History

Wed 30 Jan 2019

Times Gone By: Wedding at St Saviour's

Times Gone By: Wedding at St Saviour's

"The bride's frock was of French satin featuring a fitting bodice and sleeves appliquéd with Chantilly lace and the neckline finished in a scalloped...

Tue 29 Jan 2019

Times Gone By: Spearfishing club names life member

Times Gone By: Spearfishing club names life member

"John is probably the youngest member of any organisation ever to have received this honour.”

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Times Gone By: Newlyweds to settle at Mt Larcom

Times Gone By: Newlyweds to settle at Mt Larcom

"Her bouquet was of pink antignon and maidenhair fern and she carried a Honiton lace handkerchief, fully sixty years old, made by her grandmother.”

Thu 24 Jan 2019

Times Gone By: A pretty Gladstone wedding

Times Gone By: A pretty Gladstone wedding

"The bride, who was given away by her father, was gowned in ivory flat crepe made on slender lines and trimmed with petals of angel skin lace.”

Wed 23 Jan 2019

Times Gone By: Reservoir bursts its banks

Times Gone By: Reservoir bursts its banks

"Fortunately, no human habitation was in its way, and no loss of life occurred, but the catastrophe is a serious one for Gladstone.”

Tue 22 Jan 2019

Times Gone By: A rough time on the ocean

premium_icon Times Gone By: A rough time on the ocean

"The wind blew at times at hurricane force and huge seas were encountered.”

Mon 21 Jan 2019

Times Gone By: Beautiful Gladstone wedding

premium_icon Times Gone By: Beautiful Gladstone wedding

"The bride looked charming in her ankle-length frock of white mariette, made on princess lines, with shirred side panels of georgette.”

Fri 18 Jan 2019

Times Gone By: Curtains close for ringmaster

Times Gone By: Curtains close for ringmaster

In 1889, a well known circus proprietor died at the Metropolitan Hotel.

Thu 17 Jan 2019

Times Gone By: Daring feat at water ballet show

premium_icon Times Gone By: Daring feat at water ballet show

In 1950, the most breathtaking act was the Monte Cristo when one performer, tied in a bag, was thrown off the three metre board.

Wed 16 Jan 2019

Times Gone By: No access to water on weekends

Times Gone By: No access to water on weekends

In 1970, water contractors were buying water from the council at $6 per 1000 gallons and selling it to Clinton residents up to 40c for delivery above $6.

Tue 15 Jan 2019

Times Gone By: More space needed for council

Times Gone By: More space needed for council

In 1959, Gladstone council found out space at Town Hall was getting tight.

Mon 14 Jan 2019

Mystery lingers decades after Bundaberg woman went missing

premium_icon Mystery lingers decades after Bundaberg woman went missing

A DECADES old mystery involving a young, well-known Bundaberg woman has never been solved.

Sat 12 Jan 2019

Old photo brings up 'humbling' memories for former principal

premium_icon Old photo brings up 'humbling' memories for former principal

These two have touched thousands of lives in Gladstone over the years, and now residents have spoken out to share their own fond memories of the couple.

Thu 10 Jan 2019

Times Gone By: Merchant reopens for business after fire

Times Gone By: Merchant reopens for business after fire

In 1938, fire destroyed the Messrs Friends general merchants building.

Wed 9 Jan 2019

Times Gone By: Beautiful wedding at Methodist Church

Times Gone By: Beautiful wedding at Methodist Church

1954: The bride, who was escorted by her father, Mr Jack Draper, wore a gorgeous gown of Chinese silk lace over satin.

Tue 8 Jan 2019

Times Gone By: Boyne Valley CWA gets its own home

Times Gone By: Boyne Valley CWA gets its own home

In 1959, The Littlemore Hall, which was handed over to the branch for removal, is now complete and the branch met for the first time in its own rooms.

Gladstone then and now, three decades of difference revealed

premium_icon Gladstone then and now, three decades of difference revealed

Old documents are giving us a hint into Gladstone's climate and demographics from 31 years ago.

Mon 7 Jan 2019

TIMES GONE BY: Memorable dance held at Calliope

TIMES GONE BY: Memorable dance held at Calliope

In 1959, about a dozen charming young ladies entered for the Belle of the Ball.

Sat 5 Jan 2019

The birth and death of Ticor's Gladstone cyanide plant

premium_icon The birth and death of Ticor's Gladstone cyanide plant

The plant opened late in 1989 at a site 10km west of the Gladstone CBD, and closed in 2004.

Thu 3 Jan 2019

Times Gone By: On this day in Gladstone

Times Gone By: On this day in Gladstone

In 1957, Tannum Sands welcomed a new hall.

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