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Fri 18 Sep 2020

Bushfire emergency at historic Quarantine Station

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

Tue 19 May 2020

Lisa Wilkinson’s surprising family secret

Lisa Wilkinson’s surprising family secret

Lisa Wilkinson says an eye-opening journey into her family history has strengthened her admiration for the women before her.

Wed 29 Apr 2020

Today in History: April 29

Today in History: April 29

Prince William and Kate Middleton married at Westminster Abbey on this day in 2011, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Wed 8 Apr 2020

Why tonight's 'Super Pink Moon' won't actually be pink

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Stargazers will be greeted by a bigger, brighter moon tonight but contrary to the name, it won't be pink. Here's why.

Mon 16 Mar 2020

‘Disgraceful’: Site where Kelly killed three cops vandalised

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Descendants of officers shot by Ned Kelly and his gang at Stringybark Creek Reserve near Mansfield are reeling after the site was disturbed.

Mon 17 Feb 2020

‘You’re not taking the Kingswood!’

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Ted Bullpitt must be spinning in his grave – but it is too late for him to tell the boss of General Motors: “You’re not taking the Kingswood!”

Mon 10 Feb 2020

Remembering the Forgotten Holocaust of February 10

Remembering the Forgotten Holocaust of February 10

Did you know there were two Holocausts: one perpetrated against the Jews by Hitler and his Nazi henchmen and one perpetrated against ethnic Poles by Stalin.

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