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Historian reflects on 25 years of columns

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

Surprising history behind your Gladstone street name

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

Times Gone By: Barney Pt picnic for a king

Times Gone By: Barney Pt picnic for a king

'A public meeting was held last week to arrange for a demonstration'

Times Gone By: Afternoon tea draws big crowd

Times Gone By: Afternoon tea draws big crowd

'About 50 members of the junior Red Cross were present'

Times Gone By: Hockey rivalry has long history

Times Gone By: Hockey rivalry has long history

Gladstone won the day by beating Rockhampton in the main match

Times Gone By: Adrift boat in danger of sinking

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'The Nautilus was drifting rapidly in a sinking condition'

Times Gone By: Calliope girl, 8, murdered

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'The girl, Katie, was sent by her mother on Saturday evening'

Times Gone By: Death of a respected resident

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''He went to live in the Calliope district'

Times Gone By: Ill-judged decision cost miner

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''There are some nasty short pinches on the road'

Times Gone By: Dispatch from the battlefield

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'Half of us were put in a machine gun company'

Times Gone By: Mt Larcom pioneer mourned

Times Gone By: Mt Larcom pioneer mourned

'He was also prominent in the social sphere as a bass singer'

Times Gone By: Sailing club opens new facilities

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'Many of the speakers paid tribute to the stalwarts'

Times Gone By: Popular resident mourned

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'She settled with her young husband at Parsons Point'

Times Gone By: Blaze destroys sawmill

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'The Fire Brigade was soon on the spot and did good work'

Times Gone By: Labourer drowns in harbour

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'Mannion, who was sitting in the stern, fell overboard'

Times Gone By: Construction starts on railway line

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'The Governor performed the ceremony amid cheers'

Times Gone By: Woman speared by catfish

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'When she raised the line - the catfish sprang up'

Times Gone By: Counterfeit operation busted

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''The pair was coming and going all the time'

Times Gone By: Severe injuries while fencing

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'Mrs Menzies washed the wound with carbolic and water'

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