History

Mon 8 Jul 2019

‘Total monster’: Outback horror house

‘Total monster’: Outback horror house

Behind the legend of two pioneers of Australia are the dark stories of their house which held human ears and skulls as souvenirs. WARNING: Sensitive content

Sun 7 Jul 2019

The untold story of beach cinema’s success

premium_icon The untold story of beach cinema’s success

This Gold Coast cinema was once Queensland’s biggest and most state-of-the art movie theatre. This is the untold story of Mermaid Beach cinema’s rise and fall.

Sun 30 Jun 2019

Queensland’s first McDonald’s ‘was so much fun’

premium_icon Queensland’s first McDonald’s ‘was so much fun’

It’s been 20 years since Queensland’s first McDonald’s closed its doors for the last time. Back then some famous faces spent time behind the grill.

America’s secret ‘lesbian’ First Lady

America’s secret ‘lesbian’ First Lady

Rose Cleveland served as US First Lady for 14 months. Now, love letters she sent to another woman reveal their passionate, 30-year affair.

Wed 26 Jun 2019

Passion project's long journey to the screen

premium_icon Passion project's long journey to the screen

Actor Aaron Fa'Aoso hopes his Torres Strait documentary series inspires and stimulates.

Fri 7 Jun 2019

Tourist accidentally cracks 40yo mystery

Tourist accidentally cracks 40yo mystery

On a visit to a museum, Stephen Mills had a one-in-216,000 lucky break when he was shown a safe that had eluded people for decades.

Wed 22 May 2019

Royal’s bizarre sex toy baffles fans

Royal’s bizarre sex toy baffles fans

Scandalous details of a British king’s sex life have been featured in a new doco — revealing the weird contraption a royal relied on to get laid.

Sun 5 May 2019

‘We ate each other one by one’

‘We ate each other one by one’

When eight men escaped Australia’s most notorious prison, only one was found alive. This is the gory story of what happened to the rest.

Fri 19 Apr 2019

Castle-like beachfront could be a steal

Castle-like beachfront could be a steal

A rare heritage listed home with a grand 'sprung' ballroom, waterfront access, a castle-like facade and a whole lot of history under one roof has been listed in...

Wed 17 Apr 2019

23 MINUTES: Agonising search for fire after alarm

23 MINUTES: Agonising search for fire after alarm

Staff at Notre Dame Cathedral took 23 minutes to find the raging inferno that destroyed the iconic landmark, it has emerged.

Tue 16 Apr 2019

First look inside devastated Notre Dame

First look inside devastated Notre Dame

As the smoke continues to circle around Notre Dame Cathedral, the first images of the devastation inside the building have been shared.

EPIC BATTLE: Firefighters save iconic Notre Dame towers

EPIC BATTLE: Firefighters save iconic Notre Dame towers

Parisian firefighters have fought and won an almighty battle to preserve iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral, after it was engulfed in a catastrophic fire.

How did Notre Dame fire start?

How did Notre Dame fire start?

As French firefighters battle to save what remains of the historic Notre Dame Cathedral, questions are being asked about the cause of the inferno.

Sun 14 Apr 2019

Eerie ghost towns in Aussie outback

Eerie ghost towns in Aussie outback

Just a few traces remains of the hidden Aussie towns that went from affluent to abandoned after they were left to waste away in the outback.

Sat 23 Mar 2019

Is removing your tattoo deleting your history?

premium_icon Is removing your tattoo deleting your history?

MANY people are opting to have their tattoos removed. But are they losing an important part of themselves?

Sun 17 Feb 2019

Queen’s gruesome, botched death

Queen’s gruesome, botched death

She is one of the most famous Queens in history, but the story of the demise of Mary Queen of Scots is more horrendous than you think.

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?

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.

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