Category Archive: Gympie

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

Daniel Budd Skyring 1804-1882

  Daniel Budd Skyring was the son of Zachariah Skyringand his wife Mary (Tyzack) of London. He came from a family well-known as builders and surveyors who had also published an annual gazette… Continue reading

Zachariah Skyring Senior (1828- 1894)

Zachariah Skyring Senior was born in England on the 6th January 1828 he was the eldest son of Daniel Budd Skyring and Ellen Lavinia Skyring nee Dunn. The family arrived in Sydney on… Continue reading

Brief history of the Memorial laneway and Memorial Park

The land fronting Reef Street, River Road, and Young Street – now Memorial Park was once the location of the Union and Ferguson Sawmill. The Memorial Laneway situated off Mary Street was originally… Continue reading

Gympie’s Famous Boxing Campion

Archie Bradley was a famous Boxing Champion back in the 1920’s. He was known as the “Gympie Whirlwind” or the “Gympie Tornado”. Archie was born at Wickham Street in Gympie on 4 January… Continue reading

Tree felling contest at the Brisbane Exhibition in 1928

Max Krough dropped in this wonderful story about his father winning the first ever tree felling contest at the Brisbane Exhibition in 1928.  “My father John Krough from Gympie was the winner of… Continue reading

Woolooga Lane

My Grandmother’s name was Elizabeth Ann Thefs and she married Carl Ludwig Taebke. Carl Taebke migrated to Queensland from Pomerania which was part of Prussia and has since been divided between Germany and… Continue reading

Simple Fun

When we were kids back in the 1930’s we would go down to the local creek (North Deep Creek), to the swimming hole particularly if it was a hot day. It was just… Continue reading

Gympie’s First Aboriginal Nurse

My cousin, Lorraine Smith, known to the family as “Billy Boy” was the first Aboriginal Nurse at the Gympie Hospital. She had just finished school in 1955 and had decided to become a… Continue reading

Childhood in Traveston

My mother’s name was Sarah Bassett nee Johnson. When my Mother’s mother and father were in hospital in the year 1929, she lived with her mother’s cousins Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Agnes… Continue reading