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Ernest Lone’s Funeral – by Betty Laver

Ernest Lone’s funeral coming up William St 1919  Ernie’s grandparents Richard & Lydia Lone were the lighthouse keepers at Gatcombe Heads for many years from 1873.  Andrew Lone (son...

The Lone Date Palm – by Betty Laver

The lone palm tree, near the site where the Clinton Hotel was built. In August 1877, Laurens Janson bought a small parcel of land on the...

The Embassy Theatre – by Betty Laver

After Trevor Upton started showing movies at the newly built Town Hall, the Gladstone Theatres Ltd opened the Embassy Theatre on the 2nd November 1935, This was...

The Young Australian Hotel before 1900  – by Betty Laver

Before 1900 three hotels had opened their doors as the greatly increased arrivals of passengers through the port of Gladstone placed a strain on...

The Bronze Fire Warning Bell

This bronze fire warning bell has a long history in Gladstone – It was cast in England in 1881 and was used by the...

Gladstone National Seniors Tour Tasmania

Forty-seven members (myself included) of Gladstone National Seniors enjoyed eight glorious, fine sunny days touring the east coast of Tasmania earlier this month. The...

Aged Charity Workers – By Betty Laver

We often hear of aged people who do much charitable work for the different originations around town and I tip my hat to all...

Pat Kelly – Back to Bracewell for 100th Birthday

  Anne Patricia (Pat) Kelly (nee Brady) was born towards the end of WW1 on 16th March 1918. During Pat’s 100 years on this earth she...

Gwen Coyle – Dancing into the next 100 Years – By...

Centenarians, Gwen Coyle and Pat Kelly celebrated with friends and family at the Gladstone Botanical Gardens on Thursday 8th March 2018 as a plaque...

Thelma Eiseman – A Century of Style

Thelma Eiseman will celebrate her 100th birthday on 4th March 2018 and will be honoured with a plaque on the centenarians statue and a...