Heritage Talks

 

Memorial Park, Gympie

Memorial Park and Laneway: a place of Remembrance in Gympie

Memorials were created across Queensland towns after WWI, including Gympie’s Memorial Park which was officially opened in 1921 by Sir Major-General Thomas William Glasgow.

This project was created for Gympie Regional Council’s Q100 Red for Remembrance (1918 – 2018 We Will Not Forget) community event and is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.

Memorial Park and Laneway (YouTube)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Captain George Thomas

 

George Thomas

Captain George Thomas served in WWI in Gallipoli and France. After the war, he became a mayor of Gympie and a staunch advocate for returned soldiers.

This project was created for Gympie Regional Council’s Q100 Red for Remembrance (1918 – 2018 We Will Not Forget) community event and is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.

George Thomas (YouTube)

 

 

 

 

 



Wide Bay Regiment pre WW1
George Thomas 3rd from left
back row (postcard)

 

Queensland’s Emu Plume: the kangaroo feather

The Gympie Brigade became one of the first companies to wear the emu plume in their hats.

This project was created for Gympie Regional Council’s Q100 Red for Remembrance (1918 – 2018 We Will Not Forget) community event and is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.

Queensland’s Emu Plume: the kangaroo feather (YouTube)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mr and Mrs Farrell and family
The first Kandanga storekeeper, 1916

 

The Home Front: the impact on families during WWI

Keeping the farms, family and households running feel to the women back home.

This project was created for Gympie Regional Council’s Q100 Red for Remembrance (1918 – 2018 We Will Not Forget) community event and is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.

The Home Front: the impact on families during WWI (YouTube)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Dave Price, Collins, McCormack, Campbell & Power, 2nd Oct 1916 postcard from Dave Crown Studios Amesbury, and AS Shrewton, Wilts

 

 

The Larrikin Streak: humour in adversity

Who gave us a unique sense of humour? How the larrikin spirit grew in World War 1.

This project was created for Gympie Regional Council’s Q100 Red for Remembrance (1918 – 2018 We Will Not Forget) community event and is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.

The Larrikin Streak: humour in adversity (YouTube)

 

The history of Mary Street, Gympie

On 2 May, 2018 Dr Elaine Brown presented a local history talk at the Gympie Library, title "The history of Mary Street".
Listen to her present the long and colourful history of a main street that has a deep connection to the history of Gympie.

The history of Mary Street (YouTube)

 

The fires of Gympie

The fires of Gympie

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

Topics covered include:

  • The great explosion of 1877
  • Upper Mary Street 1881
  • Eastern side of Mary Street 1891
  • Central Mary Street 1929
  • Cullinanes Emporium 1885
  • Mining Exchange Hotel 1891
  • Northumberland Hotel 1969
  • Tattersall's Hotel 1989
  • Gympie High School 1955.

This talk was given by Dr Elaine Brown at the Heritage Dinner held at Gunabul Homestead, Gympie on 7 October 2011. This event was organised by the Heritage Advisory Committee during the Gympie Gold Rush Festival.

Videographer: Greg Weir