Category Archive: Gympie


Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong Under the shade of a Coolibah tree, And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled: “Who’ll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me?”… Continue reading

Growing up on Webster Road

I was born in 1952. My father owned a small agricultural farm in Webster Road, Goomboorian. He grew pawpaws (that is how it was spelt in those days). He also grew beans in… Continue reading

Restaurants in Mary Street

Gympie now boasts many restaurants guaranteed to supply a fine dining experience. Many years ago Tobin’s Cafe in Mary Street was hailed as the place to go for morning or afternoon tea or… Continue reading

Cullinanes Plaza

After reading yet another article about supermarket rage, parking rage, trolley rage and whatever else sort of rage I began to recall when I was a young girl (some 50 years ago) about… Continue reading

Biddle Engraved Horns

Peter Biddle immigrated to Australia in 1865 landing in Maryborough.  In 1870 the family came to Gympie and Peter entered into the butchering trade.  The family story states that he had these bullock… Continue reading

Remember when …

Remember when you turned 17 that the most important thing to do was to go to the Police Station to get your Learner’s Permit. Remember how it wasn’t much later (I think 14… Continue reading

Nestle factory

The entertainment industry is a multi- billion dollar concern today. We have i-pods, i-phones, i-pads and many more gadgets that seem to start with the letter “i”, mainly i want. When I was… Continue reading

Our lifestyle has changed…

As I drove along the city streets lined with overflowing green garbage bins and the bright yellow lidded recyclable bins, I remembered when Gympie had the small metal bins. Householders were not required… Continue reading

Memories from the early days

I was born in Gympie in 1929 and have lived my whole life in Gympie and surrounds. In our very early years our family lived in the very quiet area of Widgee. Many… Continue reading