Local history collection

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

The collection includes:

  • The Gympie Times on microfilm from 1868
  • local, district and school histories
  • genealogical research materials
  • over 6,000 historical photographs
  • gold mining historical information
  • Queensland Pioneers Index 1829–1889
  • Queensland Federation Index 1914–1980.

We are committed to conserving print and photograph materials that document our past, and welcome donations to the collection.

Local history research and copies of photos and other materials are available for a fee.

The local history officer is available to assist with enquiries on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week. It is recommended that you contact the local history officer to make an appointment for research assistance. Please phone 5481 0859 or email the library on library@gympie.qld.gov.au

 

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