Times gone by

THERE was but little ceremony observed.

The sermons, both morning and evening, were preached by the Rev R Leigh, of Rockhampton.

The attendance would probably have been better had it not been for the inundated state of the surrounding country.

I observe the prayer desk was so arranged as to give the congregation a side view of the robes and face of the reader, the reader's face being towards the east.

This arrangement has been objected to by some of the parishioners, but it is believed an alteration will be made, in deference to those who deprecate ritualistic practices.

1940: Mrs H Jinks, aged 85 years, mother of Captain John Jinks, died at Bororen after a brief illness. Her husband, the late Mr John Jinks, died last year.

Her son, Captain Jinks, of the motor vessel Coptic, visited his home in January last, when his ship called at Gladstone.

The late Mrs Jinks was one of the early pioneers of the Miriam Vale and Bororen districts.

She arrived in Queensland from Scotland when 19 years of age, and for some time lived on the Darling Downs. She then came to Gladstone where she met and married her husband



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