History

Sun 5 Jan 2020

Crisis will rewrite the book on fires and how we fight them

Crisis will rewrite the book on fires and how we fight them

This bushfire season has far exceeded the worst expectations of firefighters, and the blazes have literally rewritten the definition of ‘worst case ­scenario’.

Wed 18 Dec 2019

Brits return stolen Aboriginal artefacts

Brits return stolen Aboriginal artefacts

Indigenous Australians will welcome the return of sacred artefacts from a British museum after they were stolen more than a century ago.

Tue 10 Dec 2019

Digger digs into his 103rd birthday cake

premium_icon Digger digs into his 103rd birthday cake

Never getting married could be the answer to living to a long age for Colin Fulford.

Fri 6 Dec 2019

Letter reveals eerie final moments on Titanic

Letter reveals eerie final moments on Titanic

An unearthed letter written by a child survivor has given a rare insight into the chilling final moments aboard the sinking Titanic ship.

Thu 28 Nov 2019

1000-year-old find on popular island

1000-year-old find on popular island

Archaeologists have made a stunning discovery while investigating a burial mount on a popular island in Norway.

Wed 27 Nov 2019

The family Australia forgot after horrifying crash

premium_icon The family Australia forgot after horrifying crash

His grieving family bore the consequences of his actions - a sentence of pain, suffering, guilt and shame - after one decision lead to the death of 20 people.

Tue 26 Nov 2019

From pot to pingers: The evolution of drugs in Australia

premium_icon From pot to pingers: The evolution of drugs in Australia

There’s a celebrated urban myth Jimi Hendrix hid an acid tab in his red headband for that iconic Woodstock performance in front of thousands of stoned hippies.

Tue 19 Nov 2019

One man's incredible love affair with iconic kitchen history

premium_icon One man's incredible love affair with iconic kitchen history

Ethan Rose’s father used to pack him in the car and take him out bush to find hidden treasure. Now his kids are learning about life “on the range”.

Fri 8 Nov 2019

Nostalgia alert: McDonalds to bring back retro toys

Nostalgia alert: McDonalds to bring back retro toys

The nostalgic toys of our childhood are making a comeback at McDonalds for an anniversary special of the popular, bright red kids meal.

Meter Maids make it in New York

premium_icon Meter Maids make it in New York

The Gold Coast Meter Maids are on show in the Big Apple with a timeless photo of the icons in an exhibition - and we’ve tracked down the subject 14 years on.

Tue 5 Nov 2019

Jockey turned gangster torched the races

premium_icon Jockey turned gangster torched the races

Notorious gangster Squizzy Taylor was one of the many dedicated fans of racing, but after trying a career as a jockey his trackside dealings all turned crooked.

Sun 3 Nov 2019

Pedophile magician who escaped from inlet

premium_icon Pedophile magician who escaped from inlet

A pedophile magician wrapped himself in chains and jumped into Trinity Inlet almost 20 years ago to the day — but unfortunately he did not drown.

Thu 31 Oct 2019

Theft from grave 160 years on angers family

premium_icon Theft from grave 160 years on angers family

Police are investigating the mysterious theft from a Tasmanian cemetery of a tombstone belonging to a man who died more than 160 years ago.

Tue 29 Oct 2019

Aussie cons bet on unsuspecting Brits

Aussie cons bet on unsuspecting Brits

As gangland figure Squizzy Taylor made (crime)waves in Melbourne, a host of Aussie conmen preferred to swindle and rob gullible Englishmen at the races.

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Uluru’s significant day in history

Uluru’s significant day in history

The Mutijuli Aboriginal Community was granted freehold title to Ayers Rock and the Uluru National Park in the Northern Territory, on this day in 1985.

Mon 21 Oct 2019

New clues in Earheart disappearance

New clues in Earheart disappearance

80 years on from her mysterious disappearance, recent finding could finally reveal the fate of famed aviator and pioneer Amelia Earhart.

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Today in History: September 24

Today in History: September 24

FOR the first time, an experimental vaccine prevents infection with the AIDS virus, a watershed event in the deadly epidemic on this day in 2009.

Why no one wants Trump’s childhood home

Why no one wants Trump’s childhood home

It’s the house that the President of the United States of America grew up in, but for some reason no-one wants to live in Donald Trump’s childhood home.

Sun 1 Sep 2019

Tragic women who glowed in the dark

Tragic women who glowed in the dark

It was the job hundreds of young women fought for — but while the work seemed glamorous, there was a dark side that quickly turned deadly.

Sun 25 Aug 2019

‘Critical error’: Captain Cook’s grisly end

‘Critical error’: Captain Cook’s grisly end

Exactly 251 years ago, explorer James Cook set off on a Pacific voyage that changed the world — but a critical error led to his undignified end.

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