TIMES GONE BY:
1874: The lease of the Gladstone reservoir has been purchased from the Municipal Council for 12 months by M Kelly for £70 pounds, the highest price it has ever received.
A young man named Spencer, in the employ of Mr W Mills, blacksmith, of this town, was severely injured while shoeing a horse, which lunged and threw him down and trampled on him.
1929: A very interesting tennis match took place on the Pastime Club's court against a team from Calliope. Pastime won by 24 games.
1957: Free Flights: School children selected for Saturday's free flight on Queensland Airlines are - GIRLS: L. Bingham, M Dwyer, P Huth, J Last, J Laurie, F McDonald, S Payton, M Moire, C Murray, J Phillips, L Ringland; BOYS: J Anderson, B Brown, R Butcher, D Friend, J Hayward, G Hill, N Kitto, J Lewis, R Martin, P McLeod, T Moore, R Patrick, I Smythe.
1961: The switch-on ceremony for the electricity extensions to the Targinnie area, which was conducted in the Targinnie Hall on Friday evening, was very well attended.
The switch on was performed by Miss Alice Spresser, of Seacroft, Targinnie. Mrs Spresser, who is 80 years of age, is the oldest resident in the area.