The Chinese men, mostly from Canton, played a very important part of the early days of Gympie and the surrounding areas. The GFHS has placed a memorial in the Gympie Two Mile Cemetery honouring them. There is also a book that has been complied of newspaper stories, family stories and other snippets which is available for sale on our book page.

Welcome to the Gympie Family History Society, we are a not for profit organisation devoted to helping people research their family history in the Gympie and Wide Bay Region. Our society is run by volunteers with a passion for local history. We hope you enjoy your visit to our website and find information on the Gympie area and the people who once lived in the district.

About Us

Gympie Family History Society was founded in 1980, and has grown from a small group of members meeting to help each other to do research, to a well equipped Society with our own rooms and a large library of reference materials and research facilities. The Society enjoys a good working relationship with the Gympie Library’s Local History section and is supported by the Gympie Regional Council.

The Society maintains links with other genealogical and family history groups, and reciprocal rights are enjoyed with a number of genealogical societies, whose members may visit and conduct research.

Some minor restrictions may apply.

Projects undertaken by the Society involve members conducting research for the purpose of collating and collecting local knowledge for the long term maintenance of our rich history. This information is then produced in book and CD format and sold.

Funds obtained from the sale of these items are utilised to provide additional research materials for our Library.


Society meetings are held the second Saturday of each month at 2:00pm in the Board Room, Gympie Family History Society Rooms, Station Road, Gympie. Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.


The Societies Annual General Meeting is held in September each year at 1:30pm in the Board Room, Gympie Family History Society Rooms, Station Road, Gympie. Members are welcome and encouraged to attend. 


Gympie Family History Society Inc.
Phone: 07 5482 8211
Postal Address: PO Box 767
Gympie Qld 4570
Physical Location:
1 Chapple Street
Gympie Qld 4570

Opening Hours:
Wednesday: 9:30am - 2:00pm
Friday: 9:30am - 12:00pm
Saturday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm








Single Membership: $40.00 per year
Family Membership: $50.00 per year**Family Membership is two members of an immediate family residing at the same address
Memberships are due 1 September each year, and are charged pro-rata for people joining through the year


Located in the Old Ticket Office, under the Rattler Railway Station, cnr Station Road & Chapple Street, Gympie

Disclaimer: The information/text material found within is posted with good conscience and thought to be true and correct, but we do not guarantee the information/text material and must be viewed in a similar way as other information on the internet. Our Society website is maintained by our members who volunteer their time and skills.