Times Gone By: Link with early history of Gladstone dies

August 10

1933: A link with the early history of Gladstone was severed with the passing of Mrs Matilda J Hickson, who was in her 77th year.

Born in Brisbane, she has resided in the Port Curtis district since she was eight years of age.

1971: Gladstone Rugby League management committee members observed a minute's silence at last Monday night's meeting in memory of the late Mrs Catherine Deacon, a life member of the Valley Football Club.

Mrs Deacon collapsed at Fry Park on Sunday while watching the Brothers vs Valleys Senior grade match, in which her son Ray was representing Valleys.

Mrs Deacon had been a staunch supporter of football in Gladstone for a good number of years.

The stork was busily engaged at Tannum Sands recently dropping off two sons to two of our young Tannum mothers.

Beryl Beale presented her husband, Robert, with another son, making the young family now three sons and one daughter.

Equally proud of the addition is grandmother, Mrs Tom Beale, of Yeronga, who arrived two weeks ago and intends staying another few weeks.

Jeannie Versace presented husband Graham with their second dark-haired son.

Georgina Brown is Gladstone's entrant in the Queensland Cancer Fund's first Nurse of the Year quest.

Georgina is a student nurse at the Gladstone Hospital.



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