From the Archives,1932:Maude Bonney touches down

From the Archives,1932:Maude Bonney touches down

Ninety years ago,Maude Rose Bonney became the first woman to fly around Australia,barely a year after gaining her pilot’s license.

  • byStaff correspondents

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From the Archives,1947:Carlton wins last-gasp grand final thriller

From the Archives,1947:Carlton wins last-gasp grand final thriller

75 years ago,dominated by the will to win and possessing grit and perseverance,Carlton staged a dramatic finishing effort to snatch a one-point victory from Essendon in dying seconds of the V.F.L. grand final.

  • byPercy Beames
From the Archives,1982:Parra’s sweet grand final victory

From the Archives,1982:Parra’s sweet grand final victory

Despite being clearly outweighed by Manly-Warringah’s forward pack,Parramatta delivered what coach Jack Gibson described as the best win of his career.

  • byAlan Clarkson
From the Archives,1992:The AFL’s future arrives on the wings of Eagles

From the Archives,1992:The AFL’s future arrives on the wings of Eagles

30 years ago,the evolution of the AFL’s national competition was complete when the West Coast Eagles became the first club outside of Victoria to win a premiership.

  • byMike Sheahan
From the Archives,1962:Ferry leaves its master behind,crashes

From the Archives,1962:Ferry leaves its master behind,crashes

Sixty years ago,the Lady Ferguson left Circular Quay for Taronga Park Zoo with more than 100 passengers on board - and no one at the helm.

  • byStaff reporter
From the Archives,1937:Mobile health centre for country Victorian

From the Archives,1937:Mobile health centre for country Victorian

To assist Victoria’s overwhelmed health services why not revive the concept of mobile Health Centres? They would be faster and cheaper to build and equip than new clinics and hospitals. The successful Australian Tuberculosis Campaign that ran from 1948 to 1976,providing citizens with free diagnostic chest X-rays and medical care from mobile X-ray vans shows that the concept of mobile health works. With the resurgence of TB,mobile clinics have already made a comeback in London (2013) and South Africa (2021).

  • byStaff writer
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From the Archives,1982:Steaming ... aahhh

From the Archives,1982:Steaming ... aahhh

The Herald met actress Amanda Muggleton,one of an all-woman cast set to appear in the local production of Steaming,Nell Dunn’s controversial play set in a London bathhouse.

  • bySusan Hety
From the Archives,1966:Twenty-four die in Queensland air disaster

From the Archives,1966:Twenty-four die in Queensland air disaster

In 1966,an Ansett-ANA Viscount airliner was shrouded in flames as it plunged to the ground in north-west Queensland. All the passengers and crew aboard were killed in the crash,in one of the worst disasters in Australian aviation history.

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From the Archives,1922:The eclipse at Wallal

From the Archives,1922:The eclipse at Wallal

100 years ago,a total eclipse afforded scientists camped at a remote WA beach a rare opportunity to test Einstein’s theory of relativity.

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From the Archives,1922:Crowds gather to see total eclipse of the sun

From the Archives,1922:Crowds gather to see total eclipse of the sun

100 years ago,thousands of pairs of eyes in Melbourne,and across Australia,were turned in the direction of the sun during a total eclipse.

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From the Archives,1972:High school pupils demonstrate in city

From the Archives,1972:High school pupils demonstrate in city

50 years ago,hundreds of high school students came from all over Sydney,to march down Macquarie Street,and demand equality and freedom of expression.

  • byStaff reporter