Photo collection brings readers close to the action of 2012
FROM moments of joy to those of grief, The Observer has been there to capture and share the news-making and life-changing episodes in some of our residents' lives.
Observer photographers get to view the news from a unique perspective, and have put together a collection of the best pictures from 2012, providing a snapshot of what made news across the region this year.
The collection includes dramatic shots from big news stories as well as local faces, sporting events and lots of cute kids.
Photographers Brenda Strong, Christopher Chan and Tom Huntley have driven countless hours, from one end of the Gladstone region to the other, in an effort to bring readers closer to the action.