THREE times a week, pioneer mailman William “Billy” Roohan loaded up his horse and made the trek from Queanbeyan to Canberra and on to Goulburn, covering 560 kilometres, delivering mail and building up legendary status along the way.
Journalist and social historian NICHOLE OVERALL follows up an earlier column and previews a new podcast on the mystery murders of Canberra women.
ON Sunday, November 22, the Reid Residents’ Association is conducting a "Walk Around Reid" to showcase its history, architecture and residents.
"Yesterdays" columnist NICHOLE OVERALL reveals some ghostly secrets of Blundells Cottage...
"Yesterdays" columnist NICHOLE OVERALL looks at the unsolved crimes against three young women in Canberra.
It's the 80th anniversary of Canberra's worst air disaster. "Yesterdays" columnist NICHOLE OVERALL looks at the mystery surrounding the crash.
"I would like to think that those of us who now enjoy the benefits of the land that Robert Butt, an Australian hero, never had the chance to enjoy, could between us restore his grave," writes columnist JON STANHOPE.
"Yesterdays" columnist NICHOLE OVERALL looks back on the colourful history of the federal seat of Eden-Monaro, the subject of a July 4 by-election.
"Eden-Monaro has long been something of a 'media tart', but its looming by-election is history unfurling before our eyes," writes columnist NICHOLE OVERALL.
"Yesterday's" columnist NICHOLE OVERALL looks back at the long and distinguished history of the "Queanbeyan Age". After 160 years its publication has been suspended and the prospect of coming back next month looks bleak...
Things are going to be very different in marking Anzac Day this year, but it's not the first time a pandemic has upset the national anniversary, writes "Yesterdays" columnist NICHOLE OVERALL.
We've been here before, just over a century ago when the Spanish Flu swept across Australia. Infecting 40 per cent of the country, it brought bans on public events, quarantine and the mandatory use of face masks, writes "Yesterdays" columnist NICHOLE OVERALL.
Kate Donnelly, a 21-year-old maid, disappeared one night near the Queanbeyan railway station on April 15. "Yesterdays" columnist NICHOLE OVERALL traces the weird stuff that happens next.
Peter Graves, ACT chapter chair if the Walter Burley Griffin Society fears we are at risk of forgetting where Canberra came from and who designed it, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.
"Yesterdays" columnist NICHOLE OVERALL takes us back to Queanbeyan's 'Black Friday', when a bushfire threatened the city on January 25, 1952...
"There's many a tale told of the tombstones of St Thomas glowing on moonless nights, shadowy figures apparently seen moving in their midst, and even an unknown horseman claimed to silently gallop past its entranceway." "Yesterdays" columnist NICHOLE OVERALL discovers a spooky church.
On October 17, 1964, with the sails of small boats billowing behind him, Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies inaugurated Lake Burley Griffin. "Yesterdays" columnist NICHOLE OVERALL traces the lakes controversial history.
Yesterdays columnist NICHOLE OVERALL says that emergency procedures suggest that should the googong Dam wall ever fail, residents would have about 34 minutes before their town became a modern-day Atlantis.
Packed off with clothing, a prayer book and a hairbrush, Anne and Alicia Keefe were two of more than 4100 Irish women to arrive in Australia between 1848 and 1850. Yesterdays columnist NICHOLE OVERALL looks a local link with Ireland’s ‘Potato Orphans’.
In this second in NICHOLE OVERALL’s series on Canberra’s role in observing space, she looks at the Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope at Hoskinstown that,...