Fire Destroys Upper Mary Street

On 3 January 1891 fire destroyed many businesses in Upper Mary Street in Gympie, Queensland. The fire broke out at around 12.30am and burnt out many neighbouring properties. According to reports there was no water to stop the fire.

Articles from newspaper reports at the time depicted the fire as “extensive” or “disastrous”.

There is a selection of articles below that report on the fire.

Great Fire at Gympie

From: Western Star and Roma Advertiser (Toowoomba, Qld. : 1875 – 1948), Wednesday 7 January 1891, page 2p

Disastrous Fire at Gympie

From: Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1860 – 1947), Monday 5 January 1891, page 2

Disastrous Fires – Gympie Partially Burnt Down

From: Colac Herald (Vic. : 1875 – 1918), Tuesday 6 January 1891, page 3


This content is a part of G150: Celebrating 150 years of Gympie.

All articles were downloaded from Trove