb 2018

Torquay tennis court turns 80

Torquay tennis court turns 80

Elsie Whitaker, 85, has frequented the Torquay tennis court for at least 50 years.

Tue 20 Feb 2018

Roadshow host stirs fascination in treasured items

Roadshow host stirs fascination in treasured items

Antiques Roadshow presenter Paul Atterbury visits Peregian Springs Golf Club to value local antiques.

LOOKING BACK: The history of Albert State School

LOOKING BACK: The history of Albert State School

When the first students excitedly walked through the doorway of Albert State School in 1883, there were 220 of them.

Fri 16 Feb 2018

Nothing Former deputy mayor Dr Otto Nothling couldn't do

Nothing Former deputy mayor Dr Otto Nothling couldn't do

Today we launch our new series, Maryborough Proud, a weekly celebration of the people, buildings and events that make the Heritage City so unique.

Wed 14 Feb 2018

FLASHBACK: 1940s heatwave killed 50K chickens, 80 people

FLASHBACK: 1940s heatwave killed 50K chickens, 80 people

‘Men were seen in half-sleeve shirts and open necks (no ties) and women wore shorts’

Tue 13 Feb 2018

Symbol of Urangan's past: How pier changed fishing village

Symbol of Urangan's past: How pier changed fishing village

Every day hundreds of locals and visitors enjoy walking along the pier with its unparalleled sea views.

Sun 11 Feb 2018

Awkward question Australians must ask

Awkward question Australians must ask

AUSTRALIANS cried and cheered at this seminal moment in the country’s history. But many are questioning if the unprecedented move had any lasting effects.

Wed 7 Feb 2018

How Bert Hinkler waited 10 years for first epic solo flight

How Bert Hinkler waited 10 years for first epic solo flight

Ninety years ago Bundaberg aviator took off from a London airfield and flew his way in history

Why we can't let their stories die with them

Why we can't let their stories die with them

This revelation along with troubling new statistics which show ageism is a growing social failing, inspired the Chronicle's new section The Story Of ...

Tue 6 Feb 2018

LOOKING BACK: Craggy ruins mask blood, sweat, tears

LOOKING BACK: Craggy ruins mask blood, sweat, tears

Like any part of our region that is left alone to nature, it is a place of discovery conducive to contemplation and reflection.

Sat 3 Feb 2018

Photos unearth lost mega cities

Photos unearth lost mega cities

MORE than 60,000 structures hidden for centuries underneath the jungle have been found. And it’s all thanks to these photos.

Thu 25 Jan 2018

New letter may show three escaped Alcatraz... and survived

New letter may show three escaped Alcatraz... and survived

THEY escaped from Alcatraz in 1962 but believed to have died in the attempt. Now, a letter from one of the men says they survived.

Tue 23 Jan 2018

Mystery surrounds the name of our little mountain range

Mystery surrounds the name of our little mountain range

What is something of a mystery though is the actual location of Mount Bauple.

Mon 22 Jan 2018

OUR SAY: Aussie Day date should change, but history lives on

OUR SAY: Aussie Day date should change, but history lives on

Every year with relentless predictability we end up having the same debate.

Tue 16 Jan 2018

Hervey Bay's old railway line is now the mobility corridor

Hervey Bay's old railway line is now the mobility corridor

THE mobility corridor that moves through the heart of Hervey Bay provides a great access way for pedestrians, bicycles and mobility scooters.

Tue 9 Jan 2018

Looking Back: Unique Zig Zag Garden has great views

Looking Back: Unique Zig Zag Garden has great views

One site that I often walk through on trips down to Brisbane is the Zig Zag Garden in the heart of Gympie.

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