History: Largest single piece of reef gold ever discovered

The largest single piece of reef gold ever discovered in the world is found at Hill…

Today in 2001: The announcement is made of the closure of Ansett Airlines

Australia’s national airline is Qantas. However, for nearly seven decades, there was a second major airline…

60th anniversary of the end of the Malayan Emergency

Dear Editor,On 31 July Australia will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Malayan…

Today in History: Apollo 11 Moon Walk

The CSIRO Observatory in Parkes, Australia, transmits the first pictures of the Apollo 11 Moon walk…

Women celebrated for 40 years as Surf Lifesavers

Wednesday 1 July 2020 marked 40 years since women were given the opportunity by Surf Life…

70 years since the start of the Korean War

On Thursday June 25 we acknowledge the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War…

History of 8th April

AUSTRALIA1802: Matthew Flinders meets French explorer Nicolas Baudin in South Australia, leading to the naming of…

History of 7th April

TODAY IN HISTORY – 7th AprilAUSTRALIA1815: Bathurst, NSW is founded following its discovery by George Evens1835:…

History of 6th April

AUSTRALIA1860: John McDouall Stuart was the first European to see Chambers Pillar, naming it after James…

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