Fires of Gympie

Fires of Gympie Gympie has had several fires over the years. We have found a few photos of buildings after a fire. We also have a few before and after photos. In 2011… Continue reading

Ads from the past

A bit of a flashback to ads in the Gympie Times in 1948. We found all of these searching The Gympie Times Newspaper on Trove (National Library of Australia) This content is a… Continue reading

Traveston Creek Rail Accident

On the 9 June 1925 the mail train to Rockhampton derailed on a bridge across Traveston Creek. Nine people were killed and 50 were injured. You can read more on the State Library… Continue reading

The Gold Fields Bill

The Gold Fields Bill was tabled in the Legislative Assembly in order to regulate the Gold Fields of Queensland. The first reading in the Legislative Assembly, Queensland Parliament of the Gold Fields Bill… Continue reading

Prince of Wales visit, 1920

HRH Edward, Prince of Wales visited Gympie on Tuesday 3 August 1920. Captain George Thomas had the honour of presenting the cadet’s guard of honour to His Royal Highness. A reception was held… Continue reading

Gympie High School

“On the evening of Wednesday 18 May, the main school building was destroyed in less than an hour by one of the most spectacular fires in Gympie’s history. The blaze was fanned by… Continue reading

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

Coronation Celebrations

Gympie celebrated the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey, London, on 12 May 1937. This of course comes after the abdication of the Prince of Wales to marry… Continue reading

Gympie Airport

Billed as one of the ”biggest event’s in Gympie’s history”, the Gympie airport at Kybong was opened on 7 May 1966 by the Federal Minister for aviation, Mr R.W. Swartz at 2pm. The… Continue reading

Gympie Eisteddfod

In 1885 Gympie hosted one of the first eisteddfods. We have a selection of program covers and the committee from the 49th eisteddfod. This content is a part of G150: Celebrating 150 years… Continue reading