Who remembers Gympie as a very friendly town where the children played on the mullock heaps monkland? I've had a most enjoyable time staying with friends in Gympie and many have made permanent homes in the coastal caravan parks in the area.
On this day in 1867 James Nash sparked off the gold rush in Gympie, Queensland, when he found gold in a gully off the Mary River. To celebrate there will be a festival in Gympie this Saturday.
Gottlieb Nerger leased out his land in Drayton on the Darling Downs and headed to Gympie in 1868 to look for Gold. He died on the Goldfields early 1869 leaving a wife and three young boys in Gympie. All that glitters is not Gold!
He was buried in the Tozer Park Cemetery which is now a park
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