Heritage Talks


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