Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Patsy Loves to Fish; Town Hasgone Aheadtoo Quickly

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Patsy Loves to Fish; Town Hasgone Aheadtoo Quickly

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Byline: Julie-Anne Scott

EIGHTY-four year-old Patsy Lee was born in Gladstone and has lived here her entire life.

Patsy was born in the old maternity hospital on the corner of Roseberry Street and Oaka Lane in 1925.

She said Gladstone has a great atmosphere but the best part about living here is the fishing.

"There are plenty of old locals still around and plenty of stories to tell," Patsy said.

"My favourite place in Gladstone used to be shopping in Goondoon Street but that has all changed now," she said.

"The town has gone ahead too quickly."

When asked what she thought about LNG coming to town Patsy said it was terrible.

"We need work and it's great for the workers but why ruin Curtis Island when there is so much land available north of Targinnie."

Patsy said the people in Gladstone today have changed from when she was young.

"People used to stop and talk in the street but that doesn't happen as much anymore," she said. …

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