gladstone history

What did a 3yo girl do on the Grand Hotel Gladstone bar?

Premium Content What did a 3yo girl do on the Grand Hotel Gladstone bar?

On May 18, 1993, at 1pm, The Grand Hotel was destroyed by fire.

FEATURE: Publican drank diluted spirits of salts and died

Premium Content FEATURE: Publican drank diluted spirits of salts and died

Calliope’s original pub was known as the Sun Hotel.

Book tells truth of Gladstone Indigenous plight

Premium Content Book tells truth of Gladstone Indigenous plight

“For first nations people in the Gladstone region, colonisation meant tragedy.”

Where was Gladstone’s first pub?

Premium Content Where was Gladstone’s first pub?

And why did it want two dozen barmaids - fat, round and oval?

Step back in time: Gladstone Commercial Hotel’s rich history

Premium Content Step back in time: Gladstone Commercial Hotel’s rich history

Now called the Reef Hotel, the premises was purchased by the Ganim family in...

Dinosaur fossils could make Gladstone global hotspot

Premium Content Dinosaur fossils could make Gladstone global hotspot

“Knowing that there is more out there close to Gladstone is fantastic.”

Historian reflects on 25 years of columns

Premium Content Historian reflects on 25 years of columns

From street names to historical yarns from the pages of The Observer...

FLASHBACK: How Gladstone fared in Spanish flu

Premium Content FLASHBACK: How Gladstone fared in Spanish flu

SOME may have referenced the Spanish flu amid the Covid-19 pandemic, but it’s not...

Couple still loved-up 65 years on

Premium Content Couple still loved-up 65 years on

For over half a century, this couple has endured ups and downs and shared their...

Popular family recognised with street sign honour

Premium Content Popular family recognised with street sign honour

More than 30 family members gathered for a special reunion.

Surprising history behind your Gladstone street name

Premium Content Surprising history behind your Gladstone street name

Did you know Agnes St isn't named after Agnes Water?

Meeting to help shape Yacht Club's future

Premium Content Meeting to help shape Yacht Club's future

Future of Gladstone Yacht Club still remains up in the air.

Gladstone region on show in three new music videos

Premium Content Gladstone region on show in three new music videos

One of the songs is about the plight of farmers living in drought.

Gladstone then and now, three decades of difference revealed

Premium Content Gladstone then and now, three decades of difference revealed

Old documents giving us a hint into the city as it was before.

The birth and death of Ticor's Gladstone cyanide plant

Premium Content The birth and death of Ticor's Gladstone cyanide plant

37 pages of cabinet documents from 1988 tell it all.

TIMES GONE BY: On this day in Gladstone

TIMES GONE BY: On this day in Gladstone

In 1946, a local fisherman found a man-eating shark in his boat at.

Mr Gladstone's movements

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Mr Gladstone currently enjoys views of Goondoon Street

Historic Old Calliope Pub is getting a major makeover

Premium Content Historic Old Calliope Pub is getting a major makeover

The original structure was built 143 years ago on Old Coach Rd.

Not all of Gladstone's notable icons are set in stone

Premium Content Not all of Gladstone's notable icons are set in stone

Mankind has been sculpting statues for thousand's of years.

Flashback: On this day in Gladstone

Flashback: On this day in Gladstone

In 1953, there was a new honour board for bowls club.

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