People and Places

Tue 19 Jun 2018

Stop and meet a real Aussie swagman

Stop and meet a real Aussie swagman

Since his television debut more than a decade ago, this highwayman has become an Australian legend

Sat 13 Jan 2018

Mirani mourns popular truck driver

Mirani mourns popular truck driver

GAVIN Turner had only been driving trucks for BRW Transport Quarries and Crushing for four days when he was killed as the truck he was driving rolled

Sun 17 Dec 2017

Crushed by a truck: 'I beat the odds to walk again'

Crushed by a truck: 'I beat the odds to walk again'

After being run down by a truck while out jogging, Clare Sultmann had to call on her fighting spirit to not only survive but achieve great things.

Sat 7 Oct 2017

Drought-buster road would speed freight, irrigate the nation

Drought-buster road would speed freight, irrigate the nation

IMAGINE a 150kmh road built on high-tech plastic pipes between Weipa and Melbourne to enable convoys of self-driving trucks to carry freight.

Wed 2 Aug 2017

Flashback to dark days of coal crisis

Flashback to dark days of coal crisis

AUSTRALIA'S coal miners were striking and Prime Minister Ben Chifley was threatening to send soldiers into the mines to re-start production in 1949.

Fri 6 Jan 2012

Dog lover refuses reward

Dog lover refuses reward

IT'S NOT often you come across someone who would refuse a $200 reward for finding a lost dog.