Local heritage and history

Gympie Region Heritage Trails

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.

gympieheritagetrails.com.au

Gympie Region Then & Now

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.

gympieregionthenandnow.com

Gympie and the railway

Gympie and the railway

Learn about the history of the railway in Gympie from the 1880s to the 1990s. 

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The fires of Gympie

The fires of Gympie

Learn how the fires have effected Gympie's built environment.

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Gympie Regional Libraries

Local history collection

We have an extensive local history collection held in a dedicated room at the Gympie library.

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Picture Gympie

Picture Gympie

An online historical image collection dating back to the late 1800s. 

View the Picture Gympie collection

The Gympie Goldfield 1867-2008

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.

The Gympie Goldfield 1867-2008 (PDF 17MB)

Wild Heart Bountiful Land

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.

Read Wild Heart Bountiful Land [PDF 2.3MB]

Cooloola Shire...a golden past

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.

Read Cooloola Shire...a golden past [PDF 6.5MB]

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.