GOLDEN LEGACY

The Gympie Times - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Gympie Gold Rush saved a colony from col­lapse, which in­evitably led to the for­ma­tion of a state within a united na­tion.

It was James Nash who dis­cov­ered al­lu­vial gold in Oc­to­ber 1867, in the gul­lies that were known as Nash­ville.

The thing most in­ter­est­ing about Gympie’s gold is per­haps the re­la­tion­ship be­tween peo­ple and place.

The gold flowed, from Gympie, to far flung places and left an in­deli­ble mark on Aus­tralia.

It too, left a mark on the peo­ple.

In­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies made and lost for­tunes from their pur­suit of gold.

Some of those peo­ple ben­e­fited greatly from Gympie gold.

Some of those peo­ple went on to give back to the town which gave them so much.

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