In 1936, the CWA younger set attended a summer camp at Barney Point Seaside Cottage.
In 1936, the CWA younger set attended a summer camp at Barney Point Seaside Cottage. Mike Richards GLAGLA281015CAHV

FLASHBACK: On this day in Gladstone

1936: All branches of the CWA younger set within comfortable travelling distance of Gladstone were invited to attend the summer camp organised by the Gladstone Younger Set which took place at the Barney Point Seaside Cottage from Oct 30 to Nov 1.

The 28 girls who took part proclaimed it a most successful and happy camp. The program commenced with physical exercises at 7 am.

After breakfast, swimming, a visit to town, and to a large overseas ship loading sugar, provided an interesting morning.

The official opening was performed by Miss Chapman at 3:30 pm, who welcomed the visiting members.

The president, Miss Gairdner, spoke of the advantages to be gained by the younger sets meeting in the camp.

On Saturday night, the girls enjoyed a Halloween night arranged by the Gladstone Younger Set in the CWA Hall.

The decorations were the traditional Halloween ones and dancing and games provided an enjoyable program.

The "Ghost of Gunman Joe” caused amusement and shrieks and a witch distributed fortunes. On Sunday, after exercises and a talk on camp craft, the girls boarded a motor launch for a harbour trip.

Mr W McLeod placed his launch at the disposal of the girls for transfer from and to the camp, and Mr HW Vallis loaned his launch for the harbour trip. Refreshments were served on Quoin Island.