What happened on Boxing Day in Gladstone in the past?
WHAT happened on Boxing Day in Gladstone in the past?
History writer Paulette Flint has found out what occurred in 1916 and 1936.
1916: At the last meeting of the Town Council it was decided that the council was in favour of the acceptance of Mr IS Crow's offer in regard to the lighting of the streets by electricity and that the sub-committee be asked to table an agreement for confirmation.
The proposal provides for 14 lamps at a total cost of £210 per annum.
The offer is for a 10 year agreement, with Ald Breslin, Harvey, Hixon and Stapleton in favour of the whole town being specially rated.
1936: Mr Arthur Rideout, a selector in the Mount Larcom district for many years, passed away at his residence on Friday morning after a long illness.
He took a keen interest in local affairs and in sport .
He is survived by his wife and son.
The many friends of Mr A Salmoni in the Ambrose district were shocked to hear of his death on Sunday night.
Although Mr Salmoni has been ailing for the past few months, his death was most unexpected.
As a Justice of the Peace, a councillor in the Calliope shire, secretary of the local Fruit Growers' Association, chairman of the local LPA, Mr Salmoni took a deep interest in public affairs and was held in high esteem throughout the settlement.