History

History buff adds to collection of Isis Shire history

The 125th anniversary celebrations at Cordalba State School last Saturday was the perfect location for Childers history buff Scott Stedman to launch his latest publication “Where did they live?”

Vintage motorcycles journey down memory lane

Vintage motorcycles enthusiast John “Feathers” Fetherstonhaugh displayed three of his historic machines at the Cordalba State School anniversary on Saturday.

Historic toilets restored at old Boolboonda School

In what must be one of the more unusual jobs for a Council worker, historic toilets are being restored at the heritage-listed former Boolboonda State School 82km west of Bundaberg.

Babies without names rest eternally at South Isis

Plaques in the South Isis Cemetery acknowledge the heartache the deaths of unknown infants must have created more than 140 years ago.

Two Islanders hanged for murdering swagman

Pacific Islanders Miore and Narasemai were hanged at Boggo Road Gaol in 1895 for the murder of swagman Francis Macartney at Avondale.

Botanic Gardens was Paul's family farm

The well-maintained lawns of the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens don’t reveal its history as a dairy farm but Paul Trammachi remembers well the time he spent there as a boy.

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