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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


Gympie is a wonderful place filled with fascinating stories. Mr George Thomas was one of Gympie’s best known citizens, and his love for Local History inspired him to gather and record these stories. Mr Thomas… Continue reading

Going to Kia-Ora School

I went to the Kia-Ora State School. It was a two teacher, two classroom school. I started straight into grade one. Never a day of kindergarten or any sort of warm up at… Continue reading

About Mr G. Thomas

R. George Thomas, one of Gympie s best-known citizens, is approaching his 75th year (he was born here on July 29, 1889). Apart from a penchant for Local history, soldiering has always been… Continue reading