Gold Discovered in Gympie

James Nash discovered gold in Gympie in Nash’s Gully in 1867. After which, it started a wild rush to the Gympie goldfields. The goldfields eventually yielded over £14 million worth. Gympie became known as the “town that saved Queensland”.

Mary Street 1868

Early view of Mary Street and Nash Gully now the Fiveways from Caledonian Hill Gympie 1868

Mary Street and Nash Gully now the Fiveways

How Gympie was found

How Gympie was found

Mary Street, 1868

Mary Street, 1868

For the full article: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article188171830

 

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