Monthly Archive: May, 2017

Prince of Wales visit, 1920

HRH Edward, Prince of Wales visited Gympie on Tuesday 3 August 1920. Captain George Thomas had the honour of presenting the cadet’s guard of honour to His Royal Highness. A reception was held… Continue reading

Gympie High School

“On the evening of Wednesday 18 May, the main school building was destroyed in less than an hour by one of the most spectacular fires in Gympie’s history. The blaze was fanned by… Continue reading

Gympie Show

On Saint Patrick’s Day 17 March 1877 a ploughing match was held near the Seven Mile Hotel on Brisbane Road. It was such a success that the Gympie Times wrote an article suggesting… Continue reading

Coronation Celebrations

Gympie celebrated the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey, London, on 12 May 1937. This of course comes after the abdication of the Prince of Wales to marry… Continue reading

Gympie Airport

Billed as one of the ”biggest event’s in Gympie’s history”, the Gympie airport at Kybong was opened on 7 May 1966 by the Federal Minister for aviation, Mr R.W. Swartz at 2pm. The… Continue reading

Gympie Eisteddfod

In 1885 Gympie hosted one of the first eisteddfods. We have a selection of program covers and the committee from the 49th eisteddfod. This content is a part of G150: Celebrating 150 years… Continue reading

Gympie Courthouse/Land Office

The Gympie Court House/Land Office opened in 1875. This content is a part of G150: Celebrating 150 years of Gympie. #g150 #gympie150

ANZAC Day

As in all towns across Australia, Gympie commemorated ANZAC day each year with a march. For many years Captain George Thomas lead the march. This content is a part of G150: Celebrating 150 years… Continue reading

Bert Hinkler landed in Memorial Park in 1921.

Bert Hinkler landed in Memorial Park in 1921. The people of Gympie came out to see the aviator land in Memorial Park. This content is a part of G150: Celebrating 150 years of… Continue reading

Wide Bay Cooperative Dairy Company

Wide Bay Cooperative Dairy Company. The Wide Bay Cooperative Dairy Company was located on Tozer Street from 1906 and in 1925 built one of Australia’s largest butter factories, a reflection of the region’s… Continue reading