Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. It is roughly 550 km 340 mi by street north of Brisbane and 100 km 62 mi south-east of Rockhampton. Arranged between the Calliope and Boyne Rivers, Gladstone is home to Queensland's biggest multi-ware shipping port. Gladstone is the biggest settlement inside and the seat of the Gladstone Regional Council, which shaped in 2008 amalgamating three previous nearby government regions. Prior to European settlement, the Gladstone district was home of the Toolooa or Tulua, Meerooni and Baiali or Byellee Aboriginal clans.
In May 1770, the HM Bark Endeavor, under the direction of James Cook, cruised by the passageway to Gladstone Harbor under the front of dimness. Matthew Flinders, amid his 1801– 1803 circumnavigation of Australia, turned into the main recorded European to locate the harbor in August 1802. He named the harbor Port Curtis, after Admiral Roger Curtis, a man who was of help to Flinders a year sooner at the Cape of Good Hope. John Oxley directed further investigation of the harbor and encompassing wide open in November 1823. Oxley was pretentious of the district, taking note of the harbor was hard to enter, the field was excessively dry, and the timber futile for development purposes.