Times Gone By: QAL plant officially opened

3 August

1967: QAL Opening: The official opening of the Alumina Plant took place on Friday 4 August by the Premier of Queensland, Mr G. F. R. Nicklin. 

Over 300 guests were flown to Brisbane for the pre-opening celebration dinner at Lennon's Hotel on Thursday evening.

On Friday morning in one of Australia's largest airlifts, the guests were flown in special chartered aircraft - Electras, Fokker Friendships and a Falcon Jet, to Gladstone for the official opening ceremony.

Guests were taken from the airport for a detailed inspection tour of the plant in nine specially chartered buses brought from the south.

Following the official opening and a luncheon at Yaralla Hostel the guests were then airlifted back to Brisbane.


1977: Birth: Adamson - Peter and Denise (nee Young) welcome with love the arrival of Matthew Michael 3.4 kg (7 lb 8 oz) on 1 August 1977. Thanks to Doctor and staff.

Kukulies - Eddie and Barb proudly announce the arrival of daughter Wendy Ann, 4 August 1977, 8 lb 1½ oz, (3.7kg) both well.

1967: Birth: Anderson - To John and Elene (nee Payne) a son - Bradley John. Born Gladstone Hospital, July 29, 1967.

Bulow - To Ron and Nancy (nee Day) at Gladstone General Hospital on July 21 - a daughter, Dianne Margaret. Both Well.

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