Gympie City Council

Gympie was declared a City Council area on 5 January 1905. The first Mayor of the City was Gilbert Garrick who wore the official robes of office. The photo is of Gilbert Garrick… Continue reading

Fire Destroys Upper Mary Street

On 3 January 1891 fire destroyed many businesses in Upper Mary Street in Gympie, Queensland. The fire broke out at around 12.30am and burnt out many neighbouring properties. According to reports there was… Continue reading

Policewomen Zara Dare & Eileen O’Donnell

This blog has been used by kind permission from the Queensland Police Museum FROM the VAULT – Policewomen Zara Dare & Eileen O’Donnell Queensland Police Media on Mar 4, 2014 @ 11:00am On… Continue reading

Female Bobbies, 85 Years

This blog has been used by kind permission from the Queensland Police Museum FROM the VAULT – Female Bobbies, 85 Years QPS Media on Mar 29, 2016 @ 11:00am POLICEWOMEN! By the uninitiated… Continue reading

Kilkivan Police Station

This blog has been used by kind permission from the Queensland Police Museum FROM the VAULT – Kilkivan Police Station QPS Media on May 6, 2014 @ 11:00am In 1867 the Commissioner of… Continue reading

Emanuel William Gâté son of Count Guiam Gâté of Fougere, France.

  Emanuel William Gâté son of Count Guiam Gâté of Fougere, France. At the age of 19 years Emanuel was sent to Jersey College to learn English. After successfully passing his examinations in… Continue reading

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

Daniel Murphy brother of Catherine Nash (nee Murphy)

Daniel Murphy brother of Catherine Nash (nee Murphy) wife of James Nash. As reported in the Gympie Times, January 12th, 1882 (Ox. Lib) The Funeral of Daniel Murphy will move from the residence… Continue reading

Catherine Nash (nee Murphy)

Catherine Nash (nee Murphy) daughter of Mary (nee Collins) and Daniel Murphy came to Australia as a young child with her parents from her birth place county Wexford Ireland. They lived first in… Continue reading