Goodbye to ‘The Golden Age’ of local newspapers

"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... 

Memories of first pandemic to silence Anzac Day

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. 

Whispers of the end of the known world in 1919

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’s fate and the mysterious miracle at Majura

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 sees a danger of forgetting the Griffins

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.

Wind howls as flames threaten Queanbeyan

"Yesterdays" columnist NICHOLE OVERALL takes us back to Queanbeyan's 'Black Friday', when a bushfire threatened the city on January 25, 1952...

Birthday looms for spooky, country church

"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. 

The day Mr Menzies launched Lake Burley Griffin

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.

When the dam wall falls, Queanbeyan has 34 minutes

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.

Yesterdays / Local plight of Ireland’s ‘Potato Orphans’

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’.

Keeping an eye on the night sky for science

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,...

Righting the Honeysuckle Creek record

Yesterday columnist NICHOLE OVERALL looks back at what was really happening at Honeysuckle Creek when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon.

Revealed: the life of flaxen-haired Charlotte Faunce

Artist Jiawei Shen is widely known for his portrait of the Princess of Denmark, Mary. He has also painted a woman worthy of the title of “Princess of Canberra” and for the first time it will be on public display on May 4, reports NICHOLE OVERALL.

Remembering the brave local lads lost to the region

With the centenary of the signing of World War I's Treaty of Versaille, officially heralding peace (not just ceasefire)it's a poignant time to think on those local bots who didn't make it home, says Yesterdays columnist NICHOLE OVERALL.

Unmasking Mr Laughlin’s link to Mr Lawrence

In some whimsical research, STEPHEN HOLT unmasks his gruff, old headmaster as a cousin of a man who got to look after the great writer  DH Lawrence (and his beard) in Thirroul

Yesterdays / Goodbye war, hello plague… the hell of Spanish Flu

Goodbye war, hello plague… "Yesterdays" columnist NICHOLE OVERALL recalls the hell of Spanish Flu.

Opinion / Unmasking Mr Laughlin’s link to Mr Lawrence

In some whimsical research, STEPHEN HOLT unmasks his gruff, old headmaster as a cousin of a man who got to look after the great writer  DH Lawrence (and his beard) in Thirroul

Yesterdays / A Royal toast to the teetotalling King O’Malley

IT was a teetotalling Canberra advocate who proved himself something of an enemy of its people but one of the greatest of friends...

Attention! Memories of the wilds of Weston

"As a teacher with the NSW Education Department, I was posted to the Weston school for the last couple months of 1972 (NSW ran education in Canberra back then)," reminices PAUL COSTIGAN

Is ordinary Joe our most forgotten PM?

What's in a name? Notoriety if you're James Cook; nothing if you're Joseph Cook, the prime minister who STEPHEN HOLT reckons we've all but forgotten.

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