mackay history

Walkley-award winning former Daily Mercury editor dies

Premium Content Walkley-award winning former Daily Mercury editor dies

Mackay has lost a fearless defender of the region, a storyteller and historian

Flashback: When a Beatles member lived in the Whitsundays

Premium Content Flashback: When a Beatles member lived in the Whitsundays

The island’s largest home was later embroiled in a legal scandal that went all the...

‘You were young … you thought you were bulletproof’

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A 96-year-old soldier will be honoured today in a ceremony

Snake handling a dangerous business for Ram Chandra

Snake handling a dangerous business for Ram Chandra

Playing with snakes was a dangerous business for Ram Chandra, who made it his...

Meet one of Mackay’s most influential architects

Meet one of Mackay’s most influential architects

Most of his collection is entered in the local and state heritage registers for the...

ScoMo’s slavery denial a ‘kick in the guts’

Premium Content ScoMo’s slavery denial a ‘kick in the guts’

Mackay South Sea Islander questions PM’s lack of education about Australian slave...

Soulmates of 67 years die within four days of each other

Premium Content Soulmates of 67 years die within four days of each other

Shirley and Roy McLean remained together in life and death.