Body found in Auckland Creek
1922: A sensation was caused this morning by the discovery in Auckland Creek of the body of Mr Stephen James Bull (secretary of the Gladstone Harbour Board).
Some of the men employed on the new extension at Auckland Point, noticed the board’s office door open, the secretary’s coat hanging on the wall, and his spectacles on the table, but no sign of him could be found.
A little while later his body was discovered held by the leading line of a boat moored in Auckland Creek.
The deceased had been suffering from an affection of the lungs, and was subject to violent fits of coughing.
‘‘ THE DECEASED HAD BEEN SUFFERING FROM AN AFFECTION OF THE LUNGS, AND WAS SUBJECT TO VIOLENT FITS OF COUGHING.
It is presumed that he had an attack this morning, and fell over the side of the jetty. He was unable to swim.
The deceased was 54 years of age and resided at the Grand Hotel. His wife predeceased him three years ago.
1941: The annual fete and sale of work held under the auspices of the Women’s Auxiliary of the RSSAILA took place in the Diggers’ Hall on Friday.
The various stalls were tastefully decorated and the business of buying and selling was carried on briskly during the afternoon.
The function was officially opened by Mr PA Friend, who referred to the good work of the Auxiliary in assisting the League, and he congratulated the stallholders.
AS WE WERE: View looking towards Auckland Creek, circa 1916.