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Dayboro settlement celebrates 150 years

Guest contributor: Dayboro District Historical Society  President Carmel Bond  This year marks 150 years since the small Queensland township of Dayboro was established as a settlement. Situated in the Moreton Bay Regional Council local government area, Dayboro is a short drive north-west of Brisbane and a popular destination because of its close proximity to the... Read more

Queensland Art Gallery opens major exhibition of Indigenous Australian art

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

A major exhibition of Indigenous Australian art, ?Sung into Being: Aboriginal Masterworks 1984-94? including more than 100 paintings and sculptures by eight Australian Aboriginal artists from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection opens at the Queensland Art Gallery from 22 July until 22 October, 2017. Show More Summary

Kakadu find confirms earliest Australian occupation

(University of Queensland) Aboriginal people have been in Australia for at least 65,000 years -- much longer than the 47,000 years believed by some archaeologists. The discovery, by a team of archaeologists and dating specialists led...Show More Summary

The Great Sale of Hermit Park, Townsville, 1884 (Map of the Week)

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online. This real estate map from 1884 advertises 191 allotments of land for sale at Hermit Park in Townsville. The allotments were situated along Charters Towers Road, Armstrong Street, Ackers Street, Ahearne... Read more

Cat that ingested antifreeze saved by the elixir of life: Vodka

Vodka is the last drink you'd expect to save lives. Yet it was the antidote which helped a cat from Queensland, Australia, escape death after it was believed to have ingested a toxic antifreeze, possibly from a bait. SEE ALSO: Cat litters...Show More Summary

Hypersonic flight test goes like a rocket

Commercialised flight faster than five times the speed of sound has been brought one step closer, thanks to a successful experimental flight featuring University of Queensland knowhow.

Bundaberg State High School now on the Queensland Heritage Register

The Queensland Heritage Council recently announced that several buildings at Bundaberg State High School have been added to the Queensland Heritage Register. The Queensland Heritage Register is a list of places that have cultural heritage significance to the people of Queensland. Show More Summary

Television comes to South East Queensland (1959)

On July 1, 1959, television sets went on sale in Queensland for the first time. Retailers had agreed not to sell television sets before this date, so that there would be “orderly marketing”. The Courier-Mail reported that retailers had spent an estimated £50,000 ($1.3 million today) preparing for the sale. It was estimated that 300... Read more

Rugby-Highlanders dispatch Reds in Super Rugby return

WELLINGTON, July 14 (Reuters) - The Otago Highlanders showed a few signs of rust but were far too strong for the lowly Queensland Reds as they warmed up for next week's Super Rugby quarter-finals with a 40-17 victory at Otago Regional Stadium in Dunedin on Friday.

Kieza set for QBHOF induction

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Australian boxing writer Grantlee Kieza will be inducted into the Queensland (State) Boxing Hall Of Fame on Sunday for 37 years of service to boxing. Kieza became a boxing fan while in high school watching...Show More Summary

'Aquaman' Co-Stars Jason Momoa & Amber Heard Hit Up Rugby Match With His Cute Kids

Jason Momoa and Amber Heard are bonding on and off set of Aquaman. The co-stars attended the 2017 State of Origin rugby tournament between the Queensland Maroons and New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday night (July 12) in Brisbane, Australia. Jason and Amber were joined by his children – Lola, 9, and [...]

Rugby-Squire to return, Smiths rested for Highlanders

WELLINGTON, July 12 (Reuters) - All Blacks loose forward Liam Squire, who has been out of action for more than two months with a broken thumb, will return for the Otago Highlanders against the Queensland Reds on Friday in their final game of the Super Rugby regular season.

How To Watch State Of Origin 2017 Online And Free [Updated]

Tonight, the winners of State of Origin 2017 will be decided in front of thousands of screaming Queenslanders. Will NSW win their second Origin series since 2006, or will the Maroons continue their dominance? Here's everything you need to know about viewing Game 3 — whether you're planning to watch live, at the pub, on TV or on the internet. More »      

Bulimba Hill Estate, Bulimba, 1888 (Map of the Week)

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online. This real estate map from 1888 advertises 190 allotments of land for sale at Bulimba Hill Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Bulimba. The allotments were situated along Tennyson Street, Wordsworth... Read more

Lush Queensland Forest Wedding at Buderim Wirreanda Park

Amy and Matt’s Queensland wedding combined elegant woodland vibes with naturally relaxed elements! The couple wed at Buderim Wirreanda Park, a gorgeous space that allowed them to gather their family and friends for an intimate forest...Show More Summary

Popular Baby Names in Queensland, 2016

Charlotte and Oliver were the most popular baby names in Queensland in 2016.

New Australian Electricity Retailer Energy Locals Defies Industry By Cutting Consumer Electricity Rates

Newly established electricity retailer Energy Locals has defied the sharp jump in electricity bills across the country and announced a fall in its electricity prices for consumers in NSW and Queensland, and a lift in its solar feed in...Show More Summary

Watch a very cute bat gobble up a banana

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Watch Denise Wade of Bat Conservation and Rescue QLD in Queensland Australia feed a banana to a a rescued bat. The bat was hit by a car and the driver kindly covered the injured animal with a box until help arrived. "On this occasion...Show More Summary

A Famished Little Bat Takes Enormous Bites of a Yummy Banana Despite Her Cranky Mood

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

While recovering at Batzilla the Bat, a rescue organization in Brisbane, Queensland, a cranky little bat named Miss Alisha took enormous bites of a yummy banana in a bold effort to sate her hunger. Miss Alisha had been hit by a car but suffered onlyt minimal injuries due to a quick-thinking human. Show More Summary

'Real Conversations of Grindr' reveals there's a long way to go with HIV stigma

There's still much to be done on the issue of HIV stigma.  Especially in the LGBTQ community, as revealed in a new campaign called "Real Conversations of Grindr," put together by the HIV Foundation Queensland in Australia. SEE ALSO:Show More Summary

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