History

Tue 16 Apr 2019

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.

Settler who started Warwick Show lives on in family's memory

premium_icon Settler who started Warwick Show lives on in family's memory

BRITISH pioneer William Spreadborough has left a legacy in Warwick that more that dozens of his descendants gathered to celebrate.

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.

Notre Dame fire: World reaction

premium_icon Notre Dame fire: World reaction

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May have led the world reaction to the fire gutting the Notre Dame Cathedral.

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.

Tue 9 Apr 2019

Tree gets the chop from local park

premium_icon Tree gets the chop from local park

A PIECE of Bundaberg history was removed from a small park near the Burnett Traffic Bridge on Monday and Bundaberg Landcare is not happy.

Mon 25 Mar 2019

FLASHBACK: 10 Bundy police and crime news snippets

premium_icon FLASHBACK: 10 Bundy police and crime news snippets

WE TAKE a look back at the crime and police news that was making headlines in the 1980s and '90s.

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?

Mon 18 Mar 2019

POLTERGEIST: Gin and ghosts fuel history fightback

premium_icon POLTERGEIST: Gin and ghosts fuel history fightback

GIN and ghosts are helping a former Queensland family help fight to save one of Tasmania’s historic heritage properties.

Fri 22 Feb 2019

BYWASH MYSTERY: What happened to blonde in blue dress?

premium_icon BYWASH MYSTERY: What happened to blonde in blue dress?

IT WAS the second week of January, 1970; a couple had been observed walking around the streets of Bundaberg.

Tue 19 Feb 2019

What it was like to live through 1946’s record flood

premium_icon What it was like to live through 1946’s record flood

At “nearly 92 years old” Owen Alloway recalls how he was forced to become a “great swimmer” I became a great swimmer because I swam that Burdekin

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?

Fri 1 Feb 2019

A LOOK BACK: How one woman survived an open-sea ordeal

premium_icon A LOOK BACK: How one woman survived an open-sea ordeal

It would be unbelievable if it weren't for her shining smile.

Wed 23 Jan 2019

Which prime ministers visited Bundy in the last 100 years

premium_icon Which prime ministers visited Bundy in the last 100 years

AFTER leader of the Opposition and aspiring prime minister Bill Shorten visited Bundaberg this week, the NewsMail examined the times past PMs have visited.

Mon 14 Jan 2019

Mystery lingers decades after Bundaberg woman went missing

premium_icon Mystery lingers decades after Bundaberg woman went missing

A DECADES old mystery involving a young, well-known Bundaberg woman has never been solved.

Sat 22 Dec 2018

A dance starts lasting love affair

premium_icon A dance starts lasting love affair

Mackay pair celebrate 64 years of matrimony and share their thoughts about how to make love last.

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Photos of Bundy homes in 60s, 70s surface

premium_icon Photos of Bundy homes in 60s, 70s surface

THE amazing photographic collection of a Queensland husband and wife has gone online - and you're being asked to help write the captions.

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.

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