Garages & Servos

Highlighting the history of a few of our early garages and servos, including:
A. V. Lilley ~ City Motor Garage (Batson’s) ~ Dore Bros. Garage ~ Gilliland & Dunwoody, Gilliland’s Garage ~ The Gympie Motor Co. ~ Otto’s Ever Ready Service Station ~ Madill’s~ Olds Motor Co.  ~  Sheedy Motors  ~ Imbil: Gilroy’s Service Station, Sim’s Garage ~ Kilkivan Motor Garage, The Kilkivan Mercantile Co. ~  Anderson Bros., Goomeri

Welcome to our first online Local History Talk. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gympie Regional Libraries are bringing our programs and services to you in a fully online environment whilst our libraries are temporarily closed to the public. You can follow our YouTube Channel here for our children’s storytimes, local history talks, tinker table/STEAM activities and other workshops including craft. Join us for our LIVE events too via Facebook. We are also on Instagram.

Enjoy, and don’t forget – if you have any stories, memories or photos to share, we’d love to hear from you! Email us 

Ernest William Batson opened City Motor Garage in Mary Street, in 1916. Moving to Mellor Street in 1922, further trading there for 60+ years.