Today in history: Thief robs cafe for £17 in 1941

ON THIS day (November 26) in Gladstone history:


A meeting of the Air Raid Wardens has been called for tomorrow night at 8 o'clock at the Fire Station a large attendance is requested.

During the early hours of Monday morning, the premises of the Sydney Café (Mr J Psaradelis, proprietor) were entered and notes and silver amounting to £17 were stolen, the till having been forced open. Entry to the café was gained through the back entrance. The robbery is now in the hands of the police.

Mrs Harriet Kirkwood, who passed away last Thursday, was born at Laurel Bank, Rockhampton, and came to Beecher in 1886 with her late husband, Mr Joseph Mark Kirkwood. Her father, Mr Harbourne, was manager of the meatworks there in the early days.


At the monthly meeting of the Gladstone Red Cross branch there were present Mesdames Kahler (president), G Smith, A Friend, Johnston, Rigby, Golding, Williamson, Flanagan, Radford and Messrs Draper, Rigby, Connellan and Ricketts (secretary). Mrs Kahler reported that the convenor of the hospital and library section, Mrs Draper, had been absent from town for the past two months. The weekly visits to the hospital had been continued. Mrs Byrne had consented to help for the next few months.