City of Gladstone

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City of Gladstone
Queensland
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Location within Queensland
Population 29,085 (2006)[1]
 • Density 197.9/km2 (512.4/sq mi)
Area 147 km2 (56.8 sq mi)
Council seat Gladstone
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Website City of Gladstone
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The City of Gladstone is a former local government area in central Queensland, Australia. It covered the urban locality of Gladstone and parts of the surrounding area.

History[edit]

Following the report of the Local Government Reform Commission released in July 2007, three former local government areas:

were amalgamated to form Gladstone Region on 15 March 2008.[1]

Towns and localities[edit]

Economy[edit]

Being a port city, its local commerce is primarily industrial-based and include large-scale industrial plants include alumina refineries, aluminium smelting, heavy chemicals and shale oil.

Facilities[edit]

Hospital[edit]

Gladstone does contain a hospital, providing a range of facilities including: Emergency, Outpatients, General Medicine and Surgery (including Day Surgery (including Day Surgery), basic Orthopaedics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical Imaging, Pharmacy, Pathology, Central Sterilising.

These services are limited, thus requiring referral to the closest major city (Rockhampton Hospital 110 kilometres (68 mi) away).

Art gallery[edit]

Gladstone has an art gallery run and owned by the Gladstone Regional Council.

Airport[edit]

Gladstone Regional Council has an airport. The Council took control of the assets of the Gladstone Airport which was previously operated by the Gladstone Calliope Aerodrome Board. This Board was a statutory body made up of representatives of the City of Gladstone and Shire of Calliope. It is currently being refurbished and provides both indirect and direct flights only to Brisbane Airport. These services are provided by Qantas Link and Strategic Airlines (as of April 2011).

Mayors[edit]

  • 1881: Walter Benjamin Prizeman [2]
  • 1904: Walter James Prizeman [3]
  • 1913: Walter James Prizeman (2nd time) [3]
  • 1914: Walter James Prizeman (3rd time) [3][4]
  • 1916: Walter James Prizeman (4th time) [3]
  • 1917: John Henry Kessell [5]
  • 1918: John Henry Kessell (2nd time) [5]
  • 1925 Edward Matthew Breslin [6]
  • 1927: Edward Matthew Breslin [7]
  • 1929 - 1930: W.H Ferris [8][9]
  • 1933 - 1941 : Edward Matthew Breslin [10][11][12]
  • 1941: Gideon George Dennis [13]
  • Thomas de Lacey Kellett (several terms prior to 1944), son of William Kellett [11]
  • 1946 - 1961 : John Francis (Jack) O'Malley [14][15]
  • 1979 - 1994 : Colin Brown [15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gladstone Region". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Consolidated Index to Queensland Government Gazette 1859-1919. Queensland Family History Society. 2004. ISBN 1 876613 79 3. 
  3. ^ a b c d "GLADSTONE'S MAYOR,.". Daily Standard (Brisbane, Qld. : 1912 - 1936). Brisbane, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 28 January 1916. p. 3 Edition: SECOND EDITION. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "MAYOR OF GLADSTONE.". Daily Standard (Brisbane, Qld. : 1912 - 1936). Brisbane, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 9 February 1914. p. 6 Edition: SECOND EDITION. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "GLADSTONE'S MAYOR.". Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954). Ipswich (Qld.): National Library of Australia. 9 February 1918. p. 8 Edition: DAILY. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Gladstone Mayor Kept Busy.". The Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1930 - 1956). Rockhampton, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 30 October 1952. p. 26. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  7. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "THE MAYOR.". Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954). Rockhampton, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 30 May 1929. p. 7. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "COUNCIL ELECTIONS.". The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933). Qld.: National Library of Australia. 21 April 1930. p. 9. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "GLADSTONE COUNCIL.". The Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1930 - 1956). Rockhampton, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 13 April 1933. p. 55. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "MAYOR OF GLADSTONE RESIGNS.". Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954). Rockhampton, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 28 August 1941. p. 4. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  12. ^ "ROCKHAMPTON LADIES AND JUNIORS WIN.". Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954). Rockhampton, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 19 December 1938. p. 8. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  13. ^ "MAYOR OF GLADSTONE.". Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954). Rockhampton, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 9 September 1941. p. 7. Retrieved 21 November 2015. 
  14. ^ Unidentified (1947), Mayor of Gladstone J. O'Malley, 1947, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, retrieved 21 November 2015 
  15. ^ a b Unidentified (2009), Remembering 15 Years of Service, The Observer, Queensland, retrieved 15 August 2016 

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Coordinates: 23°50′55.36″S 151°15′35.30″E / 23.8487111°S 151.2598056°E / -23.8487111; 151.2598056