Natone Shipwreck off Rainbow Beach 1959

Natone Shipwreck off Rainbow Beach 1959.  The Natone was previously called the Wyatt Earp and had been to the Antarctic.  It was shipwrecked on its way down the coast from Lae in New… Continue reading

Nelson Reserve, Gympie

We have selected a few amazing images of Nelson Reserve in Gympie including an 1888 survey map of the area.

Floods in Gympie – 1955

Floods in Gympie – 1955 We can’t go past March without showcasing at least one flood in Gympie’s history. This one was in 1955. Information from the BOM we site states “Heavy flooding… Continue reading

Amamoor Experimental Farm

Amamoor Experimental Farm In the early 1900s an “experimental” farm was established at Amamoor. The farm included the new crops of bananas and pineapples. We found these articles on Trove: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ #g150 #gympie150… Continue reading

Goomeri Show

Goomeri Show We found some interesting articles about the Goomeri Show on Trove. The articles relate to date times, moving the showgrounds and inclement weather.0     It is amazing the little bits… Continue reading

Unveiling of the Nash Memorial

Unveiling of the Nash Memorial The ceremony of the unveiling of the Nash Memorial was held on Saturday 6 March 1915 outside the Town Hall. It was also a functional water drinking fountain.… Continue reading

Edward Bytheway

Today we celebrate one of the founding fathers of Gympie – Edward Bytheway. Edward Bytheway was a business man, a mine owner and a community pioneer. He was instrumental in establishing the Nash… Continue reading

Widgee Divisional Board

The first meeting of Widgee Divisional Board was held on 25 February in 1880. Matthew Mellor was the first Chairman. You can read an account of the proceedings on Trove.  This content is… Continue reading

Zachariah Daniel Sparks Skyring Junior

Zachariah Daniel Sparks Skyring Junior, (13th July 1859- 1957) was born at Albert Street in Brisbane and was the son of Zachariah Skyring and Amelia Louisa Sparks. The Skyring family’s adventurous spirit was… Continue reading

Annie Skyring

Annie Skyring (nee Murphy) was the fifth daughter of Mary (nee Cullen) and Daniel Murphy of county Wexford Ireland who had initially arrived in Sydney before moving to Brisbane. The children travelled from… Continue reading