Allegiance declared to the Queen
1957: SEVEN new Australians declared their allegiance to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and received their naturalisation certificates in an impressive ceremony at the Town Hall. The candidates were Mr and Mrs A Mostert, Mrs E Kapeechkin, Messrs O Blums, N Schedney, A Looyegna and H Sajdl, all of Gladstone.
ON the seventeenth of July, the Gladstone Observer will be issued in tabloid form. Since the first issue of the paper in the year 1868, the Gladstone Observer had appeared in its present form first as a weekly at sixpence (five cents) per copy. The paper will be much enlarged and every effort will be made to keep our readers abreast with happenings in Gladstone and district. Because of the increased size and cost of producing the Gladstone Observer, the price per copy will be increased to four pence (3 cents).
1958: SO much moving in Auckland Street lately that it rather resembles musical chairs. Mrs Arthur Friend has shifted into her attractive blue shuttered home on Auckland Hill, whilst the Gordon Friend family are in the midst of moving into her old home, Shalimar. The Arch McEachran family, who were on the corner of Roseberry and Auckland Streets, have moved into the house next door.