G’day, my name is Greg, a 45 y.o bloke who lives and works in Gladstone, Central Queensland. 

Gladstone + Bloke = Gladbloke.   

Gladstone is nestled right on the coast, approximately 6 hours drive north of Brisbane (or an hour by plane), and 100 kilometres south of Rockhampton, and the Tropic of Capricorn. 


Several major industries have been built here in the last 40 years, and with the influx of workers, associated small businesses, and contracting firms, it has gone from being a small sea side village to a small city.  Several more industries are vying to build here as well, as the deep water harbour, access to reliable supplies of coal, gas and good quality workers make our city a very attractive proposition indeed.   

After eight years of living in Brisbane, my wife and I returned to Gladstone in 1996, to bring up our children in a relatively safe and friendly environment.  Gladstone has become home again, and will be for many years to come.     

Life here is pretty good.  Great weather, handy to kid safe beaches, some of the best fishing in the country, and great camping spots… if the locals share them with you!  

When I’m not at work, I can usually be found cruising round town on my pushbike, working on our house, mooching around the library (the best library in the State), swimming at the beach, doing a spot of fishing, scribbling away at one of my many unfinished novels, or exploring the region on my motorbike.  It’s tough, but someone’s got to do it 🙂

I hope you enjoy the blog, feel free to leave a comment, or fire me an email: gregbray@iprimus.com.au