Written Around Town – Easy as ABC

There’s a wealth of local knowledge that is published in various local publications. This week I came across an interesting story in the February 17 2015, High Country Herald about the ABC Radio in the 1970s and some of the characters that worked there.

On This Day… Showing Oakey’s Patriotism

This month I came across this article from the Darling Downs Gazette, Friday 22 September 1916, page 4. As you all know, this year we are smack in the middle of the ANZAC 100 commemoration period and so it is no surprise that I find an article about what is happening on the home front.…

Building Faith

Today’s article is a little bit different. I have a mate that is Jewish and he challenged me to find out about the history of the Jewish people in the Toowoomba area. Not one to pike on a challenge I said I’d give it a go and see what information I could dig up. The…

On This Day… – Careful how you read

I’ll be as close to this day as I can, if nothing of interest is happening I’ll just have stretch it out to this month. On this day 150 years ago: We had a few “What the…!” moments when we read this article in the Darling Downs Gazette and General Advertiser, Tuesday 21 August 1866.…