Heritage Talks

Have a look at these historical films and learn about days gone by.

Theatres

Theatres

Take a tour of some of the theatres that were once the place to go in the Gympie region.

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Communications

Communications: Post Offices, Telegraphs and Postcards

Discover the Gympie region’s early postal history, postal infrastructure and telegraph offices. This talk also takes a look at some of the local postcard makers and stationers.

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House history

Researching your House History

Have you ever wondered about the history an old house you have lived in? Learn about resources available, where to start and where to find out more.

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Transport

Terrific Transport

Discover the history of some of the old trucks, cars and buses used in our region.

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Garages

Garages and Servos

Remember when you had full driveway service at a garage? Take a look at some of our historic garages and service stations.

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Parks and lanes

Memorial Park and Laneway: A Place of Remembrance in Gympie

Learn about Gympie’s Memorial Park, which was 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.

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You can also read the book Memorial Park, Gympie

Captain george thomas

Captain George Thomas

Watch the story of Captain George Thomas who served in World War I in Gallipoli and France. Learn about his time as the mayor of Gympie and his advocacy 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.

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Emu plume

Queensland’s Emu Plume: the Kangaroo Feather

Did you know that the Gympie Brigade became one of the first companies to wear the emu plume? This is the story of how the emu plume in the hats of soldiers came about, and what it means.

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.

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The home front

The Home Front: the Impact on Families During World War I

Discover what life was like for women left to run farms, families and households during World War I.

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.

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Larrikin streak

The Larrikin Streak: Humour in Adversity

Where is our sense of humour come from? This is the story of how the larrikin spirit grew in World War I.

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.

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Mary street

The History of Mary Street, Gympie

Discover the history of Gympie’s main street.

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Fires of gympie

The Fires of Gympie

Learn how the burning down of some of Gympie’s buildings have affected the town over the years.

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