Cinnabar, Queensland

Cinnabar, Queensland Cinnabar, near Kilkivan, was an important locality in the mining era in the late 1870’s. Mercury was mined at Cinnabar. When the railway was extended to the South Burnett in 1899,… Continue reading

The opening of the Brisbane to Gympie Railway

The opening of the Brisbane to Gympie Railway The opening of the Brisbane to Gympie Railway. On 18 July 1891 the Brisbane to Gympie Railway was officially opened. The Governor, Premier, and members… Continue reading

The Gympie Stock Exchange

The Gympie Stock Exchange The Gympie Stock Exchange first began in 1884 with the Mayor Mr. W. Ferguson as president. The Gympie Stock Exchange formed after gold production increased and it continued until… Continue reading

The Cherry Venture

The Cherry Venture was a 1600 ton cargo ship of Scandinavian origin which ran aground on Teewah Beach on 6 July 1973. It became a tourist attraction and over the years rusted away.… Continue reading

Mini-Computer for City Council

Mini-Computer for City Council How times have changed. Computers are getting smaller in size, bigger in capacity and cheaper in price compared to 1975. Taken from The Gympie Times July 3 1975 p.… Continue reading

Woolooga Township

We found a few historical photographs of Woolooga: from photos of the lovely hotel that was burnt down in 1936 to the promotion of land release in 1913. Gympie Times article can be… Continue reading

Fires of Gympie

Fires of Gympie Gympie has had several fires over the years. We have found a few photos of buildings after a fire. We also have a few before and after photos. In 2011… Continue reading

Ads from the past

A bit of a flashback to ads in the Gympie Times in 1948. We found all of these searching The Gympie Times Newspaper on Trove (National Library of Australia) This content is a… Continue reading

Traveston Creek Rail Accident

On the 9 June 1925 the mail train to Rockhampton derailed on a bridge across Traveston Creek. Nine people were killed and 50 were injured. You can read more on the State Library… Continue reading

The Gold Fields Bill

The Gold Fields Bill was tabled in the Legislative Assembly in order to regulate the Gold Fields of Queensland. The first reading in the Legislative Assembly, Queensland Parliament of the Gold Fields Bill… Continue reading