Local heritage and history
Gympie Region Heritage Trails
Explore places of local heritage. Browse through historical information and photos for a number of structures. Find out about gold mining, dairy, beef, timber, farming, rail, and other attractions and events that have shaped our region.
Gympie Region Then & Now
A website providing a photographic link between the Gympie region's past and present. This interactive website has been made possible through a State Library of Queensland Strategic Development Grant.
Gympie and the railway
Learn about the history of the railway in Gympie from the 1880s to the 1990s.
The fires of Gympie
Learn how the fires have effected Gympie's built environment.
Local history collection
We have an extensive local history collection held in a dedicated room at the Gympie library.
An online historical image collection dating back to the late 1800s.
The Gympie Goldfield 1867-2008
Authors John Ferguson and Elaine Brown tell the full story of one of Australia's most productive goldfields and celebrate Gympie's role as the town that saved Queensland.
Richly illustrated and painstakingly researched, this book describes the growth of the local community, explores the prosperous eras of alluvial mining, shallow reefing and deep reefing, and discusses modern efforts to revive gold production.
In 2010, this book received a National Trust of Queensland Bendigo Bank Heritage Award.
Wild Heart Bountiful Land
Produced by the Queensland State Archives in partnership with Cooloola Shire Council, 'Wild Heart Bountiful Land' is an historical overview of the Mary River Valley.
Cooloola Shire…a golden past
In 2001, Cooloola Libraries published Cooloola Shire...a golden past. The book details the history of the shire and includes many photos.
Local Heritage Register
Click here to view Gympie Regional Council's Local Heritage Register or you can view a copy at the Planning and Development Directorate office, 29 Channon Street, Gympie. This document may be periodically reviewed and updated as appropriate.