Flashback: On this day in Gladstone
1950: The death in late November at the Gladstone Hospital of Mrs Ruby Gertrude McDonald, at the age of 67 years, was received with deep regret in Gladstone and district.
The deceased was born at Barmundoo Station in 1882 where her father, Mr RDS Harpur was manager.
Most of her childhood was spent at Barmundoo, which coupled with Milton and Calliope Stations, at that time covered practically all of the country between Boyne and Calliope Rivers, extending from the coast to the Dawes Range.
Later, in 1898, Richard Harpur selected "Hyblah” in the Boyne Valley where he resided with his wife, his son, Ian Douglas, and four daughters, Emily, May, Ruby and Violet, for many years.
The deceased was married to Mr WAF McDonald at "Hyblah” in 1904, the occasion being marked by a double wedding - her twin sister Violet was married to Maxwell Dunlop.
Mr and Mrs McDonald's first home was at Ubobo and when their holding was resumed for soldier settlement at World War 1, they moved to their present homestead "Cluden”, Wietalaba, in 1921.
1937: £3 ($6) made up of small silver, the property of Mr Summers, was stolen from the Swimming Baths. The theft has been reported to the police.