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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...