History

Tue 27 Mar 2018

Monsters of March: 12 times autumn cyclones hit Australia

Monsters of March: 12 times autumn cyclones hit Australia

IN the past 20 years 12 cyclones have crossed the Australian coastline during the month of March.

Tue 20 Feb 2018

From market garden to market leader

From market garden to market leader

A local property, previously held by the same family for more than 100 years is being transformed into new homes for the future.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fri 29 Sep 2017

The year that was 1940 in Coffs Harbour

The year that was 1940 in Coffs Harbour

A SMALL fishing and banana growing town, Coffs Harbour in the 1940s was vastly different to today's city. Times of peace were about to change.

Wed 13 Sep 2017

A treasure trove of historical newspaper clippings

A treasure trove of historical newspaper clippings

WHEN Leanne Albert and her sister cleaned out their mother's house after she moved to a nursing home, she stumbled across a treasure trove.

Sun 10 Sep 2017

Recreation areas enhance Coast's natural wonders

Recreation areas enhance Coast's natural wonders

WITH the change of seasons, thoughts turn to getting outside to enjoy the wonderful environment in this beautiful region we call the Sunshine Coast.

Headlines throughout History

Headlines throughout History

The Coffs Coast Advocate marks 110 years of headlines.

Mon 14 Aug 2017

Stunning, heritage-listed Coast home going under the hammer

Stunning, heritage-listed Coast home going under the hammer

THIS stunning, heritage-listed home needs to be seen to be believed - and it could be yours.

Tue 25 Jul 2017

Headlines throughout History

Headlines throughout History

What made news three decades ago

Mon 17 Jul 2017

'Incredible coincidence' in twist to 66-year Mackay mystery

'Incredible coincidence' in twist to 66-year Mackay mystery

She was driving from through Mackay on Saturday, took a look at the local newspaper and spotted a photograph she had seen seen before.

Wed 12 Jul 2017

Coffs Coast headlines in history - the early 1950s

Coffs Coast headlines in history - the early 1950s

The Coffs Coast Advocate in our 110th year have partnered with Facebook Group Coffs Local History to reflect on the coast's history.

Wed 5 Jul 2017

When Lions ran rampant at the Jetty

When Lions ran rampant at the Jetty

The day 'big hunt gamers' from far and wide descended on Coffs Harbour to help with five lions and an elephant on Jetty Beach.

Mon 26 Jun 2017

New premises for Urunga Vet Clinic

New premises for Urunga Vet Clinic

THE team at Urunga Veterinary Clinic have come a long way since 1990.

Sat 24 Jun 2017

Coffs Harbour reflects on its proud Italian heritage

Coffs Harbour reflects on its proud Italian heritage

Fast-forward more than 60 years and a photograph taken at Bonville Creek Reserve marking Father Dacey's ordination has come to light.

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