Today in history: Girl, 5, dies on New Year's Eve
ON THIS day (January 1) in Gladstone history:
The annual race meeting of the Gladstone Grassfed Club was held today. Fine weather prevailed. The track was in splendid order. There was a fair attendance. The fields were good and the racing interesting. About £150 was invested on the totalisator. A feature of the meeting was the excellent starting of Mr AE Pearson, while Messrs IS Crow (judge), S Horne (timekeeper), JT Ryalls, and the other officials carried out their duties excellently. Two bookmakers were present. An inquiry was held into the running of Miss Actress in the Novice Handicap, but it was decided to take no action in the matter.
Nancy Worthington, five year old daughter of Mr and Mrs AV Worthington, of Turkey Station, passed away in hospital on New Year's Eve.
Miniature golf is to be introduced to Gladstone and work has now commenced on the preparation of the miniature links, which will be situated at the corner of Goondoon and Bramston Streets, adjoining the Masonic Hall.
The old year passed out quietly in Gladstone, and the first day of the New Year has turned out a hot and sultry day. Rain is badly needed and it is hoped that the present heat may culminate in rains.