History

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.

DEX FILES: Grafton jeweller to get mega-extension

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‘This will make it the largest single jewellery and gift store in New South Wales’

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

Tue 9 Jun 2020

DEX FILES: Why are babies born so easily in taxis?

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Find out the answer to this unusual question in the Daily Examiner 50 years ago today

Mon 8 Jun 2020

DEX FILES: ‘Warped’ dog-killer on the loose in South Grafton

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Local man rages at ‘miserable mongrel’ who poisoned dog with strychnine

Thu 4 Jun 2020

DEX FILES: A buried city and a Brooms Head blunder

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Things weren’t quite going to plan 50 years ago today, with disasters taking place around the world

Mon 1 Jun 2020

DEX FILES: Jackadgery Dam set for feasibility study

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A dam study and less talking from women in basketball are just a taste of today’s paper 50 years ago

Mon 25 May 2020

DEX FILES: How does closing off Prince St sound?

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Editor muses about converting main drag to “garden and rest area for shoppers”

Sat 23 May 2020

DEX FILES: Council gets a new computer

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Amalgamation, a call for mor social housing and a brand new machine dominate the headlines

Thu 21 May 2020

DEX FILES: Councillor tenders resignation

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After 17 years of representation, including three stints in the top job, a veteran steps down.

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.

DEX FILES: A shopping mall in Grafton and bananas for Japan

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All this and more 50 years ago today in The Daily Examiner newspaper

Tue 19 May 2020

DEX FILES: A hero emerges at Yamba Fishing Festival

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Laurie put his own life at risk to help the stranded pair at Pippie Beach 50 years ago

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.

Sun 17 May 2020

DEX FILES: Brooms Head call for second pay phone

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As Brooms Head gets 5G, 50 years ago things were a little bit different

Fri 15 May 2020

DEX FILES: Make Maclean great again, wall talks rumble on

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Just like any great campaign, this one had it all as Lower Clarence residents clashed heads

Wed 13 May 2020

DEX FILES: $20.5 million flood mitigation close to approval

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See what weird and wonerful things were happening in the Clarence 50 years ago today

Tue 12 May 2020

DEX FILES: Big-time boat building coincidence

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Harwood investment reported exactly 50 years before today’s story on marine construction

Sat 9 May 2020

DEX FILES: Generations at odds over roles for women

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‘They have dull lives and are jealous of those who can do what they would like to do.’

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