History

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.

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’

Historic Gympie Times to be printed as broadsheet tomorrow

Historic Gympie Times to be printed as broadsheet tomorrow

Just like on February 15, 1868, The Gympie Times on Thursday, February 15, will be a black and white broadsheet edition sporting the old masthead

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

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.

Thu 4 Jan 2018

Bundy toddler finds massive fossils

Bundy toddler finds massive fossils

PICKED out the garden on Hanbury St for fish tank decorations, the last thing Janine and Wayne Weber expected was for two rocks to house fossils.

Mon 11 Dec 2017

'The last of his kind' has left his mark on this region

'The last of his kind' has left his mark on this region

Part 1 of local historian Dr Elaine Brown's series on the life, interests, and achievements of Bob Fredman, Gympie's former 'Engineer for Everything'.

Fri 8 Dec 2017

Tony Abbott’s cowardly act

Tony Abbott’s cowardly act

TONY Abbott spent most of yesterday arguing about the same-sex marriage bill. But at the moment of truth, he became a coward.

Wed 15 Nov 2017

History caught in 100kg of steel

History caught in 100kg of steel

Australian service spirit immortalised around Queensland by Gympie blacksmith Dan Davie.

Sat 11 Nov 2017

Best pubs in Queensland: Hotel honours its tragic past

Best pubs in Queensland: Hotel honours its tragic past

Incident which gave Mackay pub its name is darker than the cheery atmosphere which permeates the pub - and this story is no myth.

Sun 15 Oct 2017

A tale of a family's fortune forged in Gympie

A tale of a family's fortune forged in Gympie

Many Gympie families have connections to the gold mining past, and this story, the Fitzpatrick family, is just one in an ocean.

Sat 14 Oct 2017

Meet the man who saved Queensland

Meet the man who saved Queensland

Known as the man who found Gympie gold, James Nash was born far away from the region he made famous, and which in turn made his name go down in history

Thu 12 Oct 2017

The curious case of Gympie's jumping doctor

The curious case of Gympie's jumping doctor

Our first doctor wasn't exactly a paragon of medical virtue

Tue 10 Oct 2017

Boom and bust stories in the golden city of Gympie

Boom and bust stories in the golden city of Gympie

MINING towns always go through boom and bust periods, as evidenced the world over and the yo-yo effects aren't just confined to mining resources

A hard story to nail: Gympie's timber history

A hard story to nail: Gympie's timber history

GYMPIE'S timber history began in earnest soon after gold was discovered in 1867 by James Nash, and the industry has been at the heart of Gympie ever since

Huge, historic CBD site listed for sale

Huge, historic CBD site listed for sale

THE State Government-owned site of Toowoomba’s former gasworks has been listed for sale after years of remediation work.

Thu 5 Oct 2017

The WW1 frontlines hero who refused to lift a gun

The WW1 frontlines hero who refused to lift a gun

MALENY digger Tom Lillingstone never took a life, but his life was taken from him 100 years ago today.

Thu 28 Sep 2017

Town planner to appeal 'sinful' character home plan

Town planner to appeal 'sinful' character home plan

A TOWN planner will appeal a unanimous council decision to refuse an application cutting a heritage-listed block in half, despite meeting all requirements.

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