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First published in The Age on February 1, 1998 In the depths of despair The stab of a finger on a hand-held counter sealed the fate of two young Americans abandoned on the Great Barrier Reef this week. Tom...

First published in The Age on January 20, 1981 FREEDOM FLIGHT Hostage jets set to leave Tehran America's 52 diplomatic hostages, imprisoned in Iran for 443 days, should be free today. David Roeder...

First published in The Age on January 19, 1957 'Argus' to be Closed Down Today; 'Herald' Buys Assets The "Argus" is published today for the last time. It is closing down...

First published in The Age on January 19, 1996 Rural Spirit revives a historic ghost town Warrock Station coach house.Credit:The Age Archives The ring of the hammer and the scrape of the saw is again...

First published in The Age on January 17, 1977 A posthumous Oscar? Australian actor Peter Finch, who died on Friday night, probably of a heart attack, could win an Oscar for playing a character who suffers...

First published in The Age January 16, 1939 WORST DISASTER IN AUSTRALIA’S HISTORY Total Deaths 64 Refugees from the Ada Mill near Noojee emerge from a dugout. Many Trapped at Mills Whole Family Lost...

First published in The Age on December 11, 1985 Tiny Booby Island once a crossroads of civilisation Archaeologists have discovered what they believe is the only site where five cultures associated with...

First published in The Age on December 10, 1971 Lost at sea: $100,000 and two lifebelts Currency worth $100,000 – and two lifebelts – are missing from the line Orcades due in Fremantle this morning...

First published in The Age on November 28, 1998 Life without Brian, but it goes on for Pete's sake And so, with the avuncular grin and those familiar blue eyes sporting a suggestion of a tear, he...

Save articles for later Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. First published in The Age on November 14, 1995 No new year for Mietta's – Mietta's, an institution,...

Save articles for later Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. First published in The Age on November 5, 1961 Luck, Skill Climax to 3½ Hour Airport Drama Canberra , Sunday –...

First published in The Age on October 23, 1894 THE RICHMOND POISONING CASE EXECUTION OF MARTHA NEEDLE The last scene in the tragedy known as the Richmond poisoning case was enacted yesterday morning, when...

First published in The Age on October 1, 1990 Patrick White dies, aged 78; an era is over Patrick White, the author, died at his Sydney home early yesterday. He was 78. Patrick White at his home in 1984.Credit:Philip...

First published in The Age on September 22, 1982 Gang’s $600,000 mid-air snatch fails Brisbane – An Alert TAA porter yesterday foiled a Melbourne gang’s attempt to steal in mid-air $600,000 belonging...

First published in The Age on September 10, 1958 Fitzroy as It Was 100 Years Ago The Lord Mayor (Cr. F. W. Thomas) last night described Fitzroy as a "beautiful parkland area, inhabited by the wealthy." City...

First published in The Age on August 14, 1940 TEN KILLED IN AIR CRASH AT CANBERRA THREE MINISTERS Sir Brudenell White and R.A.A.F. Crew Wreckage from the crash in which 10 people died in Canberra.Credit:National...