Monthly Archive: July, 2017

Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher Andrew Fisher was born on 29 August 1862 at Crosshouse, near Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, Scotland. He immigrated to Australia in 1885. After various positions in Queensland he arrived in Gympie in 1888… Continue reading

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