Remember when …

Remember when you turned 17 that the most important thing to do was to go to the Police Station to get your Learner’s Permit. Remember how it wasn’t much later (I think 14… Continue reading

Nestle factory

The entertainment industry is a multi- billion dollar concern today. We have i-pods, i-phones, i-pads and many more gadgets that seem to start with the letter “i”, mainly i want. When I was… Continue reading

Our lifestyle has changed…

As I drove along the city streets lined with overflowing green garbage bins and the bright yellow lidded recyclable bins, I remembered when Gympie had the small metal bins. Householders were not required… Continue reading

About Mr G. Thomas

R. George Thomas, one of Gympie s best-known citizens, is approaching his 75th year (he was born here on July 29, 1889). Apart from a penchant for Local history, soldiering has always been… Continue reading

School Memories

At the start of primary school life for my brother and myself, our family shifted into the “City” of Gympie from our quiet rural life at Widgee. The busy traffic and the large… Continue reading

Memories from the early days

I was born in Gympie in 1929 and have lived my whole life in Gympie and surrounds. In our very early years our family lived in the very quiet area of Widgee. Many… Continue reading