History

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

Premium Content Beach shack demolition in millionaire's row put on hold

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

Premium Content Bushfire emergency at historic Quarantine Station

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

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

Premium Content Incredible story behind 110-year-old pub

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.

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

Premium Content How Hitler played Aussie PM

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

Fri 31 Jul 2020

Saving one of Ballina’s historic treasures

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IT’S one of Australia’s most historically significant vessels, but until now there has been no real plan to preserve it.

Thu 9 Jul 2020

MARITIME ODYSSEY: Meet the keeper of our lighthouse history

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When John Ibbotson decided to photograph every lighthouse in Australia, he didn't realise it would spark a life-long love for these historic structures.

Sun 5 Jul 2020

Margo’s WWII diary found on supermarket floor

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A woman in NSW’s west has been reunited with her mother’s World War II diary after it was found on the floor of a supermarket.

Tue 23 Jun 2020

‘Astonishing discovery’ at Stonehenge

‘Astonishing discovery’ at Stonehenge

Archaeologists have made a gobsmacking discovery around the mysterious Stonehenge site that dates back thousands of years.

We need your help to celebrate history of the Daily in print

We need your help to celebrate history of the Daily in print

As the final print edition of the Tweed Daily News draws closer, we would like to celebrate its history, but we need your help

Fri 12 Jun 2020

Scomo ‘terribly misinformed’ on dark history of NQ

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Morrison’s claim there was no slavery in Australia’s history is a “slight” to the South Sea islanders and Melanesians that built the North Qld’s sugar industry.

Check out the car-sized crocs that roamed Earth

Check out the car-sized crocs that roamed Earth

Crocodiles are some of the oldest animals on the Earth, and scientists have discovered one of their early ancestors was even closer to a dinosaur.

Wed 10 Jun 2020

The craze that lured young women to ruin

Premium Content The craze that lured young women to ruin

As the opium boom transformed Victoria’s colonial goldfields into a ramshackle maze of smoke-filled dens, hatred began to grow for the foreign drug

Wed 20 May 2020

Proof 2.5m kangaroo roamed Australia

Proof 2.5m kangaroo roamed Australia

A 2.5m tall kangaroo weighing almost 300kg and a 7m crocodile have been discovered along with 16 other massive Australian animals.

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