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 a strong westerly wind, and the efforts of the Fire Brigade were hampered by a lack of pressure in the water main, which had been damaged in the floods and had not been repaired.” [taken from: The High School: Gympie State High School 1912-2012, published by Gympie State High School 2012, pp64.]

Gympie State High School Cootharaba Rd

Gympie State High School Cootharaba Rd

Gympie State High School ca. 1930. 1930 - SLQ. 1930

Gympie State High School ca. 1930. 1930 – SLQ. 1930

Gympie State High School Columbia Extended Mine in the foreground

Gympie State High School Columbia Extended Mine in the foreground (JOL15904)

Gympie State High School 1950s

Gympie State High School 1950s

1955 Flood Gympie State High School

1955 Flood Gympie State High School

The fire at Gympie State High School 1955

The fire at Gympie State High School 1955

Aerial view of Gympie State High School c1960's

Aerial view of Gympie State High School c1960’s

 

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