On this day: Governor visited to open railway line

August 18

1910: The Governor, accompanied by the Parliamentary party, including the Minister for Railways, arrived in Many Peaks on August 12 for the opening of the railway line from Gladstone to Many Peaks.

An address of welcome was presented to His Excellency, who briefly responded, thanking the residents for their welcome.

Shortly afterwards a ribbon, held by two young ladies, was stretched across the line.

The Governor, Mr Paget and Mr Crow, President of the Progress Association, mounted the engine, which was driven through the flimsy barrier and Sir W McGregor formally declared the line open.

The school children sang the national anthem.

Later His Excellency and the party visited the Many Peaks mine and were shown over the workings.

At the subsequent celebration banquet, Mr Crow presided.

The Chairman proposed His Excellency's health, and presented him with a beautifully bound volume of views of the district.

1946: The high cost of electricity under the new Regional Board charges has deprived Gladstone residents of unrestricted use of unlimited water supplies.

Gladstone gets its water from the Boyne River, but the council, alarmed at the current needed for pumping, has imposed restrictions.



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