Gladstone and Smithtown are joint
towns, only separated by the Macleay River. Gladstone is an old
historic precinct that goes back over a 100 years. Smithtown by
contrast and for the most part, is a post war community, but with
strong links to a much earlier era. These towns will be encounted when
travelling between South West Rocks and
Gladstone is a
small town on the banks of the Macleay River. The town of Gladstone
lies across on the southern side of the river.
The town was
named after Robert Smith, a member of the New South Wales Legislative
Assembly, when the post office was established in 1877.
the other hand is also a small town on the banks of the Macleay River.
The town of Smithtown lies across on the northern side of the
was named after Robert Smith, a member of the New South Wales
historic. Smithtown is industrial.
Churches in Gladstone are classic. There are no churches in Smithtown.
in Gladstone is heritage listed. The Smithtown Riverside Hotel is now
Was this building its forerunner???
War Memorial is a significant acknowledgement for such a small town.
and interesting buildings are in Gladstone.
These two towns
are quite historic; the temptation to linger awhile should not be