Where did I get all this useless information. See attached prints!!!!
Saturday, 26 March 2011
Gladstone Proper What's In A Name ?
Was meaning to mention right after first arriving in Gladstone. The name 'Gladstone' comes from William Ewart Gladstone. Apparently he was 4 times the Prime Minister in UK. I did not know that.Gladstone town was originally called Port Curtis and had been ear marked to be a new town for development made up of a mixture of new arrivals from England and 'expired' convicts from Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania). That was back in the 1830's. It all come to nothing but later the Governor Fitzroy announced in 1853 that the town officially be know as "Gladstone'.So there you have it. This fact might, I say might with a small 'm', come in useful if you attend lots of Pub Quiz nights and they have run out of questions or have decided to concentrating on a 'University Challenge' type thing based on what you know about Gladstone, QLD. Otherwise not much use is it!?.......