If these walls could talk – confessions of the Mary St buildings with local history office Rochelle Bull

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UPDATE: Sadly our presenter, Rochelle, has had to go into isolation due to COVID. This event is postponed until further notice, but Rochelle is very keen to do it so we will be running it. Stay tuned for updates!

Join us for a guided tour of the buildings of Mary St with Gympie Regional Libraries local history officer Rochelle Bull. You might be surprised at what you find.

Starting under the trees outside 6-8 Mary St near the post office at 9.30am you will stroll the street with Rochelle. Let Rochelle tell you what you’d hear if those walls could talk. We’ll end up at the corner of Mary St and Channon St.

This will be a gentle stroll from the Fiveways to the Gympie Regional Council building near The Grace and Whiskers cafe. As it will be January it may be hot so please come prepared. Why not buy a coffee or a cold drink from one of the nearby cafes along the way?

Rochelle is a 6th, 5th and 4th generation local with all sides of her family landing in all corners of the Gympie region. She was raised here, went to school here and loves sharing the knowledge and history of her hometown and the region. One of her “claims to fame” is being related (by marriage) to James Nash. Her paternal great-great grandfather married a Murphy sister, and James Nash married another Murphy sister, thus her g-grandfather and James Nash were brother-in-laws.

Where to meet:  Under the trees outside 6-8 Mary St near the Post Office.

When:  postponed due to COVID – new date to be advised
1-2 hours duration

What to bring:

  • comfortable walking shoes
  • hat or umbrella
  • water
  • camera

Cost:  Free

Please register so that we know how many people we should have before we leave. This is an all ages event.

Parking in Mary St is timed so please read the parking signs. Parking is also available in the nearby multi-storey carpark off Nash St, Nelson Reserve and surrounding streets.

This project is sponsored by the Regional Arts Development Fund and is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Also sponsored by the Community Bank Gympie & District – Bendigo Bank.