History

Engraved beach rock holds many memories for family

In 1954 three local friends engraved their name on a rock at Nielson Park Beach and its recent rediscovery has evoked fond memories of the well-loved community members.

Norville State School celebrates 50 years

Walking through the gates of Norville State School to celebrate 50 years since it opened was a trip down memory lane for many teachers, students and families.  

Childers Ambulance Station celebrates 100 years

From using wooden splints to transfer patients to the introduction of two-way radios, the Childers Ambulance Station service has experienced plenty of change in its 100 year history.

The history and haunting of the Wintergarden Theatre

Recent news on the Wintergarden Theatre has prompted local families to share their memories including a mother and son with a unique insight into its history and haunting. Hear their story in the first episode of our new podcast series Hidden Histories

Mater marks major milestone in Bundaberg care

From photos to hand-written accounts, Mater Private Hospital Bundaberg has uncovered a "treasure trove" of historic records just in time for its 75th anniversary and has invited the community to donate memorabilia to a display to mark the occasion.

Gin Gin Railway Station celebrates 140 years

Celebrating Gin Gin Railway Station’s 140th anniversary today, longest serving station master Alan Cheshire reminisced about the history of the iconic building which began operations in 1881.

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