Gympie Fire Brigade

The Gympie Fire Brigade Board looked at Caledonian Hill site for the building of the first Fire Station.  This building is now on Stewart Terrace and is used as flats. This content is… Continue reading

Tattersalls Hotel Fire

A favourite water hole, the Tattersalls Hotel was burnt down on the evening of August 7 1989. The Tattersall’s had been on that spot since 1868.   This content is a part of… Continue reading

Gympie Railway

The opening of the North Coast Line between Gympie and Maryborough in 1881.  This was one of the first sections to be opened.  The shops were closed for the day so people could… Continue reading

Kidd Bridge

The Kidd Bridge was opened on August 5 1961 replacing the Channon Street Bridge. It was named after William (Billy) Kidd who was Chairman of the Widgee Shire Council. This content is a… Continue reading

Andrew Fisher

Andrew Fisher Andrew Fisher was born on 29 August 1862 at Crosshouse, near Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, Scotland. He immigrated to Australia in 1885. After various positions in Queensland he arrived in Gympie in 1888… Continue reading

Cinnabar, Queensland

Cinnabar, Queensland Cinnabar, near Kilkivan, was an important locality in the mining era in the late 1870’s. Mercury was mined at Cinnabar. When the railway was extended to the South Burnett in 1899,… Continue reading

The opening of the Brisbane to Gympie Railway

The opening of the Brisbane to Gympie Railway The opening of the Brisbane to Gympie Railway. On 18 July 1891 the Brisbane to Gympie Railway was officially opened. The Governor, Premier, and members… Continue reading

The Gympie Stock Exchange

The Gympie Stock Exchange The Gympie Stock Exchange first began in 1884 with the Mayor Mr. W. Ferguson as president. The Gympie Stock Exchange formed after gold production increased and it continued until… Continue reading

The Cherry Venture

The Cherry Venture was a 1600 ton cargo ship of Scandinavian origin which ran aground on Teewah Beach on 6 July 1973. It became a tourist attraction and over the years rusted away.… Continue reading

Mini-Computer for City Council

Mini-Computer for City Council How times have changed. Computers are getting smaller in size, bigger in capacity and cheaper in price compared to 1975. Taken from The Gympie Times July 3 1975 p.… Continue reading