Surface Hill Methodist Church, Gympie

The foundation stone for the Surface Hill Methodist Church was laid on 30 January 1890. Some notable Gympie people of the time who attended were Matthew Mellor (MLA) and Major Ferguson (Mayor). The architect… Continue reading

Nelson Reserve, Gympie

We wanted to share a few images of Nelson Reserve in Gympie, including an 1888 survey map. This content is a part of G150: Celebrating 150 years of Gympie.

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

Northumberland Hotel, Gympie

The majestic Northumberland Hotel was destroyed by fire on 21st January, 1969.  This was the second version of the Northumberland Hotel which was licensed from 14 January 1868.  Council Planning Offices now occupy… Continue reading

Dentistry in Gympie in 1888

For those that are frightened of modern dentists, how about letting the visiting dentist extract your tooth? We found an advert for a “painless” dentist in the Gympie Times in 1888. This content… Continue reading

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