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Aug 23, 2016

Gympie – the town that saved Queensland

Gympie – the town that saved Queensland The Five Ways, Gympie, circa 1870. Photo courtesy of Gympie Regional Libraries.

In 1867 one man’s search for personal fortune made the history books when he discovered 75 ounces of gold in the place that later became known as ‘the town that saved Queensland’. English prospector James Nash was travelling the bankrupt state of Queensland when he arrived at Gympie, 150km north of central Brisbane, and struck…

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